Student Housing and
Students coming to June's academic summer camps from beyond the Chattanooga area may stay with friends and family who live nearby, with parents in a hotel (the Ooltewah Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express have Southern discounts), or in the men's and women's residence halls on wings reserved specifically for this event. Each residence hall suite room is double occupancy and shares a bathroom with the adjoining room.
Whenever possible, campers will be assigned to board with a student from their same area of study; however, specific roommate requests are considered. Community building is a big part of any academic immersion experience and our hope is that conversations related to each day's projects will last right up to (perhaps even slightly past) curfew and lights out.
Supervision at night is provided by Southern's deans and resident assistants who have extensive training and thorough background checks.
Many students will be traveling to our summer camps from several hours away. To simplify the process for parents, Southern is offering transportation assistance for the June camps from four metro areas: Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and Knoxville.
Seating is limited on our vans and we will update this page once a city has reached vehicle capacity. University vans will arrive at a pre-determined Seventh-day Adventist church or school in each city at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 17, and parents may drop their students off with camp staff at that time if all paperwork, finances, and other registration obligations have been met.
Camps end at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, and students will leave shortly thereafter to return to these same four centralized metro meeting areas. Arrival time is estimated between 7-8:30 p.m., based on distance and traffic. Students will be encouraged to call parents while in route to share any updates for estimated time of arrival.
For more information about housing or transportation, please contact us.