20120610_SGCS_Res_Campus_10The ALARA World Congress will be held on the beautiful Norwich University campus in Northfield, Vermont. Participants may elect to stay on campus in a traditional college dorm room or make arrangements to stay off campus in one of the local area accommodations.

Northfield, Vermont, like the typical Vermont town, is a small, rural area and offers only a few local establishments for guests who elect to stay off campus. The state of Vermont has long distances between population centers and few, if any, forms of public transportation. It is recommended that you research the surrounding area well and make your travel arrangements early. 

On Campus Accommodations

You may enjoy the convenience of staying on campus with proximity to campus dining, exercise, and social places. If you choose to stay on campus during the ALARA World Congress, you will be accommodated in a traditional college dorm room. The cost of reserving a dorm room is $80 (plus 9% tax) per person per night. Deadline for reserving an on campus dorm room is April 15th.

Dorm life will require that you bring toiletries, flip-flops or shower shoes, hair dryer, travel iron, hangers, alarm clock, sewing kit, safety pins. Remember, this is not a hotel.

Campus housing includes:

  • bunk beds
  • sheets, pillow, blanket
  • towels and washcloth
  • shared public bathrooms
  • rooms do not have air conditioning, but are equipped with room fans
  • wireless Internet access


Off Campus Accommodations

If you prefer to stay off campus, we strongly recommend that you reserve your accommodations early. There are a few small B & Bs within the area surrounding the campus, but most hotels are from 20 minutes to an hour away--and they do fill up quickly. Please do not delay in securing your accommodations.

For your convenience, Norwich University and ALARA have contacted the Sugarbush Resort to host the participants of the 2018 World Congress. Shuttle service between the resort and the Norwich University campus will be provided. Rooms may fill up quickly, so make sure that you reserve yours early. 

Clay Brook Hotel Room: $202.00 (includes breakfast) (if no breakfast required, deduct $12.50 and call to make reservation)
Claybrook one-bedroom Suite: $295.00 (does not include breakfast)
Claybrook two-bedroom Suite: $343.00 (does not include breakfast)
Claybrook three-bedroom Suite: $382.00 (does not include breakfast)
Claybrook four-bedroom Suite: $459.00 (does not include breakfast)

All guest rooms are quoted on a per night basis in US dollars and include Vermont tax and service fees.


Sugarbush includes two mountain areas, a fully appointed Health and Recreation Club, multiple lodging options, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club, an array of dining venues and more. Year-round, the resort staffs approximately 450 employees, and in the height of the winter season employees number close to 1,000.

There are a wide variety of room types to accommodate all travelers. If booking online, use the discount code ALARA. If making a reservation by phone, mention Norwich University and the ALARA World Congress. To make a reservation you can call 1-800-537-8427 or use this link to go directly to reservations: RESERVATIONS. You can visit the Sugarbush website HERE.


Additional guest room reservations can be made at The Warren Lodge located at 731 VT Route 100, Warren, VT and approximately 1.5 miles closer to Norwich University than Sugarbush Resort. Please note that there is a two night minimum and a deposit in the full amount of your stay is required at the time you make your reservation. There is a 30 day cancellation, if you cancel your reservation less than 30 days prior to your arrival, you forfeit your deposit. Please click HERE for The Warren Lodge website and to make your reservation.

Room rate at The Warren Lodge: $99.00 + 9% tax = $107.91 (does not include breakfast)

If you wish to stay somewhere other than the Norwich University campus, Sugarbush Resort or The Warren Lodge, you may find helpful information about accommodations on the Vermont Chamber of Commerce website.

Transportation will be provided between Norwich University and Sugarbush Resort or The Warren Lodge. If your accommodations are somewhere other than Sugarbush Resort or the Warren Lodge, transportation will be up to you.

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