China Update

Oct 17, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Information about the recent changes in the 2019 Chinese Regional Competitions.

Don’t Miss the Train! And Beta Test Teams

Oct 16, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Be sure to enter your Second Event Preferences before Noon ET on Thursday, October 18! And congratulations to the 2019 Control System Beta Test Teams!

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Hans Mueller

Oct 16, 2018 Written by Hans Mueller, FIRST Alum

FIRST Alum Hans Mueller began building hands-on experience and exploring his passion for STEM on a FIRST LEGO League team in third grade.

Event Housing - FIRST Robotics Competition Events

Make your event experience event better – book with FIRST. When you book your event housing with FIRST, you:

  • Stay close to Regional, District or FIRST Championship events
  • Enjoy special contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking
  • Receive guaranteed low-rates at FIRST-reviewed and sanctioned hotels
  • Earn reward points from your preferred hotel chain

Frequently Asked Questions

Expand your event date block and click on event to start booking your housing.
If your event is not linked, please check back. More event housing blocks are opening weekly.

District Abbreviation Codes
CHS - Chesapeake (DC, MD, VA) | FIM - FIRST in Michigan (MI) | FIT - FIRST in Texas (NM and TX) | FMA - FIRST Mid-Atlantic (DE, NJ, Eastern PA) | IN - Indiana (IN) | ISR - Israel (Israel) | FNC - North Carolina (NC) | NE - New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) | ONT - Ontario (Ontario, Canada) | PCH - Peachtree (GA) | PNW - Pacific NorthWest (AK, OR, WA)

Week 1 (Feb 27-Mar 2, 2019)
CHS District Haymarket VA Event
CHS District Richmond VA Event
Festival de Robotique a Montreal Regional
FIM District Gibraltar Event
FIM District Kettering University Event #1
FIM District Southfield Event
FIT District Austin Event
FIT District El Paso Event
FMA District Hatboro-Horsham Event
Istanbul Regional
NE District Granite State Event
ONT District Durham College Event
Orange County Regional
Palmetto Regional
PCH District Gainesville Event
PNW District Mount Vernon Event
Week 2 (March 6-9, 2019)

Arkansas Rock City Regional
Canadian Pacific Regional
Central Valley Regional
CHS District Bethesda MD Event
FIM District Belleville Event
FIM District Kettering University Event #2
FIM District Lakeview Event
FIM District Milford Event
FIM District St. Joseph Event
FIT District Amarillo Event
FIT District San Antonio Event
FMA District Mount Olive Event
FMA District Westtown Event
FNC District Wake County Event
IN District St. Joseph Event
ISR District Event #1
ISR District Event #2
Lake Superior Regional
Miami Valley Regional
Midwest Regional
NE District SE Mass Event
NE District Waterbury Event
New York Tech Valley Regional
Northern Lights Regional
Oklahoma Regional
ONT District Humber College Event
PCH District Dalton Event
PNW District Auburn Mountainview Event
PNW District Wilsonville Event
Regional Monterrey
San Diego Regional presented by Qualcomm
Shenzhen Regional
Southern Cross Regional 

Week 3 (March 13-16, 2019)

Arizona North Regional
Central New York Regional
CHS District Owings Mills MD Event
CHS District Portsmouth VA Event
FIM District Center Line Event
FIM District Detroit Event
FIM District Gull Lake Event
FIM District Muskegon Event
Finger Lakes Regional
FIT District Channelview Event
FIT District Plano Event
FMA District - Bridgewater-Raritan Event
FMA District - Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Event
FNC District Guilford County Event
Great Northern Regional
Heartland Regional
ISR District Event #3
ISR District Event #4
Los Angeles North Regional
NE District North Shore Event
NE District Southern NH Event
ONT District Georgian College Event
ONT District Ryerson University Event
Orlando Regional
PCH District Albany Event
PNW District Clackamas Academy Event
PNW District SunDome Event
Regional de la Cuidad de Mexico
Rocket City Regional
San Francisco Regional
Shanghai Regional 
South Pacific Regional
St. Louis Regional

Week 4 (March 20-23, 2019)

Bayou Regional
Central Illinois Regional
CHS District Oxon Hill MD Event
Colorado Regional
FIM District Alpena Event #1
FIM District Kingsford Event
FIM District Lincoln Event
FIM District Midland Event
FIM District West Michigan Event
FIT District Del Rio Event
FIT District Greenville Event
FMA District - Seneca Event
FNC District UNC Asheville Event
Greater Kansas City Regional
Greater Pittsburgh Regional
Hangzhou Regional
Hudson Valley Regional
IN District Tippecanoe Event
Iowa Regional
Los Angeles Regional
Monterey Bay Regional
NE District Greater Boston Event
NE District Rhode Island Event
NE District Western NE Event
ONT District Waterloo University Event
ONT District York University Event
PCH District Columbus Event
PNW District Glacier Peak Event
PNW District West Valley Event
Regional Laguna
Sacramento Regional

Week 6 (April 3-6, 2019)

Aerospace Valley Regional
Arizona West Regional
Canadian Rockies Regional
Central Missouri Regional
Festival de Robotique a Quebec Regional
FIM District Forest Hills Event
FIM District Lake Superior State University Event
FIM District Lansing Event
FIM District Livonia Event
FIM District Traverse City Event
FIRST in Texas District Championship
FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship
FIRST North Carolina State Championship
NE District Hartford Event
NE District Pine Tree Event
New York City Regional 
ONT District McMaster University Event
ONT District Western University, Engineering Event
Pacific NorthWest FIRST District Championship
Peachtree District State Championship
Seven Rivers Regional

Week 7 (April 10-13, 2019)

FIRST Chesapeake District Championship
FIRST Ontario Provincial Championship
Indiana State Championship
Michigan State Championship
New England District Championship

Week 8 (April 17-20, 2019)

FIRST Championship Houston

Week 9 (April 24-27, 2019)

FIRST Championship Detroit

Frequently Asked Questions about the FIRST Housing Program

Why doesn't my event or District have hotels?
All FIRST Robotics Competition Regional/District events offer event housing room blocks. If you do not see your event listed, please contact For all other FIRST program events, please work with your local FIRST community contacts.

What week is my event?
To see full listing of all events go to:

How do I...

  • Modify a reservation?
  • Cancel a reservation?
  • Add a room?

For all Regional/District events, please refer to your confirmation via email and follow instructions. To add a room, please book additional room via links provided on the Event Housing page here. If  you have any questions, please contact the hotel directly.

For FIRST Championship event housing, please email Experient Customer Service at (Houston) or (Detroit).

How do I get from the hotel to the venue?
Please contact the hotel directly for shuttle options or recommended local ground transportation.

Is breakfast included in my rate?
Breakfast is a wonderful concession that most hotels include in rate. If breakfast is included, it will be noted in the hotel description.

When does FIRST Championship housing open?
Housing reservations for the 2019 FIRST Championship events open Thursday, December 13, 2018. Please check back for more details.

Thank you for booking with FIRST this season. For additional questions, please contact us at


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So Many Choices! And a ‘new’ Original and Sustaining team?

Oct 11, 2018 Written by Frank Merrick.

Second Event Preference is now open! Plus, a new member of the Original & Sustaining Teams!

FIRST Scholarship Provider: New Hampshire Governor's Cup

Oct 05, 2018 Written by FIRST New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Governor's Cup will take place on October 13, 2018 at the ALLWell North facility at Plymouth State University, and is open to all New Hampshire FIRST Robotics Competition teams. This unique one-day opportunity will provide 2018-2019 FIRST Robotics Competition teams an off-season competition with an extremely exciting potential reward for the graduating class of 2019 FIRST students.