The program took place on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. Ashland University’s 120-acre campus features 45 modern buildings landscaped with many trees, brick walks, and flower gardens. The campus has been described as a tranquil retreat setting by previous teachers in the Ashbrook Center’s programs. Instructors and participants resided in new apartments on campus, which are fully furnished, include full kitchens and air conditioning, and are reasonably priced.
Meals were provided by the University’s student dining service. For nine years, the University’s student dining service has received National Association of College and University Food Services’ grand prize for the top college food service in medium-sized schools, and in 2005 they received the grand prize for all institutions, regardless of size. The institute also had full access to Ashland University’s library, including its 300,000 volume collection and extensive online resources. A computer lab was available for use 24 hours each day. Optional evening and weekend activities were organized in area state parks and in the Cleveland area, which is less than an hour away from the University.