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Participant's Guide to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute 2016

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?

For those with disabilities, we encourage you to visit our Accessibility page ( on the Foundation’s website. You will find information for the visual- and hearing-impaired, as well as those with limited mobility. You may make the Institute staff aware of your disability with your registration information should you choose to do so. Institute programming requires 3-5 miles of walking each day in hot, humid temperatures. Please keep this in mind when considering your individual participation. Should you need to rent a wheelchair while you are here, you may contact the Visitor Services Coordinator at (800) 246-2099. Please note that the Colonial Williamsburg staff will be unable to help assist with pushing, pulling, or lifting any equipment that helps you with mobility.

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 covered?

I have food allergies/food restrictions/am a vegetarian. What kinds of meals will be served?

What should I pack to wear?

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?