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Frequently Asked Questions
Updated July 2019


Where do I go on Monday, July 22?

Our home base will be in Griffin Hall. On the first morning, the sign-in desk will be in the second-floor lobby of Griffin.

If I drive myself, where do I park?

You can park in the Welcome Center Garage or University Drive Garage. (The Kenton Drive Garage, which is the closest to Griffin Hall is closed for renovation.) Parking Services will charge $8.75 per day for parking so you may want to carpool if possible. You can pay for parking daily by credit card or reserve a visitor permit online. The permit also allows you to park in the student parking lot behind Griffin Hall. Parents attending the closing program also will want to park in a garage on Friday. The cost is $5.50 for two hours in the garage. Here is a link to information about parking and how to order a permit: http://parking.nku.edu/visit.html

What if someone is dropping me off?

The closest place to drop you off will be in the circular dropoff next to Griffin Hall.

Is there any other paperwork I need to fill out?

Yes. During this workshop, you’ll be photographed and interviewed for stories we’ll use on our website. 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 parent or guardian sign the form and bring it with you to the workshop on the first day.

Will we be traveling off campus during the week?

Yes. This year, we are taking an NKU bus with an NKU certified driver to the Newport History Museum on the morning of Thursday, July 25. You will receive more details about that on Monday. All other activities will be on campus.

What about lunch?

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. The choices include sandwiches, soups, salads and a cafeteria-style lunch. The vouchers are worth $8.50 per day. If you wish to purchase additional food, you will need your own money. If you have special food requirements, you may prefer to bring your lunch.

Do I need any spending money?

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

Do I need to bring any supplies or equipment?

You will need earbud headphones for video editing. But 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.

What should I wear?

Wear something comfortable. If you get cold easily, you might want to bring a sweater or jacket. Sometimes the classrooms are chilly.

What if my parents need to reach me in an emergency?

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 Sue Murphy-Angel, senior operations coordinator for the College of Informatics, at 859-572-7732. We will let her know where we are throughout the week. Or you can leave a message for Michele Day at 859-572-1921.

What if I need to leave the workshop early one day because of other obligations such as a job?

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.

Where and when can my parents pick me up?

The workshop will end about 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on Friday. Your parents can pick you up in the circular drive next to Griffin.

What exactly will we do throughout the week?

A lot of things! Check the website for a complete schedule soon.

What’s the closing program all about?

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.

What if I have more questions?

Please email Michele Day at [email protected]

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