ELATE 2023 Dorm Information - National Council of Teachers of English

Dorm Information

Dorm rooms will be available at Georgia State University at a rate of $70 per night including linens (note: dorm rooms do not include toiletries, hangers, extra linens, or other amenities). You can reserve a dorm room for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday nights via the 2023 ELATE Summer Conference registration form. Registrants requiring dorm accommodations must register by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Dorm registration will not be refundable after June 6, 2023.

Dorm Room Layout

Dorms will be located in the University Commons, 141 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. View the campus map for the dorm location. There are 4 bedrooms per suite and two bathrooms per suite. Two attendees will be assigned on each side of the suite and will share a bathroom. Special requests are not accepted for room assignments. See this room diagram for a rough layout of the space.

Dorm Check-In/Out

Location: The front desk of University Commons, 141 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Check-in/out: The front desk of University Commons is open 24 hours a day but check-in is requested before 5:00 p.m. ET daily. If you plan to arrive after 5:00 p.m. ET, please email elate@ncte.org when you register for your dorm room. Note that all dorm registrants will be asked to complete a check-in form upon arrival, providing GSU housing with your personal and emergency contact information. Each attendee will need to provide a valid government issued identification in order to check in. You will be provided with an access card to enter the building, and a key to enter your room. If these are lost, the cost to replace these is $35 for the access card and $75 for the room key. Dorm registrants will also receive a meal wristband during check-in. These must be returned to GSU housing staff during check-out. If this is lost, there is a $10 replacement fee.

Dorm Room Amenities

Each dorm room includes the following linens:

  • 1 Flat sheet
  • 1 Fitted sheet
  • 1 Pillow
  • 1 Pillow case
  • 1 Pillow protector
  • 1 Blanket
  • 2 Wash cloths
  • 2 Hand towels
  • 2 Bath towels (Towels can be refreshed every three days at the dorm’s front desk.)
  • 1 Bath mat
  • Toilet paper

Dorm rooms do not include toiletries, hangers, or any other amenities than what is noted above. Each room is private and can be locked, with a wardrobe, closet, and desk provided in each bedroom.

Security and Policies

GSU is located in downtown Atlanta on a very urban/open campus and, therefore, provides a high level of security. You are required to check in any additional guests you may have while on campus for security purposes. Additional policies will be posted as they become available.


University Commons has a parking deck that is available for overnight parking ONLY for those staying in the dorms. For those staying at the dorms, you can pay through this website for $5 per day or $25 for a weekly pass. Make sure you have pre-paid before you arrive and note “ELATE” in the group name field when paying your fee.