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Housing & Dining

ITF attendees have two housing options: residence halls on-campus or hotels off-campus.

On-campus housing includes meals at on-campus eateries.

Residence Halls

Residence halls at IU accommodates all genders, with individual floors dedicated to male and female students, respectively. Adult chaperones will be housed in residence halls and are responsibile for their students while on campus.

Residence halls will be assigned to attendees who selected the All-Access Pass during registration on a first-come, first-served basis. We are unable to accommodate specific dorm building requests.  

Chaperones: ITF requires at least one adult chaperone for every ten students registered per troupe. 

Housing Assignments: After registering, troupe directors will be able to submit housing requests online, including roommate assignments, and any special requests (e.g., privacy concerns or ADA accessibility needs). All students must be paired with a roommate unless a specific request is made, which may incur an additional fee. If a troupe is bringing an odd number of students, the unpaired student will be assigned a roommate from another troupe with an unpaired student. A troupe director or chaperone must be housed in each dorm your group occupies.

Adults accompanying individual students (not affiliated with a troupe) will also be able to make the above housing requests after completing the registration process

Meals: Attendees housing in dorms will be issued a meal card to use at designated eateries.

All-You-Care-To-Eat menus include a variety of healthy options featuring plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan fare. The food is flavorful and showcases the best of local, regional, and international cuisine. Menus will change daily to offer you more variety and choice. The eateries also feature a "Free From IX" option, where all food is prepared with allergen free ingredients. You won’t find the nine proteins that most commonly trigger allergic reactions - eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, wheat, tree nuts, and shellfish.

Parking: Adults with valid driver’s licenses who are staying in the dorms will be issued a Community Housing (CH) parking permit and have access to any of the CH lots on campus during the week of ITF. CH parking permits will be distributed at the time of housing check-in. Each dorm has a dedicated CH lot.

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ITF attendees who select the Activities-Only Pass during registration must book a room at an official ITF host hotel. Attendees who register for the Activities-Only Pass and exhibitor booth staff must make hotel reservations during registration or via the Attendee Service Center after registration. Please do not contact the hotels directly to make reservations. Note: Residence hall meal plans are not available for attendees staying at hotels.

Biddle Hotel & Conference Center


The Biddle Hotel is located on campus at the Indiana Memorial Union, where the exhibit hall will be located.

  • Rates starting at $119 per night, plus tax
  • GoExpress drop-off location
  • Self-parking is $6 per day

Hilton Garden Inn


The Hilton Garden Inn is located six blocks from campus in downtown Bloomington.

  • Rates starting at $139 per night, plus tax
  • GoExpress drop-off location
  • Self-parking is $12.50 per day

Meals:  Meals are not included if housing off-campus.

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Attendees looking for a change of scenery can explore downtown Bloomington and find a plethora of restaurants, diners, and eateries. Check out this list of restaurants within a 5-minute walk from every edge of the IU campus! 

All-Gender Restrooms

Inclusivity is important to IU and to ITF. All-gender restrooms are available in most IU buildings. View a map of locations across campus.

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