Transportation and lodging are your responsibility. A number of options have been provided for your convenience. Please contact us ( if you need further assistance. Once the final class has been selected, we will send out an e-mail to everyone to allow students to coordinate sharing accommodations.

CIA will be held on the grounds of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) August 13-15, 2015. We will begin at 8:30 a.m. on August 13 and end by 4 p.m. on August 15.

SES Location:
3000 Tilley Morris Road,
Matthews, NC 28105

These hotels are all located in close proximity to SES and have easy access to I-485 and are near restaurants and shopping.

Hotels in the Vicinity of Southern Evangelical Seminary

Comfort Inn Matthews-Charlotte*
1718 Windsor Crossing Dr. 
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 845-5911

(Please request the SES/CIA rate of $65/night when you call. A block of rooms will be held until one month prior to CIA, but the rate is good up until the start of CIA if rooms are available.)

Sun Suites
8530 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte, NC
(704) 814-6000

1603 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Matthews, NC
(704) 814-9131

Holiday Inn Express
13470 E. Independence Blvd.
Matthews, NC
(704) 821-9800

Residence Inn
5115 Piper Station
Charlotte, NC
(704) 319-3900

Best Western*
2501 Sardis Road North
Charlotte, NC 28227
(704) 845-2810

*These hotels offer special corporate rates to Southern Evangelical Seminary students, visitors, and guests. When reserving a room here, mention that you are a visitor to an event at SES.


JAARS Missionary Center Housing
The JAARS Center (approximately 16 miles [30 minutes] from SES) offers housing to visiting SES students and guests based on availability. For more information, call 1-800-890-0628, and let them know that you are visiting Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Penn Lodge at JAARS
Guests may stay in these motel-style rooms up to three nights. Current rates are $42.70 per night for one or two people.  Add $21.35 including tax per night for each additional adult.  Add $7.47 including tax per night for each additional child. For families, the maximum nightly rate is $59.78 including tax per room.

They also offer 1 bedroom to 3 bedroom fully furnished apartments. Contact them for the rates.

Recreational Vehicle Sites at JAARS
Guests may stay in our RV park up to three months, as per county regulations. Our hookups are full-service and include high-speed Internet access. Stays of more than seven nights will be prorated based on the monthly rate. Current rates are as follows:
$18 per night + 6.75% sales tax.