Lodging and Dining
On Campus HousingNAEC attendees may register for housing in apartment-style dorm rooms located on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross.
Dorm rooms are located in Loyola Hall, an air conditioned building in which every room has a bedroom and full bath. Each door has a combination lock so there will be no keys to lose.
NAEC attendees will be given access cards for Loyola Hall and Kimball Dining Hall. Bed linens, bath towels (changed daily), and maid service are included in the price of the room. Toiletries are not provided.
Dorm rooms are priced at $40 per night, per person for a Single Room, and $25 per night, per person for a Double Room.
Total cost for four nights is $160 per person for a Single Room and $100 per person for a Double Room.
(Note: A fifth night option will be available.)
These rates are exceptional for New England and should be quite attractive for all participants, particularly students!
These facilities include the Hart Center Indoor Pool, Smith Wellness Center, Outdoor Tennis Courts, Hart Outdoor Running Track, and the Holy Cross Libraries.
On Campus DiningNAEC attendees may register for cafeteria style meal service at the College of the Holy Cross.
These meals will be available at Kimball Dining Hall, a large space with seating for 800 people.
Note that NAEC attendees may have to share this space with Summer Camps.
Breakfasts include a full hot breakfast with other lighter fare. Lunch and dinner offer a variety of items.
Cost is based on a per meal fee and allows for an individual to sample any- and every-thing on the menu.
Breakfast is $8.25 per person per day.
Lunch is $9.25 per person per day.
Dinner is $10.50 per person per day.
Total price for daily meal service at the NAEC will be $101.50. This price covers the cost of 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners.
A casual New England clambake banquet will be held on the evening of Wednesday, July 12. Clambakes include steamed lobster, mussels, clams, onions, carrots, and corn on the cob.
Off Campus Housing
Conference attendees may also find lodging at the following suggested local hotels:
- we have reserved a block of rooms at this hotel. Please mention "Holy Cross" when booking or use the following Corporate Booking Code if booking online: 2646953
- the rate is $134 per night plus tax
AC Hotel (currently under construction, due to open in 2017)
Off Campus Dining
Worcester is rapidly becoming a foodie destination in the region. There are a number of excellent restaurants in the city and we encourage you to try them out!
Here are a few excellent options to start
Birch Tree Bread Company - bread, coffee, sandwiches, beer and wine
NU Cafe - coffee and pastries, cafe fare, vegetarian options
Brew on the Grid - coffee and pastries
In House Coffee - coffee and pastries
Lock 50 - serves breakfast through dinner. Tapas style plates.
Volturno - Napoletana style pizza. Delicious.
Armsby Abbey - one of the top gastro and brew pubs in the country. Excellent.
Deadhorse Hill - amazing food from one of the Boston region's best chefs.
Mezcal Tequila Cantina - traditional Mexican and Southwest dishes.
The Fix Burger Bar - gourmet burgers
Sweet - fine dining and sweet desserts. Delicious cupcakes!
Bocado - tapas and wine bar.
Via - Worcester's favorite Italian restaurant.
111 Chop House - incredible steakhouse.
The Sole Proprietor - Worcester's landmark seafood restaurant.
Smokestack Urban Barbecue - offers different regional bbq styles
Flying Rhino - cafe and watering hole with delicious cuisine
Fatima's Cafe - African food that's not all Ethiopian
Baba Sushi - the best sushi in town
Pampas Churrascaria - Brazilian steakhouse
Basil n' Spice - excellent Thai food
Pho Dakao - delicious Vietnamese food
More dining options will be added to this list.