On-Site Questions

Overall Questions

When should I arrive on the first day?

Arrive the day before the Institute begins. You may pick up your name badge between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Summer Institute check-in locations listed on your city’s Summer Institute page. On the opening day of Summer Institute, check-in begins at 6:30 am. AVID 101 is also offered as a pre-session the day prior to SI. Choose from one of two session times to attend: 1:30–3:00 pm or 4:00–5:30 pm.

When do I need to wear my name badge?

Printed name badges will be required for admission to all sessions.

Is childcare available?

No, AVID does not provide or arrange for childcare.

Can I bring a child into my Community of Practice room?

AVID strictly enforces the Professional Development Policy: Participants may not bring babies or children into face-to-face Communities of Practice, General Session, or Site Team meetings as part of the professional learning experience. AVID loves children, but they should not be present at any portion of face-to-face trainings.

What accommodations are provided for participants with disabilities?

AVID Center is committed to making our events accessible. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, AVID Center will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Complete this form at least 2 weeks prior to attending your first session. It’s important that we have this information before the SI, so we can better assist you when you arrive.

Can I bring guests to my Community of Practice?

Each professional learning experience is designed for individual engagement. Participants may not bring guests or children to AVID Professional Learning, General Session, or Site Team meetings. Only invited AVID students and invited AVID guests may participate.

Are there evening activities scheduled?

AVID Center does not schedule evening activities, but our host cities always have much to see and do. We will provide related links as they become available.

Is transportation provided between my hotel and the Institute?

In Dallas, Orlando, and Tampa, participants staying at the AVID-contracted hotels listed on our website may use the AVID shuttle buses to reach Community of Practice and Site Team locations.

If you have special transportation needs, please complete the ADA Accessibility Request Form.

What does the schedule look like?

View the Summer Institute Daily Schedule at a Glance.