AP Attendee Logistics
This page is encompassing, but not all-inclusive as to every aspect of the Institute. Please be sure to reference all the webpages for information.
Am I registered? Confirmation e-mails were sent upon processing of registration form. If you have not received an e-mail of this nature then you’re not registered for the Institute.
About this Page
This page is set up in such a way to address issues as attendees would encounter such as getting to campus, parking, check-in, etc. Headers have been used in an attempt to make it as easy as possible to navigate quickly to the information being sought.
Getting to Campus
Directions to campus can be found online here. Address to use for navigation is:
2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Check in on the first day of the Institute will be in the Oren Gateway Center lobby. You’ll be directed to your assigned room from there.
Oren Gateway Center is parallel to Riverside Avenue between 21st and 22nd Avenues.
Parking: Motorized Vehicle
Permits are required 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. A permit will be distributed to registered participants via e-mail. If you have a specific mobility concern, please contact Caren Custer directly: custer [at] augsburg.edu
Please note: Street parking on-campus is a combination of Augsburg and City of Minneapolis controlled-streets. Green and white signs indicate City of Minneapolis parking. Pay close attention to hour limits. City of Minneapolis patrols often and will ticket violators.
Parking for Limited Mobility
There are designated Handicap Parking Spaces on campus. A Handicap placard must be displayed, or Handicap plates must be on vehicle to park in these spaces. It is also necessary to display the parking permit that will be e-mailed to registered participants.
Bicycles may only be parked and locked to official bicycle racks. Bicycles parked along fences, handrails, or signposts will be impounded. Unclaimed bicycles will be donated to local bicycle restoration organizations.
Bicycles may park only in designated areas. Please note, we will not be able to provide space within the building to store bicycles. Refer to the Bicycle Parking Map for spaces to secure your ride.
Augsburg College is located near the Franklin Avenue stop on the Hiawatha Light Rail Line (METRO Blue Line).
Leave Light Rail at Franklin Avenue stop. Follow street that loops around the buildings on the right, stay on that road and you will see the large intersection that needs to be crossed. Your goal is to navigate to 20th Avenue South which is the bridge that crosses over the Interstate. You will want to be on the right-hand side of the bridge. Turn onto 8th Street at the Augsburg College sign/tennis courts.
Initial day check-in for all workshops will be in the lobby of the Oren Gateway Center. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Room assignments are given upon check-in.
Workshops run approximately 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. Consultants may adjust to meet the needs of the participants, typically that means it’s possible the day might extend a little longer the first three days in order to leave a little earlier on the last day of the Institute. Each workshop will be 30 classroom hours of instruction over the 4-day time. Approximate and or specific schedules are commonly included in the syllabus so please review.
AP* Biology teachers should expect to stay past 4:30 p.m. the first three days of the Institute in order to complete lab work.
Instructions on how to access the college wireless system will be provided to registrants upon check-in. Please note, you will be attending the workshop in classrooms which means that electrical outlets are limited. It is best to bring fully-charged laptops or tablets. During the first week there will be approximately 50 teachers who have been asked by their respective workshop consultants to bring a laptop for use. As you can imagine, everyone plugging in is not feasible.
Clothing & Climate
Dress for the sessions is casual and comfortable. Classrooms are air-conditioned and some can become cool, so bring a sweater or light jacket.
Lunch & Snacks
Arrival: Regular coffee and water will be available in the morning upon check-in, and water refreshed in the afternoon. Should you wish additional beverages during the day, please bring them from home or bring change or credit card for the vending machines.
Lunch: Your workshop will be assigned a time for lunch each day, approx. 30 minutes. Lunch times will fall somewhere between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The meal will be a catered buffet line with a different theme each day, served in a private area reserved exclusively for APSI attendees. Those needing or desiring a gluten-free option should select request upon workshop registration.
Afternoon Snack: Will be made available between 1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Augsburg offers Pepsi products in their vending machines. A person with a ready supply of ice-cold Coca-Cola products and an entrepreneurial spirit could really clean up. But seriously, if you need your daily Coke, make sure to bring it with you. The alternative is running to the Jimmy John’s just down the street.
Credits & Times
Attendance for all 30 contact hours is required to receive a College Board certificate. Registration for the AP* Summer Institute implies agreement to attend all class sessions for the full meeting time.
Certificates are issued on the last day of the Institute to participants who have attended all class meetings and have paid-in-full registrations. If you are unable to attend all contact hours of your course we can prepare a letter for you that verifies the hours you did attend in lieu of the official certificate. Each workshop has been approved for 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Clock hours are not academic credit.
One (1) graduate semester credit is available from Augsburg College. In keeping with our commitment to provide high-quality professional development to teachers, there is no additional charge for the credit over and above the tuition fee.
Earning the graduate credit requires participants to complete and assignment designated by the workshop consultant. Registration forms will be distributed the first day of the Institute.