Note: these details apply to individuals visiting and/or participating in research at FHL, and do not apply to Whiteley Scholars or visiting groups. If you are interested in staying at the Whiteley Center, see Whiteley Costs. Groups should refer to our section on Conferences and Field Trips for group costs. Students enrolled in FHL courses or research apprenticeships can find information under Courses – Costs.

Visitors should refer to our Standard Rates or, if paying expenses directly from a UW budget, our UW Budget Rates.  Below is further explanation regarding some of the costs on our rate sheets.

24 Hour Cancellation Policy

One night’s stay will be billed to your payment method chosen if you do not notify FHL staff of cancellation by 3:00 pm the day before your arrival. Notifications can be sent by email to or any FHL staff.


Housing charges include two flat sheets (fitted sheets are not available), a pillow with pillowcase, blanket and a towel per bed.  A weekly linen exchange at a designated day, time and place is included.


Apartments, cottages, duplexes, and grad dorms have kitchens stocked with essential cooking and dining utensils; standard dorms and huts do not. Those staying in units without kitchens must subscribe to full meal plans in the Dining Hall. Those staying in kitchen units may either sign up for full plans or purchase Dining Dollars (see below) to use for occasional meals when desired.

Dining Dollars: those staying on campus four or more days and not subscribing to a full meal plan will be issued and charged for Dining Dollars. For each non-student researcher or scholar, Dining Dollars are equivalent in value to two dinners per week; for each graduate student, they are equivalent to one lunch per week. The Dining Dollars may be used toward any food or beverage in the Dining Hall.

If you are not on a full meal plan, be sure to sign up for meals 24 hours in advance, so kitchen staff can plan for extra meal(s). You may use your Dining Dollars or a credit/debit card for payment in the Dining Hall.

Conference and field trip organizers should contact Laurie Spaulding ( to arrange for meals ahead of time and discuss menus and rates. Students enrolled in FHL classes or research apprenticeships can find their dining costs for the duration of their classes under Courses – Costs.

Facilities Use and Laboratory Fees

Researchers, Scholars, and Guests will be charged a Facilities Use Fee unless they are students or unless they have a lab space (the charge for which covers the Facilities Use Fee).

Boat and Diving Fees

For details, refer to our page on Boat and Dive Fees.

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