New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Living on Campus

Important Campus Information

What to Bring

What to bring with you if living in a dormitory (click for link)

If you have medication that needs to be refrigerated. please make arrangement for refrigeration. There are no refrigerators in rooms.

If you have medical equipment you will need to use while at Sessions, please indicate that on your registration form so we can best accommodate you.

Dining Information

Special Dietary Needs: If you have medical dietary needs that you did not indicate at the time of registration, you should seek out the Sessions or Access Resources coordinators to see whether they can be accommodated.

The college has a limited number of trays for those with young children and mobility challenges. Also, a limited number of reusable “clamshell” containers are available to carry food to distant locations for mealtime meetings.

Encourage parents with small children to go to the head of dining lines and offer to help.

Please be alert to offer assistance to others. Please, no running in the cafeteria and other high traffic areas! Please be careful not to bump into Friends. All of us should remind Friends who forget.

Tobacco Use

Castleton is a smoke-free campus. The ban on tobacco use on campus has been expanded from the buildings to encompass the entire campus. Full details are available on their web site.

Tobacco use is prohibited in all Castleton University property, both indoors and outdoors, as well as in vehicles owned by the University - from the Castleton University Tobacco Use Policy

Information Desk

The Sessions Information desk will be in the Fine Arts Center lobby all week. This is where you can find important printed documents and get answers to most of your questions. The Info Desk will be staffed mostly during business sessions and transition periods between scheduled activities.


Call this number (on your nametag) ONLY for issues such as being locked out of dorm room, needing a bed lowered, or to report a broken window, A/C not working, water shut off and other maintenance issues


Camping is available during Sessions. There are a limited number of spaces and each site is limited to a single shared tent. For example, a single person in a tent and a family of 3 sharing a tent are counted as one camping spot each. If you are sharing a site with someone, please register them with you. There is a limit of four people per site. Locations are first-come, first-served upon arrival at Sessions.

If you have further questions please contact the Housing Coordinator or the Events Coordinator.

Handicap Parking

Handicap parking on campus is for state-issued permits only. Other cars will be towed.


Lock your bikes!  Castleton State College is in the town of Castleton. Campus Safety has warned us that bicycles left unlocked—especially at night - are frequently stolen.

Friends of all ages are strongly encouraged to wear helmets when using any speedy wheeled transportation (bikes, trikes, skateboards, scooters, etc.).


The library on campus has photocopiers and computers that NEYM attenders can use. The Sessions Office will make copies only for items coming to business sessions. 

Early Check Out

Mon–Wed, 9 a.m.–Noon at Conference Services, Hoff Hall. If you rented linens, leave them bundled up on your bed.

Thursday Check Out

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Castleton staff will be in Huden Dining Hall to accept keys. If you rented linens, leave them bundled up on your bed.

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New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 754-6760 - [email protected]