Berrien Springs, Michigan
Courses are usually held in a seminar room or classroom in the seminary building on campus; the specific room location should be identified in your course outline, or inquire at the seminary dean's office upon your arrival. Signs are usually posted in the building to direct you to the classroom reserved for your class. Be sure to check ahead of time on course location, because occasionally we must use a campus facility other than the seminary building.
The campus Dining Services offers vegetarian and vegan menu items, with an all-you-care-to-eat pricing as follows (prices are before tax and subject to change, so these are approximate):
The Gazebo, just off the student lounge in the Campus Center, offers an a la carte menu and convenience items. It is open until 11:00 p.m. daily except Fridays.
Apple Valley Market is within walking distance on the edge of campus and has groceries, a noon-time deli, and Cafe 31 which offers a soup-and-sandwich menu.
There are several restaurants and fast-food outlets near campus and in the village of Berrien Springs, including familiar names such as Pizza Hut, Subway, and Dairy Queen. Baguettes is a popular sandwich shop. Caitlin's is a small restaurant across from the University, open for noon-time only. Vegetarian options can be found on the menu at most of these establishments.
For on-campus accommodations, the lowest-cost option is to stay in a dormitory room, depending on availability, with linens provided (approx. $60/day). Reserve your room early! Due to high enrollment, dormitory guest rooms are available only in the summer semester. They fill quickly because of many summer events on campus, so reserve early! To reserve a dormitory room, call Guest/Convention Services at 1-269-471-3360, or email email@example.com. See the Guest Room Reservations page for details and pricing.
See www.andrews.edu/visitors/ for additional information about on-campus accommodations.
The University has a small number of motel-type guest rooms in the Campus Center, at a rate somewhat greater than the cost of a dormitory room. These are also reserved through the Guest/Convention Services office at 269-471-3360/3674, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of furnished guest apartments may be available at weekly or monthly rates. Call the Campus Housing (apartments) office at 269-471-6979 or email email@example.com for more information.
The campus has space for RV parking at Beaver Point. To make a lot reservation, call Guest/Convention Services: 269-471-3360/3674, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many off-campus choices for hotels/motels are available in the area within a range of 40 miles.
Private guest rooms in the community are available--first-come, first served, so reserve early!:
|Village Hardware, Berrien Springs||Upstairs apartment available at a weekly rate. It has three bedrooms, sleeper sofa in living room, fully furnished with linens provided, kitchen and laundry facilities||
|Augsburger house||House on edge of campus, several bedrooms, linens provided.||
Private room in University housing
0.3 miles (500) from the Seminary
Two-bedroom furnished apartment, linens provided
10-minute walk from the University
Camping: The Village of Berrien Springs operates a year-around camping and fishing park on the banks of the St. Joseph River. Amenities include RV sites, a dump station, rest rooms and showers, playground, and boat launch. Three heated cabins are available, and ten full hook-up sites will be available as of May 2011. See the Shamrock Park website (referenced below) for prices.
Nearby airports are at South Bend Regional Airport in Indiana; or Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport in Michigan. Nearer still is Benton Harbor, with Southwest Michigan Regional Airport, but it is smaller than South Bend's or Kalamazoo's facilities.
Amtrak has a station at Niles, Michigan with several stops daily. South Shore Rail runs from Chicago to the South Bend Regional Airport.
There are bus stations in South Bend, Indiana (Greyhound), and Benton Harbor, Michigan (Indian Trails Motor Coach). Coach USA (formerly United Limo) provides service from O'Hare Airport to the South Bend airport. See Getting to Andrews.
Car rental agencies are available at the South Bend Regional Airport and at the Kalamazoo airport.
Commercial taxi or limo service is available from the airports.
For shuttle service from Andrews University Transportation Department:
If you are arriving from any of the locations that we service, you will need to fill out the Arrival Reservation Form.
If you are departing from any of the locations that we service, you will need to fill out the Departure Reservation Form.
We service the following locations:
- We charge $35.00 per person per one way to the South Bend Locations
- South Bend Airport (Flights)
- South Bend Airport (Greyhound / Coach USA*)
- *Coach USA is a bus service to and from both Midway & O’Hare Airports
- South Shore Train (South Bend Airport)
- South Bend Amtrak
- We charge $30.00 per person per one way to the Niles & Benton Harbor Locations
- Niles Amtrak
- Benton Harbor Bus (Greyhound / Indian Trails)
- To allow Transportation employees to observe Sabbath, service to the above locations is not provided from an hour before sundown Friday through an hour after sundown Saturday.
- All fees must be paid in cash or charged to a current University account at the time of the service.
- Personal transportation reservations made less than two business days in advance will be charged an extra $20.00 late reservation fee.
Please see the new reservation forms on the Andrews University Website: www.andrews.edu/services/transportation
For driving directions to the Andrews campus, see http://www.andrews.edu/visitors/get_to_au/directions.php3.