On Campus Housing and Meals

Zimfest Village will be located in the McNary housing complex on the eastern side of the OSU campus. Housing will be provided in McNary and Callahan Hall. McNary Hall is the “quiet dorm” for this year’s festival. Meals will be served in the McNary Dining Center located adjacent to those buildings. Most workshops will be held in McNary, Callahan and Wilson Halls, while the remainder will be located within a five-minute walk of Zimfest Village. See OSU McNary for more information.

Reservations for meal plans and dormitory housing must be completed and paid for by Monday, July 25.


Dormitory rooms are available for both single and double occupancy. There is a "quiet" dorm, and a less quiet dorm. You may choose to bring your own linens, or pay to include extra-long twin sheets, blanket, pillow and towels. See Festival Costs for pricing details.

Housing Check-In hours are 3pm - 7pm. Please plan to check-in during that time. After hours check-in is available, but less convenient. You may arrive and gather your Zimfest materials, such as workshops and volunteering, at the Zimfest Registration Table which has extended hours operated by our own Zimfest volunteers. OSU Housing Check-In is operated by OSU to manage the keys to your room. See Festival Schedule for hours.

Rooms are available Wednesday August 10 through Sunday August 14. If you require additional nights, please contact 2011@zimfest.org and we will assist you in making special arrangements.


Cafeteria Meal Plans are available, and must be purchased in advance.

All Meals Plan Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, plus Breakfast on Monday.
Lunch and Dinner Plan Includes: Lunch and Dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Weekend Meals Plan Includes: Saturday Breakfast through Sunday Lunch.

Breakfast: 8am - 10am
Lunch: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Dinner: 5pm - 7pm

The cafeteria will provide a few additional meals for those who will dine less frequently, these are purchased at meal time. The McNary Chef is working with Zimfest to provide a balanced diet that will meet the needs of most. Vegetarian entrees are provided.

McNary dining center also has a coffee shop that serves a variety of snacks and beverages.