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What is a single/double/triple/suite?

All of these rooms are in college dorms, with communal hallways and you’ll be sharing a bathroom with all of the lovely Glen attendees on your floor.

A single room means you have a room to yourself, with a door into the hallway.

A double room means two people share a room, with semi private sleeping areas. There’s a door between you, but only one door to the hall.

A triple means you’re sharing a room with three people, with semi private sleeping areas. There’s doors between you, but only one door to the hall (from the center sleeping area).

All of the beds are single beds. This means if you are attending with your spouse, you can stay in adjoining double rooms, with single beds.

Suites are clusters of five single rooms sharing one bathroom.

Apartments have two bedrooms, with either singles in both rooms, or a single in one and a double in the other. If you’re hoping for a double bed, please let us know – first come, first served.

These are Spartan accommodations – think of it as summer camp for grown-ups! When you walk in your room, you’ll find a chair, a desk, and a bed. On your bed you’ll find a stack of folded linens – two flat sheets, a pillow and pillow case, two simple blankets, two towels, and a washcloth. All other amenities are up to you! We can welcome you with warmth and community, but not luxury accommodations. The climate is mild, so we won’t have A/C or heat.

If this doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you can register as a commuter, and handle your own hotel accommodations.

Does my registration include meals?

Yes! Our meals are served cafeteria style, and there are options for many dietary restrictions – but if you are a strict vegan, celiac, or have serious allergies, it might be wise to make other meal plans.

Does my registration include parking?

Yes!

Can you accommodate my disability?

Yes! Contact us at glenworkshop@imagejournal.com to let us know what you need.

Is there Wi-Fi?

Yes.

I’m Buddist/ Muslim/ Atheist/ Evangelical/ Jewish/ Spiritual/[insert religion here]… is that ok?

Yes! The Glen is framed by Christian tradition, but all are welcome. Evening compline services are optional.

This looks different from last year! Why?

We’ve got some new things coming this year, including our full scholarships. Never fear – all the things you love from Glens past will still be there.

My workshop says I need to send work. How do I do that?

We’ll give you the details to upload your work online when we get closer to July!

How will I get around?

The nearest major airport is Albuquerque International Sunport, about one hour south of the St. John’s College campus. Several car rental agencies are located at the airport. A cheaper option is to take the Sandia Shuttle to/from St. John’s. For your departure reservations, we recommend a shuttle pickup two hours before your desired airport arrival. Keep in mind that the earliest shuttle on Sunday morning, August 6, arrives at the airport around 6:30 am.

What kind of weather should I expect?

Santa Fe has a high desert climate at an elevation of 7,000 feet, and the temperature averages a high of 83° during the day and a low of 51° at night in August.

The elevation may cause some altitude sickness or shortness of breath at the beginning of the week, but water intake negates many of these side effects. Let us emphasize that: if you drink a lot of water when you arrive, you'll likely experience nothing more than a little shortness of breath.

Most of the dorm rooms are about 50 yards up the hill from the main lecture building (see the campus map). The suites are about 200 yards up a short road.

For those with limited mobility, there are dorm rooms without stairs; and the grand majority of Glen events take place in a building with an elevator. If you’re concerned about getting around at the Glen, write our office here.

What should I pack?

Dress is casual at the Glen. Be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, and pack a rain jacket in the event of a summer storm. And here are a few other items you may want with you:

  • A water bottle
  • An alarm clock or other method of waking yourself up
  • Headphones
  • A coffee thermos
  • Your favorite linens
  • Shower shoes or flip-flops
  • A bathrobe

Are there scholarships for the Glen?

Yes! There is one full scholarship per course. Check the page of the course you want to attend for more details.

What are the facilities like?

You can learn more about St. John’s College (including details about meals, rooms, and more) on this page.

Can I buy art supplies in Santa Fe so I don't have to pack them

There is a great art supply store in Santa Fe (about 15 minutes from the campus) called Artisan.

Have a question that isn’t answered here? Feel free to write us at glenworkshop@imagejournal.org.

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