Overnight Accommodations

Family On-Campus

Family overnight accommodations will be provided in Pickerl Hall for $40 per night per room. Families can reserve to stay on-campus when their student is registering for orientation. Payment for on-campus accommodations have to be made at the time of orientation registration.

Who can stay:
  • Students and family members can stay in Pickerl Hall together the night before or night after their orientation program
  • Students staying on-campus during the program will stay in a separate building. Students are not allowed to stay with families the night of their orientation program.
  • Minors (under age 18) will not be allowed to stay in Pickerl Hall alone. A parent/guardian, who is not the student, should accompany any minors.
  • Pickerl Hall can accommodate a maximum of two adults and two children (under age of 12) per room
    • If bringing children to sleep on the floor, you must provide sleeping bags or linens
What is provided:
  • 2 twin beds per room
  • Sheets, light blanket, pillow, and towels provided for each bed in the room
    • Additional linen sets can be rented from the front desk for $5 per set
  • Microwave and mini-fridge per room
  • Private bathroom (see the floor plan)
  • Television is available in the lounge area (There is not a television in the room)
What to expect:
  • Check-in will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the day of your program
  • Check-out is by 10:30 a.m. on the next day
  • Pack a separate bag from your student, as your student will stay in another building the night of their program
  • Family luggage should stay in your vehicle until the time of check-in
  • On-campus dinner options will not be available for families. This is a great chance to explore Terre Haute and Pickerl Hall is walking distance from downtown!
    • Maps of downtown Terre Haute will be available at the front desk
  • After dinner, explore Terre Haute, as it offers an inexpensive and fun getaway for children and adults.
  • For additional questions about staying on-campus, contact Residential Life at (812) 237-3993 or toll free at (888) 824-3920.

Student On-Campus

Student overnight accommodations the night of the orientation program are provided as part of the program (there is no additional cost). We encourage students to stay on-campus as this is a great time to get to know fellow Sycamores in a more informal setting. It also gives students the opportunity to see what a night in the Residence Halls might look like.

Students will be provided with a twin bed and linen set (sheets, light blanket, pillow, and towels).


There are two hotels that are easily accessed by a short walk from Indiana State's campus. These are also located in downtown, among some of the food and fun Terre Huate has to offer. When booking a room, be sure to mention you will be in town for New Student Orientation with Indiana State as some hotels will offer discounts. The two hotels nearest campus are: