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Festival & Preaching Conference General Info

Accommodations

All participants may stay in university residence halls for the entire four-day competition. Because of limited space, we can accommodate room requests only for siblings. Accommodations are not available prior to Oct. 31.

For those wishing to stay off campus, some local hotels have partnered with BJU to offer special rates.

Those staying on campus should bring bedding for a twin bed (or sleeping bag), pillow, towels and toiletries.

Costs

Festival ParticipantFee
On-campus participant
Includes lodging and all meals
$95
Off-campus participant
Includes lunch and dinner
$65
Instrument RentalFee
Standard band/orchestral instruments $25
Harps$35 (lever)
$50 (pedal)
Limited number available. Request rentals in your registration.

Sponsors

Groups of 5 or more males and/or females staying in the residence halls must have a sponsor stay in the residence hall with the group. These sponsors will receive complimentary lodging and meals. Additional sponsors should make their own housing/hotel accommodations.

Note: We cannot accommodate adults, other than sponsors, in the residence halls.

Students staying on campus Complimentary Sponsor Accommodations
5-10 Up to 2
11-20 Up to 4
21-30 Up to 6
31-40 Up to 8
41-50 Up to 10

Registration

Registrations must be submitted by Oct. 14.

Refund/Cancellation

Payment (less a $25 processing fee) will be refunded only if cancellation is received in the Welcome Center office no later than Oct. 17. There is no refund for cancellations made after this date.

Check-In

All participants should check in on Monday from 12–5 p.m. in the lobby of Rodeheaver Auditorium. Preaching Conference participants will meet at 6 p.m. in Levinson Hall in the Student Center. A required opening meeting for all participants and sponsors will be held at 6:45 p.m. in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.

What to Wear

Women: Please wear knee length skirts or dresses while on campus during class hours or during performances. On-campus casual (jeans or pants) attire is appropriate after 5 p.m. and for scheduled recreational activities. Recreational attire (including tennis shoes) may be brought for activities in the Davis Field House. It is suggested that students should wear modest clothing that is not revealing in either fabric, cut or tightness.

Men: Please wear pants and shirts with collars while on campus during class hours. On-campus casual (jeans or pants) attire is appropriate after 5 p.m. and for scheduled recreational activities. Recreational attire of shorts and a T-shirt (including tennis shoes) may be brought for activities in the Davis Field House.

See further details for Culinary Arts competitors.

Have a question? Email the Welcome Center.