Please read the following important information as you begin to prepare for your departure to the institute. On this page you'll find information about registration (and what's included), accommodations, what to bring, traveling to Burlington, arrival and on-site information and more.
The institute registration fee includes:
Additional services available for an extra charge (pay on site):
Contact the registration department at 202-624-1769 with questions.
Summer Institute participants commonly report that meeting on a college campus and staying in residence halls adds immensely to the experience. That said, it is important to note that the services and amenities provided differ significantly from those normally offered by hotels.
As part of your registration fee, you will receive a four-night stay at the University Heights Complex. Each attendee will stay in a private room with air conditioning and share a semi-private bathroom and shower facility. Rooms will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the date CASE receives registrations. Be sure to let CASE know in advance if you require any special accommodations due to physical limitations.
Due to liability limitations, guests not affiliated with the institute are not permitted to stay in the UVM residence halls. If you must bring additional guests with you, it is recommended you stay off site. Please notify CASE staff in advance if you do not plan on staying in the residence halls.
Residence hall life is very different than hotel life.
Though linens and towels are provided, many amenities are not (refer to the What to Bring section for a comprehensive list of items you may want to bring with you to Burlington.)
You are responsible for your own room key and will incur any charges for lost keys. The UVM Conference & Event Services Department agrees to provide each guest with one (1) room key and one (1) residence hall access card at check-in. If keys and/or access cards are not returned at check out, a fee of $55/room key and $10/access card will be charged to the participant.
Casual dress is appropriate for the entire institute, including shorts, t-shirts and sandals. The average July high temperature in Burlington is 78° F and low is 58° F, so please pack accordingly. Note that meeting rooms and residence halls may be chillier than expected, so it is recommended you bring a sweater or a jacket for the day and warm pajamas for evening.
Area restaurants do not require a coat or tie, though you may want to pack business casual attire for the dinner cruise. Remember to bring layers as it may be chilly in the evening on Lake Champlaign.
Natalie Stevens - SAMPLES
c/o Maureen Cartier
UVM Conference and Event Services Office
CASE CONFERENCE MATERIALS (SICM)
31 Spear Street
Marsh Hall Room 009
Burlington, VT 05405
Additional items for those staying in the residence halls
Below is a list of recommended items to bring.
Once you arrive on campus, you will have to check in at the residence halls if you are staying there and/or need a parking permit, then check in at a second location for the institute. The following instructions are designed to help you navigate through this process.
Participants must check out of the residence halls by 2:00 PM on Thursday. Instructions on checking out will be given on site.
Recommended arrival procedure
Residence hall/parking permit check in (Sunday, NOON-3:30 PM)
Located at the University Heights North Complex, 30 University Heights Road on the University of Vermont Campus.
Summer Institute check in (Sunday, NOON-3:30 PM)
For those who are not staying in the residence halls BUT do need parking permits
For those who are not staying in the residence halls and do not need parking permits
You do not need to check in at the University Heights residence halls. Proceed directly to the Davis Center, 590 Main Street, to check in for the institute. Driving directions are located at http://www.uvm.edu/about_uvm/maps_directions.
For those who arrive after 3:30 PM on Sunday, you have two options:
Incoming emergency calls should be made to 802-656-3473. This is the number of the University of Vermont's Police Service's Department. Phones will be answered 24 hours a day. Please give this phone number out with care as it should be used only in emergency situations.
UVM does not maintain a health center. Attendees are responsible for all applicable fees for medical services or treatment received.
Emergency care treatment is available at Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC), which is adjacent to UVM's Central Campus, off Colchester Avenue in Burlington. FAHC is a major tertiary care center. In an emergency, call UVM Police Services (656-FIRE) or 911 to dispatch an ambulance.
Mail and messages
University Heights Guest
Summer Institute in Communications & Marketing
85 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405-0160
There are numerous computer stations available throughout the Davis Center during normal business hours for attendees to check email, as well as one computer for attendees to print out session materials.
For those attendees who wish to bring their own laptop, information regarding Internet access will be provided in an email immediately preceding the institute.
Session materials will be available for download to registered institute attendees prior to the conference. Attendees will receive an email from CASE with specific instructions on how to download materials. Institute notebooks will not be provided on site in order to support CASE's social responsibility efforts and UVM's environmental stewardship.
To register, request a registration receipt, request special accommodations or needs or sign up for a specific workshop or track, contact the CASE registration department at 202-624-1769. For specific questions about the program, special events or accommodations, contact Natalie Stevens, CASE educational programs manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.