How do I register for the Institute?
Institute participants should print, complete and mail the institute registration form with payment. Once we receive the form, we will send a registration confirmation packet with a receipt and other information you will need before you arrive. The packet contains a receipt for payment, directions to campus as well as a campus map.
Teachers will receive 3 CEUs upon successful completion of the Institute.
Describe the housing which is offered for the institute.
On-campus housing is available for participants. On-campus housing will be single-occupancy rooms, with baths connecting two rooms to create a suite. The residence halls at UNC Asheville are far better than most on other campuses and are consistently rated among the best in the state. While they are cleaner and nicer than many hotels, they are still residence hall rooms and don't have TVs, art and other things that you might find in a hotel.
All residence halls are non-smoking.
What options are available for meals?
Continental breakfast and lunch are provided Monday through Thursday. Dinner is available on campus in the dining hall for those who wish to pay at the door. It is an all-you-can-eat, dining service with a hot food line, pizza buffet, salad bar, fresh fruit, etc. at every meal.
Additionally, there are a variety of eating locations on Merrimon Avenue, which is less than a mile from campus. Downtown Asheville is about two miles from campus and has many quaint, unique cafes and dining destinations.
What day does the institute conclude?
The institute will conclude Thursday by 5pm. Those who are staying on campus during the institute may leave on Thursday or stay over Friday night. Intent to stay over Friday night must be indicated at check-in on Sunday night.
What special activities are planned?
A number of great outings are offered to institute participants. The following is a sample of the activities we have planned and we are adding more soon. A limited number of spaces are available for each of the activities. Institute participants may sign up for them at the time they check in to campus.
LaZoom bus tour of Asheville is a wonderful and hilarious tour of our city. One of WNC's most unique "things to do," LaZoom's side-splitting odyssey to Asheville's favorite neighborhoods and landmarks spells quirky fun.
Asheville's Urban Trail, a 1.7 mile walking tour through the streets of downtown Asheville. Asheville's history and past are told through 30 stops, each with public sculptures that function as landmarks along the Urban Trail.
The Biltmore House. We will provide discounted tickets to institute participants who wish to visit the breath-taking estate on Friday, June 29.
Sample Daily Schedule
7:45-8:30am Snack Breakfast
8:30am Workshops begin
10:00am Break (snacks provided)
12noon-1:00pm Lunch in the Dining Hall
3:00pm Break (snacks provided)
5:00pm Workshop Wrap-Up
After 5pm Optional Evening Activities
Will I need to bring a computer to the institute?
Many participants will bring a laptop, but it is not required for the workshop. A course packet is provided by College Board for each participant. Institute participants who stay on campus will have access to a computer lab in the evenings.
What about parking during the Institute?
When you check-in on campus, we will provide you with a temporary parking pass, which is good for the length of the institute. All of our classes, meals and lodging are located on the same part of campus. Once you arrive, you will not need to drive your car, unless you choose to go off campus in the evenings.
Questions? Contact Nancy Williams at 828-250-2353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.