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
Workshop classrooms are located in Old Main. Once you arrive on-campus you will want to navigate to the intersection of 21st Avenue and 8th Street.
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 both weeks has been designated to Lot L, on the east side of campus. There’s a YouTube video of a walk from Lot L to Old Main. Very shaky as I was walking but you could review to get a sense of landmarks on campus to look for on your walk. Again, if you have a specific mobility concern, please contact Caren Custer.
There are designated Handicap Parking Spaces on campus, please refer to Parking Map. 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.
Limited Mobility. If you do not have a Handicap sticker for your vehicle, but prefer to park near the most accessible access to Old Main it is suggested that you park on the street along 21st Avenue. Enter the tunnel that is identified on the campus map with the Handicap icon between Old Main and Sverdrup on the map.
Enter tunnel, proceed to first right-hand turn, take right, follow tunnel to the right, the elevator will be on your right-hand side. If you enter large hallway artist display space you have passed the elevator.
If you are unable to secure a parking space near Old Main you can call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 612-330-1717 to request a ride to the tunnel entrance for Old Main.
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. Proceed up 8th Street, Old Main will be ahead on your left.
Initial day check-in for all workshops will be in the main hall of Old Main. This building is designated as Old Main on campus maps; however, the front of the building is inscribed “Augsburg Seminary.” If you see that you are in the right place!
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Old Main lobby. 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. The syllabi have been posted online, navigate to the webpage for each respective workshop.
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. As the group this year is small the lab work should not run that late, but that is dependent on how successfully the lab turns out.
Yes, the building has an elevator. If you have limited mobility it is best for you to use the tunnel entrance, pictured above on the right, to access the elevator from the basement and take to the first floor for check-in. The tunnel entrance is accessed via 21st Avenue as designated by the Handicap icon on the campus map. The tunnel also connects to Christensen Center where lunch will be served. Christensen also has an elevator. Student assistants will be available for the first day to act as guide to help you get your bearings.
Restrooms are gender by floor: men’s on the second, women’s on the first, and two all-gender restrooms in the basement.
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.
Morning Snack: Will be made available between 9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m., typical offerings are breakfast bars, and on good days little chocolate donuts. Gluten free option upon request.
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 served in the dining hall referred to as The Commons. The Commons is located in the building adjacent to Old Main, the Christensen Center. There is a gluten-free option featured each day, selection clearly marked by signage.
Afternoon Snack: Will be made available between 1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Gluten free option upon request. The last day of the Institute is usually celebratory food like cookies or mini-cupcakes.
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.