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This is a repeat of a letter sent to you in early June - for your convenience.

Please read the following carefully!  

The classes and labs will be taught in the new Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) at 661 N. Pleasant St. Amherst, MA.   The dorm where some of you will be staying is in the North Residential Area, Building C, which is a short walk away. (see

We should emphasize that parking on campus is strictly regulated. We have outlined below where you should park depending on whether you are commuting or staying in the dorms and how to obtain the necessary permit.  Please be sure to stay within those parameters; they do ticket and tow!  Commuters will need parking passes (which we will provide) for Lot 43, which is split into three areas (see attached map).  If you have a handicapped permit, there are reserved spots at the ISB.  More information is below.

We will be meeting at 8:30 AM for registration and coffee/breakfast in the lobby of the ISB.   You will have to come into the lobby to get your parking pass to put in your car early on Monday morning. Please allow an extra 15 minutes to do this. We will also serve a morning and afternoon snack in lobby. Lunch will be provided nearby in an award winning dining commons.

If you have any serious food allergies, please let us know ahead of time.   (Email

We will start the institute promptly at 9:00 each morning; breakfast will be available from 8:30 until 8:55.

DORM People
If you are arriving Sunday evening and staying in the dorms, go straight to the North Residential area (see and check in at the main desk (Building C).  They will assign you a room and give you your week-long parking pass. If you are arriving on Monday morning, please also park near the North Residential area.  If you have time, pick up your parking pass in Building C and  do the full room check-in then.   If you are running late, you can leave your car in the North Residential Area lot and go back during a break to get the parking pass. You cannot park in the lot we designate below for commuters as we do not have enough parking passes for that lot available for our dorm people.

Note that the dorm rooms are singles in unisex suites; do not bring a spouse or other guest along. We can provide information about hotel rooms (at an additional cost to you) if you have a guest with you.

There is a $70 deposit for a room key in the dorm.  That deposit will be given back to you when you turn in your room key.
Commuters arriving on Monday morning should park in lot 43 on North Pleasant Street (see You need a permit/pass to park in that lot.  We will have those available for you at our conference registration table.  You will have to come into the lobby of the ISB building to register and get your parking pass to put in your car early on Monday morning. Please allow an extra 15 minutes to do this on the first morning.
Bring your digital camera and laptop.  Cell phone cameras will not be appropriate for this class. Also make sure that you have whatever is needed to transfer the images from your camera to the computer.

Finally, please let us know as soon as possible if for some reason you will be unable to attend our institute.  We have a waiting list.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on June th.

More information is available at   and