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New England Weavers' Seminar:  Plan Your Visit


Parking is widely available on the campus of Worcester State University.  No permit is required to use any parking lot or the parking garage.


Handicapped parking spaces are available throughout the campus.  Individuals with state-issued disability plates or placards may use these spaces. 

On-Campus Housing

Check-out time on Sunday is noon. 


Keys/swipe cards will be issued to each resident and must be returned at the end of the conference.  They may be returned to the registration desk, the dining hall, or the residence halls; boxes to drop off keys and cards will be stationed at all these locations.  There will be a $24.00 charge for each key/swipe card not returned within 24 hours of check out.  Lost or unreturned charge is $120 per key. 


Upon departure, please strip your bed and leave your linens in the room. 

Gathering Place

Looking for a place to hang out, to meet with your friends, to relax between classes? There will be a lounge area near the registration.desk at Sheehan (Residence/Dining Hall) and in the Student Center, ?? * floor.

Computer Usage and Wifi

Wireless internet access points are available in most locations across campus, including residence halls.  To connect a wireless computer or other mobile device for the first time, see the Resource Guide in your registration packet for the network name and password.  All rooms have data jacks; bring an ethernet cable as back-up.


All registration throughout the conference will take place in...  The area will include a bulletin board for updated information about the conference.

Loom Drop-off

All floor and table looms, sewing machines, and other equipment can be taken directly to their respective classrooms and remain there until participants depart.


Sullivan Academic Building will be open from 7 AM Wednesday to Sunday at 4 PM. Building will close at 6 PM every day. Student helpers will be available on Wednesday 4:30–5:30 PM and Thursday 7:30-8:30 AM at Sullivan’s [front or back] entrance.

Campus Meals

All meals will be served cafeteria style in ...., participants must provide their ID card, which will have been programmed for the meal plan that they purchased, and must be swiped for each meal.  Note that the ID cards must be returned at the end of the conference.  There is a $24 charge for each ID card not returned within 24 hours of checkout.

Thursday - Sunday:     Breakfast 7:00 am - 8:30 am

                                     Lunch 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

                                     Dinner 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

                                     (no dinner on Sunday)

Thursday night dinner is Welcome Dinner (pre-purchase necessary) from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.  


Lectures, shows, and workshops will be held in air-conditioned spaces on campus.  You are encouraged to bring a sweater if you are inclined to be cold.


NEWS and NEWS 2021 Trustees do not carry insurance on persons at or property brought to the conference.  If insurance is desired, the individual must provide it.



Worcester State University

Smoking and alcohol are PROHIBITED in all university buildings.

Emergency Information

The University Police office is staffed 24/7 and located on the 1st floor of Wasylean Hall (residence hall opposite Sheehan). If you are locked out of your room, this is the place to go. Phone: 508-929-8911 In case of ANY emergency (including fire), dial 8911 (from a campus phone) or (508) 929-8911



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