Accommodation for CAVE

Various housing options are available for alumni attending CAVE. For those who prefer to stay on campus, we will attempt to house you near your classmates in residence halls whenever possible.

Residence hall accommodations feature bathrooms down the hall from your room (except Davis, Severance, and James, which have private/semi-private baths). The showers in the bathrooms do not have grab-bars. A linen packet, including sheets, blanket, pillow, and towels, is provided for each bed.

If you are planning to room with a classmate or friend, you will be assigned a room when both your registration and your roommate(s)' registration(s) have been received.

Families: If you need more than two beds for your party, multiple rooms next to each other may be assigned for you and your guests. If you have questions about these arrangements, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-729-2586.


If you would like to make a hotel reservation, there are several options in Northfield and the surrounding area. Please check our Northfield Area Lodging page for links to area hotels.

PLEASE NOTE: Each hotel has its own reservation and cancellation policies and it is up to the individual to adhere to those guidelines. Carleton does not hold or manage the reservations. Other options include Airbnb and local bed and breakfasts.

The following hotels have blocks of rooms reserved for CAVE. These blocks may fill quickly and there are no room guarantees until an individual reserves with the hotel directly. Please indicate you would like a room from the Carleton CAVE room block when making reservations.

In Northfield

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 114 2nd St W (507-366-5000)

Archer House River Inn, 212 Division St S (507-645-5661)

Country Inn and Suites, 300 South Highway 3 (507-645-2286)


Pet policy

Pets are not allowed in College housing. Several local boarding facilities are available with Sunday pickup options. Please follow these links for more information on boarding facilities.