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The 2017 GLACUHO Annual Conference will take place November 12-14, 2017, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The conference venue and hotel is the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing.

11/12/2017 to 11/14/2017
When: November 12-14, 2017
Where: Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, Indiana  46240
United States
Contact: Sara Dickey

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Conference Dates

November 12-14, 2017


Hotel & Conference Center:
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240


The group room rate for GLACUHO has expired, however reservations can still be made at the hotel's best available rate. To make a reservation, please contact the hotel at (317)846-2700 or (317)574-6744 and share that you are part of the "Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing" group.  

To reserve your room with the GLACUHO rate, please visit or call 1-888-627-7814 and ask to make a reservation with the group “Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing”.


Complimentary self-parking is available at the hotel & conference center.  Space is available for vans and oversized vehicles. Valet parking is also available for $10 for day use and $19 overnight.

Travel & Ground Transportation

If you are flying, ground transportation from a private car service can be arranged by the Sheraton.  Advanced booking is required and special rates are available for Sheraton guests.  Please call (317)257-0793 to book.  Taxi service is available to and from the Indianapolis International Airport, which is about 30 miles from the hotel.  Estimated cost for a taxi is $65 each way.  

Conference Sessions

 Listing of all program sessions and descriptions

Business Meeting: Officer Reports

Electronic versions of the reports shared at the business meeting will be available to members here in early November 2017.

Registration Rates



Deadline To Register (By 5:00pm Eastern Time)

Regular Registration


Register by 5:00pm Eastern on Thursday, October 26.

Late Registration


Register by 5:00pm Eastern on Thursday, November 3.

On-Site Registration


No online registrations will be accepted after November 3. Register on-site when you arrive.


In order to qualify for the regular registration rate, check payments must be postmarked by Thursday, October 26, 2017. Online registration closes on Thursday, November 2, and all attendees wishing to register after that date will need to register on site.

Click to view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about registration or to request help.

Our cancellation and refund policy is available here.

Accessibility or Lactation Accommodations 

Should you need any special requests for accessibility accommodations or access to a lactation room during your experience at the conference, please contact Sara Dickey ( by October 26, 2017.  Any specific requests for hotel room accessibility accommodations should be made directly to the hotel.

Ridesharing and Roomsharing Opportunities

Need a ride to the conference? Have extra space in your car for additional passengers? Looking to split the cost of hotel accommodations? Visit our Ridesharing and Roomsharing forums to get connected.

GLACUHO has also partnered with RoomSync to offer a roommate matching service for attendees looking to share a hotel reservation. Click here to register.

Elections for Board of Directors Positions

There will be five positions elected at the annual conference: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Illinois Delegate and Michigan Delegate. Information about each candidate, including their candidate statements, can be found by clicking here.

Tentative Conference Schedule


 8:00am – 6:00pm  Registration and Information Center Open – Sheraton 2nd Floor
 10:30am - 12:00pm  2019 Annual Conference Bid Presentations
 2:00pm – 3:30pm  Committee Meetings, Financial Advisory Board, and Technology Advisory Board
 3:30pm - 4:30pm  State Meetings
 4:45pm - 6:00pm
 Opening Session with Contemporary Issues Expert
 6:30pm - 8:00pm
 Opening Banquet sponsored by CSC Service Works 
 8:00pm - 9:00pm  Moderator Training
 8:00pm  Affinity Group Social
 9:00pm  GLOW-CUHO 5k


 8:00am - 6:30pm
 Registration and Information Center Open - Sheraton 2nd Floor
 8:00am - 9:00am  Business Meeting, Part 1 (Open to all attendees)
 9:15am  Case Study Competition
 9:15am - 10:15am  Program Session 1
 10:25am - 11:25am  Program Session 2
 11:00am - 5:00pm  Silent Auction Open for Bids
 11:30am - 1:00pm  Lunch (on your own)
 1:00pm - 2:00pm  Program Session 3
 2:15pm - 4:15pm  Business Meeting, Part 2 (Open to all attendees)
 4:30pm - 7:30pm  Exhibitor Fair
 7:30pm - 8:30pm  PDI Social
 8:30pm  Monday Night on the Town (details TBD)



 8:00am - 4:00pm
 Registration and Information Center Open - Sheraton 2nd Floor
 8:00am - 12:45pm  Silent Auction Open for Bids
 9:00am - 10:00am  Program Session 4
 10:15am - 12:15pm  Facilities Tour at IUPUI
 10:15am - 11:15am  Program Session 5
 11:30am - 12:30pm  Program Session 6
 12:30pm - 2:00pm  Lunch (on your own)
 12:30pm - 2:00pm  Lunch and Learn (advance registration required)
 2:00pm - 3:00pm  Program Session 7
 3:15pm - 4:15pm  Program Session 8
 5:00pm - 5:30pm  Seating for Closing Banquet
 5:30pm - 7:30pm  Closing Banquet



Conference Highlights

- This included MCI, Lunch and Learn, Facilities Tours, Service Project, Case Study, MNOT, Silent Auction.-

sixth Annual Silent Auction

We are excited to announce the sixth annual Silent Auction at the Annual Conference to benefit the ACUHO-I Foundation. The auction will take place on Monday and Tuesday during the conference. All attendees are invited to visit the Silent Auction space to view the items and to place bids.

We are currently seeking donations to be entered into the Silent Auction. Individuals, institutions, and exhibitors may choose to donate items and services. Donations are not limited to commercially available items; we welcome your creativity and works of art!  If you would like to donate an item for the Silent Auction, please click here for more information and to register your donated item(s).

You can also make a donation directly to the ACUHO-I Foundation at In the Contact Information section, please be sure to select that you are donating to a region and use the drop down menu to choose GLACUHO.

Lunch and Learn

Sponsored by Savoy

The Student Learning Committee is excited to offer Lunch and Learn, a free opportunity for GLACUHO conference attendees! We will discuss a case study and article on the contemporary issue of this year’s conference. We will explore the strategic, programmatic, behavioral, and academic interventions that we as housing officers and campus administrators can provide to cultivate skill building for our students. Space is limited, and interested participants should sign-up during conference registration. The event will take place Tuesday, November 14, from 12:30-2:00pm (during the open lunch time.)

Case Study Competition

The Contemporary Issues Committee is sponsoring the Case Study Competition for graduate students, entry-level, and mid-level professionals. This year's case study topic is Student Advocacy: Helping Support Students with Dissenting Behaviors. Participants will sign up in pairs and will be sent the case study by Friday, November 10. Then, on Monday, November 13, the pairs will present their results to the judges during the time selected when they sign up.

To sign up for the case study competition, please visit


The Health and Wellness Committee is excited to announce the return of the GLOW-CUHO 5k on Sunday evening after the opening banquet! Beginning at the conference hotel, we will head to the course location. From there, we'll walk, run or roll a 1 mile loop around a small pond. The loop will be staffed with conference volunteers throughout. Travel the loop three times for a 5k or once for a quick post-dinner jaunt! Participants should meet at 8:45pm on Sunday, November 12, in the conference hotel lobby. Pack warm gear for our Midwest November weather! Consider wearing bright clothing to increase your visibility and to fit the GLOW theme!

This is a free event, and advance registration is requested (during conference registration). 


The Inclusion and Equity Committee will be sponsoring a social hour for affinity groups to meet and mingle Sunday night before the GLOW-CUHO 5K. The event will take place at 8:00 PM at the conference site. There will be light snacks and drinks served during the social hour. Please stop by and connect with the professionals from the GLACUHO region! 

Prayer and Meditation Space

At this year's annual conference, GLACUHO has designated a space for delegates of all faiths, creeds, and backgrounds to commit time to prayer and/or meditation. The space will be open and available throughout the day, providing a quiet setting for these activities as delegates deem necessary. Please feel welcomed to make use of this space!

GLACUHO Gives Back - Service Project

The Inclusion and Equity Committee will be sponsoring a service project activity at the conference. This year, GLACUHO Gives Back will be collecting canned and non-perishable food to donate to the Paws Pantry at IUPUI. There will be a donation box located at the registration table when you arrive at the conference you can place your donated items. We are hoping to collect enough goods to fill an entire van! If you have any questions, please contact


Sponsored by KWK Architects

The Facilities & Operations Committee is pleased to offer the annual facilities tour at this year's conference. This year we will tour the new residence hall at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and learn about IUPUI newest hall's design. The tour will take place on Tuesday, November 14, and will begin at 10:15am and conclude by 12:15pm. Participants will meet near the registration table at the Conference Center to pick up the shuttle that will take us on the tour.

Participation is free but space is limited to 48 participants. Advance registration is required during the conference registration process, and tickets will be available until all spots are taken.