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?
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?
You are allowed to take pictures or videos almost everywhere during the Institute. Because you have so many opportunities, if you are a serious photographer, please try to place yourself at the front of the group to take photos as everyone else arrives. If you are unable to capture the image you want, please return to the site later when you have time to explore the Historic Area on your own.
Photography of all types is prohibited during the evening program performances. At all other times, we do ask that you take a moment to confirm with character interpreters that they are comfortable having their “likeness captured.” Otherwise, you are welcome to take as many photos as you want, so bring lots of film/memory cards!
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?