Day One: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Updated June 2014


Q. Where do I go on Monday, June 16?

A. Our home base will be in Griffin Hall.  On the first morning, we’ll meet in Griffin Hall 204. See the Directions page above.

Q. If I drive myself, where do I park?
A. You can park in any of the garages, but the Kenton Drive Garage is the closest to Griffin Hall. The garage will charge $6.50 per day for parking so you may want to carpool if possible.

Q. What if someone is dropping me off?
A. The closest place to drop you off will be in Faculty Parking Lot C next to Griffin Hall.

Q. Is there any other paperwork I need to fill out?
A. Yes. During this workshop, you’ll be photographed and interviewed for stories we’ll use in various publications. NKU students also will shoot video of the workshop and create a highlights video of the week. We need a parent or guardian to sign a release form saying we can publish your photo.  We will e-mail you a PDF of this form. Please, have your mom or dad sign the form and bring it with you to the workshop on the first day.

Q. Will we be traveling off campus during the week?
A. No. All of our activities will be on campus.

Q. What about lunch?
A. We will provide lunch throughout the week.  On most days, you will receive vouchers that allow you to order off the menu at the Student Union restaurants. If you have special food requirements, you can bring your lunch.
Q. Do I need any spending money?

A. No – unless you want to buy something extra such as a soft drink. Griffin Hall does have vending machines. But we don’t plan any shopping expeditions.

Q. Do I need to bring any supplies or equipment?
A. None are required. We’ll provide digital cameras and we’ll be working on NKU computers. If you have a digital camera that you’d like to bring, you are welcome to do that. We’ll do the first still photo shoot on Monday. If you do bring a camera, also bring the cable that allows you to download your photos onto a computer.

Q. What should I wear?
A. Wear something comfortable. If you get cold easily, you might want to bring a jacket. Sometimes the classrooms are chilly.

Q. What if my parents need to reach me in an emergency?
A. You can bring your cell phone to the workshop, although we would ask that you keep it on vibrate and that you refrain from using it during camp sessions. Also, in case of an emergency, your parents could contact Christa Kilvington, the Communication Department secretary, at 859-572-5435. We will let her know where we are throughout the week.

Q. What if I need to leave the workshop early one day because of other obligations such as a job?
A. For safety and security reasons, we ask that you avoid leaving campus during the workshop if at all possible. If you absolutely must leave because of an important obligation, please bring a note from a parent and let an NKU faculty member know what’s going on.

Q. Where and when can my parents pick me up?
A. The workshop will end about 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on Friday. Your parents can pick you up in Faculty/Staff Parking Lot C outside of Griffin.

Q. What exactly will we do throughout the week?
A. A lot of things! We’re still updating this year’s schedule, but you can see a schedule from a previous year under the schedule link.

Q. What’s the closing program all about?
A. On Friday at noon, we’re inviting parents and others who are interested to our closing program in the Griffin Hall Digitorium. During the program, we’ll show highlights of your work throughout the week and the short documentary that NKU students will produce about the week.