Not to belabor the point, but when I think about it, Hofstra does also have a nice computer lab and several quiet conference areas with equipment for both broadcasting and receiving over the internet. We could broadcast over google plus or skype, and everyone who couldn't attend could join us via a large projector screen. There's also an on campus radio station that's very well stocked were there an interest in recording a podcast. All we would need to bring is a laptop. I imagine both the connectivity, and the loaning/cheap rental of dorms are common on campuses in the summer.
Something to consider. These are just the things that spring to mind when I think of affordability.