Where should I stay?
The recommended hotel is the Marriott University Park. More information can be found at institute.uschamber.com/winter/#lodging.
What is the attire for Institute?
The dress code for Institute is casual, but the temperature in Tucson varies during the winter and can get cold at night. We recommend bringing a sweater or jacket with you to class. The Graduation Ceremony and Big Bash are more dressy events. Typical attire includes dresses or slacks for women and suits or sports coats for men.
What is the silent auction?
There will be a silent auction on-site that will run through the week of Institute. Attendees are invited to bring an item to donate to the auction. All proceeds from the silent auction go to the Winter Institute Scholarship Fund.
How to get class materials? Am I required to print and bring them?
Printed class materials are not provided on-site. They can be found in the Attendee Service Center and in the app one week prior to site (but please check back as close to Institute as possible for any changes). You can print them ahead of time or view them on your personal device during class.
What do I need to know about my organization prior to attending Institute?
Prior to Institute, you will receive a “What to Know Before You Go” document with questions about your organization. Please be sure to arrive at Institute with those answers.
Where do we meet on Wednesday?
Registration will take place in the foyer of the Marriott University Park hotel from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (880 East Second Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719)
Board of Regents’ Helpful Hints:
- Have your class advisor’s cell phone handy at all times.
- Be prepared to walk and wear comfortable shoes.
- Get connected with classmates on social media, LinkedIn, etc.
- Bring some petty cash (between $50 and $100) for the shuttle, taxis, and the streetcar.
- Ask your peers questions you may have regarding software, staff, etc.
- Know your Board of Regents so you’re comfortable asking questions.
- Try not to be distracted with work back at the office while you’re at Institute. If possible, keep the focus on the education and networking.
- Don’t worry if you initially feel overwhelmed with meeting new people at Institute. Find commonalities with your classmates and use the week to network and build friendships.