When you select the 'accommodation option' through the McGregor booking process you will be provided with an applicable room at one of the USQ Residential Colleges for the length of the school - plus breakfast and dinner. It is a great way to complete your McGregor retreat and fully immerse yourself in creativity!
However if you'd prefer not to stay on campus, Toowoomba does offer a host of other accommodation options bookable through normal channels such as AirBnB, WotIf and Booking.com
On campus rooms
USQ Residential college rooms are fitted with a king single bed and a desk. The rooms are basic student style accommodation, meaning they are clean, tidy and come with linen. Private and shared bathroom options are available, prices are listed in the pricing and payment section accessible from the applicable retreats web page.
McGregor College is the first preference for on campus accommodation, however other on campus colleges including Concannon are used if required. There is no smoking allowed on the university campus including in residential colleges.
The McGregor Office will endeavour to meet special accommodation requests such as staying next to another student, however we do reserve the right to make changes according to room availability.
What about couples? Residential colleges does not offer twin-share or double bed options for couples. Couples can however request a room with a shared bathroom.
Why stay on campus?
Aside from being quite cost effective, staying on campus provides you with a bit of 'old-school camp' fun with activities planned for each night following classes.
Additionally there is a special excitement in the air at the residential college as you join with others from across Australia, all keen to experience the vibrancy of McGregor Arts Retreats. The opportunity to share meals and conversations with like minded people, including your tutors makes for a memorable time.