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 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?
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?