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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve listed two airports. Which one is the best?

What time should I arrive/depart?

How do you select roommates?

What happens if I don’t get along with my roommate?

May I have a private room?

I have a medical condition that requires special attention. Do I need to let you know in advance?

I have a disability. Will I be able to participate in the Institute?

Are the rooms air-conditioned?

Will I have a private bathroom? What about a hair dryer, a coffee maker, or an iron?

What about a refrigerator?

Are all of my meals really covered?

Yes, three daily meals (and gratuities) are covered while attending the Teacher Institute. We encourage you to take an extra piece of fruit or bagel at breakfast if you think you may need a snack during the day.

Any dinners scheduled on your own include a dining allowance to encourage you to visit one of the “modern” eateries in Merchants Square or adjacent to the College of William and Mary.

The only things not provided are alcoholic beverages or anything that comes to the table in a bottle, e.g. Colonial Williamsburg's special label root beer or ginger ale. Servers will bring you a separate check for these items; you will need to bring money or a credit/debit card to cover these purchases and gratuities.

I’m on Weight Watchers/Atkins/have food allergies/am a vegetarian. What kinds of meals will be served?

What should I pack to wear? Where can I wash clothes?

Should I dress up for Orientation?

Will I have Internet access in my room?

I noticed there seems to be a lot of walking around outside. What happens when it rains?

Where and when will I be able to take pictures?

How much money should I bring?

May I bring my family?

I want professional development credit for my attendance. What do I need to do?

How do I receive college credit for participating in the Teacher Institute?