Almost all buildings on the Franklin Pierce campus are wheelchair-accessible. Accessible accommodations close to the classroom buildings and dining hall are available upon request. If you are physically disabled, please let us know when you register so we can make sure that your classes and housing are in accessible buildings. Some participants who have difficulty walking around campus drive between buildings by car and others use the golf carts available for a small fee. Accessibility tours will be offered the first day of the Summer Institute and as needed for Shabbat guests.
Each day features three delicious, kosher, vegetarian meals and plenty of evening snacks. There are always vegan/parve options and an abundance of healthy, tasty choices. The kitchen and dining hall are under the strict supervision of a mashgiach (supervisor), who also participates in the Institute. If you have special food needs or food allergies/sensitivities, please help us meet your needs by letting us know on the registration form and providing a detailed explanation by June 15. All adult housing options also include refrigerators and kitchens (although no cookware, silverware, dishes, or glasses are provided). You may bring food from home or outside into your room, but not into the dining hall. There is a grocery store less than 1 mile from Franklin Pierce. Please call or email the NHC office for more information.
Four comfortable, modern housing options are available. All accommodations have parking, washing machines, and dryers nearby. Please indicate your housing preference on the registration form. All housing is double occupancy (unless you pay for a single supplement). If you register with another person, we will house you together, unless you indicate otherwise. If you have mobility concerns that impact the distance you can walk, please give us a call so we can best accommodate your needs.
If you are attending with children we will house you in the suites to facilitate evening babysitting. If you are a teen or young adult, we will house you in the dormitories. Otherwise, please be sure to indicate your preference when you register.
The suites in the center of campus are air-conditioned and accessible to those with special mobility needs. Each suite has six bedrooms with two twin beds per room, one bathroom with three showers and sinks, a living room, and a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave oven. Suites are generally designated for families with children under the age of 10 (to facilitate babysitting) and people with special mobility needs. Washing machines and dryers are free.
The apartments are located near the suites. Each apartment has two bedrooms with two twin beds per room, 1.5 baths, a living room, and a kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and dining area. The apartments do not have air conditioning; however, the mountain climate usually makes air conditioning unnecessary at night.
The townhouses are next to the lake, a 7 to 10 minute walk to the dining hall and classrooms. There is a wheelchair-accessible studio apartment on the first floor, while the second and third floors each contain three bedrooms with two twin beds each, three full bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room area. The townhouses are air-conditioned. The basement of each townhouse contains a coin-operated washer and dryer.
Young adults and teens are housed in traditional dormitories with two beds per room and a communal bathroom. Typical dormitory rooms do not have air conditioning. Most Everett Fellows will be housed here.
Commuters and Camping
Anyone who lives or is staying near the campus can participate at a reduced cost by registering as a commuter. Commuter registration includes all meals and full participation in all programs. There are numerous campsites nearby if you would like to take advantage of our commuter rate.