Meal Plan Information

Residential conferences have the option of full or partial board plans, with a required minimum of one meal per day, usually breakfast. Participants are welcome to pay cash or credit card in the dining hall or coffee shop for meals not included in a partial board plan. Guests dine in the college dining hall, which has a seating capacity of 350. To meet the special needs of individual groups and meeting schedules, the college provides an on-campus catering service as well as a full-service coffee shop.

Residential Areas

During the summer conference season, guests are housed in one of four residential areas on campus: the upper dorm area, the lower dorm area, the suites and apartments, and the Winiarski Residential Center.

Please note: Accommodations at St. John’s College are not air conditioned.

For more information, contact Conference Services at 505-984-6024 or santafe.confserv(at)

Winiarski Residential Center

There are three enhanced dorm rooms within the LEED Silver Winiarski Residential Center. Ferdinand, Ariel, and Miranda each house 15 guests and feature a specially furnished common area with a fireplace and nearby break-room. Pleasantly lit by clerestory and floor-to-ceiling windows, these areas are perfect for studying, chatting, or meditating on the gorgeous views surrounding campus. Individual rooms are well-appointed with a wardrobe, bed, desk, and shelving as well as a campus phone, Ethernet port, and wireless access. There is one bathroom per floor, and each is equipped with three sinks, two toilets, and two showers, one of which is accessible for people with disabilities. There is also a wall of cubbies for personal toiletries. The WRC is located at the west end of campus, across from the lower dorm area, and includes open, as well as cozy, courtyard, and garden space.

Upper and Lower Dorms

Situated on either side of the center of campus, the 16 territorial-style dormitories in the upper and lower dorm areas provide a combination of single- and double-occupancy rooms. All of our dorms are small and intimate with just two floors per building, housing 10 to 18 guest residents, with one bathroom per floor. Most single dorm rooms are located in the lower dorm area; the upper dorm area contains mostly double dorm rooms, consisting of one, two, or three rooms.All dormitory rooms are comfortably furnished with beds, desks, bookshelves, and built-in dressing units. Balconies, common rooms, and landscaped courtyards provide additional meeting and living space. Each bedroom has its own phone for free local and incoming calls; long distance calls may be made with a calling or credit card. Each room has an Ethernet port and wireless access. Laundry facilities are located throughout campus for the convenience of residential guests. Linen is provided.


Just beyond the upper dorm area are eight spacious suites, each with five single bedrooms for a total of 40 rooms. The suites are carpeted, have a common living room, large bathroom, and open onto lovely courtyards. Each bedroom has the same furnishings as the dorm rooms as well as a phone, Ethernet, and wireless access. The living room in each suite is cozily furnished with a couch, chairs, tables, and lamps. A few suites contain kitchenettes, making snack preparation easy and convenient. While affording plenty of privacy, the suites are especially conducive to developing friendly relationships among conference participants.


For additional privacy, the college has nine two-bedroom apartments at the uppermost end of campus. These are carpeted, fully furnished, and contain a modestly furnished kitchen and private bath. Some apartments have one double bed and one twin bed; others have two twin beds (one per bedroom). Courtyards, mountain views, and immediate access to trails make these accommodations a particularly relaxing sanctuary from a busy conference day.