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Logistics and Travel Information

Dates, times, and location

All workshop activities, lodging, and meals will be held on the campus of the University of St. Thomas, located on the Mississippi River gorge between the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The workshop will begin with a dinner and reception on Monday afternoon, June 16, at 5:00 PM in the James B. Woulfe Alumni hall at the Anderson Student Center on the University of St. Thomas campus. The workshop will end in the afternoon on Friday, June 20. Participants must attend all sessions including the final synthesis. All workshop sessions will be held at the University of St. Thomas Anderson Student Center.

Finding your way around campus:

General Visitor Information

Transportation and parking

Airports: The Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) airport is the closest major airport. Typical cab fares to campus are around $20.00-$25.00. Participants who drive will be issued a parking pass for the duration of the workshop.

Driving directions:

Parking:

By Taxi:

Lodging

Single occupancy room reservations will be made for everyone attending this workshop at the Flynn Residence Hall, arriving Monday, June 16 and departing Friday, June 20. Each sleeping room consists of a twin bed, linens, and normal residence hall furniture and is located within an apartment environment. Flynn Hall is air-conditioned apartment style living with a kitchenette (no utensils), four single occupancy sleeping rooms, two semi-private bathrooms, and living room furniture.

Checking in: You can check in between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. at Koch Commons (Acrobat (PDF) 877kB Jun4 14). When you arrive at Koch Commons it will likely be at street level, on the lower floor. The check-in desk is one floor up. You will receive both your room key and a card for food service at our cafeteria. If you are arriving outside of those hours we will leave your room key at Public Safety, immediately across the street from Koch Commons and in Morrison Hall. This office is open 24 hours.

Meals

Monday evening's meal will be at the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall. Many meals will be taken at "The View," a full service and modern cafeteria in the Anderson Student Center. There will be vegetarian options at all meals. We are also planning on a picnic dinner on Thursday evening.

Weather

Weather during June will be mild, with a fairly good chance of precipitation:

Stuff near campus that might be of interest

The reality is that UST is not exactly close to a lot of cool stuff. But here are some ideas:


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