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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. Meals are provided beginning with breakfast on Monday, June 19 and ending with dinner on Friday, June 23. Meals are not provided on Sunday, June 18 or Saturday, June 24.



Residence Halls

Residence halls at IU accommodate all genders, with individual floors divided according to a gender binary. Adult chaperones will be housed in residence halls and are responsible for their students while on campus.

Residence halls will be assigned to attendees who select 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 (1) adult chaperone for every eight (8) students registered per troupe. Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older at the time of the event.

Housing Assignments: After registering, the primary contact for the group 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.

ITF involves minors and therefore must follow IU's Program Involving Children (PIC) policy. Per IU's PIC policy, attendees must be separated by floor based on gender binary.

Meals: Attendees housing in dorms will be issued a meal card to use at designated eateries. Meals will be available beginning with breakfast on Monday, June 19 and ending with dinner on Friday, June 23.

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 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. Each group should indicate how many CH parking permits they need on their On-Campus Housing Form.



Hotels

In an effort to keep registration fees low, meet the needs of our attendees, and fulfill contractual obligations, we request that all attendees staying off campus book reservations at one of our host hotels. More detailed information about the importance of booking in one of these hotels can be found in the FAQ

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. Troupes participating in the Main Stage, Chapter Select Showcase, or Thespys programs who choose to stay off-campus must book hotel rooms in the ITF group block before the housing cut-off date. Please do not contact the hotels directly to make reservations. Note: Residence hall meal plans are not available for attendees staying at hotels. Attendees staying off-campus will receive confirmation numbers within 72 hours of check-in date. 

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

Note: Meals are not included for those groups who choose off-campus housing options.



Restaurants

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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