Lodging & Travel Information


Girls will have a college dormitory experience rooming with fellow program participants in spacious, four-bedroom dorm suites on Marist College‘s scenic campus in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, the college sits on the banks of the Hudson River and boasts magnificent views of the river and Catskill Mountains as well as a waterfront park. The campus is also a convenient five-mile drive from the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (at Val-Kill) where the GLW program takes place.

The program will commence at Marist College at 9:00 AM the first Saturday of the session and close at approximately 12:00 PM the following Sunday after a graduation brunch celebration at Marist College.

Family members and guests who are local and/or traveling with participants are invited to attend the following events if their schedule permits:


Participants and their families are responsible for the cost of and arranging their transportation to and from the GLW program. Those traveling long distances generally arrive the day before the program session starts (Friday).

Travel by Car

Participants traveling by car will need to arrive by 9:00 AM on the first day of the program session and should plan to depart by approximately 12:00 noon the last day of the session. Free parking is available at Marist College.

Travel by Rail

The nearest local train station is in Poughkeepsie and both the Amtrak and Metro-North rail lines stop there.

Poughkeepsie Station
41 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(800) 872-7245

Participants should plan to arrive at the Poughkeepsie station no later than 8:30 AM on the first day of the program session and to depart from Poughkeepsie on the last day of the program sometime after 12:30 PM.

Those who are traveling overnight by rail are strongly advised to consider early arrival on the Friday before the program session starts.

Travel by Air

Participants traveling by air generally plan for early arrival on Friday and should plan to fly into one of the airports listed below:

Albany International Airport (ALB)
Albany Shaker Road, Colonie, NY
(718) 242-2200│http://albanyairport.com/

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
New York, NY 11430
(718) 244-4444│https://www.jfkairport.com/

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
New York, NY 11371
(718) 533-3400│https://www.laguardiaairport.com/

[New York] Stewart International Airport (SWF)
1180 1st St, New Windsor, NY 12553
(845) 838-8200│https://www.swfny.com/

Early arrival participants’ flights MUST arrive between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Friday. Return flights on Sunday should be scheduled after 4:30 PM.

Early Arrival

Participants traveling long distance by train and nationally or internationally by air generally opt for early arrival. Early arrivals will be housed in the Marist dorm. The fee for lodging, linens and Friday night dinner is $65 per person. Participants are responsible for breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and incidentals on the Friday they will be traveling.

Eleanor Roosevelt: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 6 Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.