2018 Summer Institute

The 2018 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to the University of New Hampshire in scenic Durham, New Hampshire. From July 19 to July 22, more than hundreds of higher education professionals from around the country will gather for four days of exciting workshops and special programs. We bring in organizers, data analysts, seasoned campaigners, and issue experts to build your skills as an advocate for AAUP principles, collective bargaining, and higher education.

Faculty, students, and academic workers all over the country are rising up and taking a stand on their campuses to advocate for the standards and resources our students and communities need to thrive. Together, we’re building our collective voice, and it all starts at the AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute.

Featuring presenters experienced in policy, strategy, organizing, and leadership, our workshops at this year’s summer institute will give you all the skills and tools you need to build a powerful voice on your campus.

Please plan to join us at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, July 19–22, 2018, for four days of thinking big, learning skills, making friends, and having fun.

Online registration for the 2018 Summer Institute is now closed.

Download the complete program booklet here. | Suggested Workshop Groupings

Registration Costs:

Registration Type

Early Registration Rate (until May 25)

Regular Registration Rate (until June 29)

On-Campus AAUP Member



Off-Campus AAUP Member



On-Campus Nonmember



Off-Campus Nonmember



On-Campus Guest



Off-Campus Guest

price according to selected activities

price according to selected activities

On-Campus AAUP Member–You are an AAUP member staying in a residence hall

Off-Campus AAUP Member–You are an AAUP member staying somewhere besides the residence hall on campus (this category includes attendees who choose to stay in a hotel)

On-Campus Nonmember–You currently are not a dues-paying member of the AAUP, and you are staying in the residence hall

Off-Campus Nonmember–You currently are not a dues-paying member of the AAUP, and you will stay somewhere besides the residence hall on campus (this category includes attendees who choose to stay in a hotel).

*On-Campus Guest–A guest who shares a room with an attendee (such as a spouse or partner) and may opt to participate in some meals and activities (but not workshops). Guests must be registered.

*Off-Campus Guest–A guest who stays off campus but may opt to participate in some meals and activities (but not workshops).

*Individuals registered as guests to the Summer Institute are not permitted to attend workshops or the plenary session.

What Does Registration Cover?

Your registration fee covers:

  • all workshop materials
  • three nights in a single-occupancy room in a residence hall on campus (except for off-campus registrants)
  • breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • lunch on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • opening reception on Thursday evening

All registration fees are due at the time of registration. If you select “check” as your method of payment, please make it payable to the AAUP and mail it to the national office within five (5) days of your registration:  AAUP, Attn: Summer Institute, 1133 19th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036. Your early payments make our record-keeping much easier. All fees must be paid or you will not be permitted to check in.

If you are being sponsored by a chapter or conference, please have the chapter/conference president or executive director forward a letter to the national office on chapter/conference letterhead stating that your registration is being covered by the chapter/conference. Send these letters to Christopher Simeone by email, postal mail, or fax. Email: csimeone@aaup.org; fax: (202) 737-5526; mail: AAUP, Attn: C. Simeone, 1133 19th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. We ask that all outstanding Summer Institute balances be paid by July 2, 2018.

What is Not Included in My Registration Fee?

  • dinner Friday and Saturday
  • optional activities (see below)
  • additional nights in the residence hall
  • residence hall lodging if you choose to be an “off-campus” registrant
  • hotel costs

Cancellation and Substitution:

We’re sorry you can’t make it! All cancellations and substitutions should be submitted in writing to Christopher Simeone at csimeone@aaup.org or (202) 737-5526 (fax) as soon as possible. Cancellations received prior to Friday, June 8, 2018, will be eligible for a refund minus the $50 processing fee. For cancellations received after June 8, 2018, we will not be able to fully refund your registration fees.

All substitutions should be submitted in writing to Christopher Simeone before June 29, 2018. We will be unable to substitute attendees after this date.


Registration will be open Wednesday, July 18, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm, and Thursday, July 19, from 8:00am until 6:00pm. If you will be arriving after 6:00pm on Thursday, please contact Catherine Everitt to schedule a time to pick-up your registration packet. Registration location will be on the first floor foyer area of Piscataqua Room in the Holloway Commons building (75 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824).

**PLEASE BE AWARE: The University of New Hampshire campus has some hills. Some routes between buildings will require attendees to use stairs or ramps.**

Optional activities:

This year we have arranged two optional activities for Friday night and one for Saturday night. 

Friday Night Option 1: Brewery Tour Bus

Join your fellow attendees and experience the fine craft breweries on New Hampshire's historic seacoast and beyond on the Granite State Growler Bus tour. Tour includes a ride to three breweries and samples of beer at each brewery visited, and a tour behind the scenes. Your guide will entertain you with stories of New Hampshire's rich and foamy history of brewing, and beer. The tour will last 3-4 hours and will be infused with local brewing history, beer education, trivia, fun facts and general knowledge from the trained tour guides and beeristas.

Tickets for Granite State Growler Bus tour are $72; attendees will be picked up on campus at 5:30 p.m. from Quad Way (outside of the Holloway Commons building). After the tour ends, attendees will be dropped off on campus. 

If you decide to stay in a brewery after the tour ends, you are responsible for notifying our staff on the tour and for own transportation back to Durham.

For more information, please visit  https://nhbeerbus.com/

Friday Night -Option 2: Evening in Portsmouth, NH

Take a shuttle into Portsmouth, and explore the city on your own for the evening. A shuttle will take you from campus to downtown Portsmouth. You will return to the same location where you were dropped off to catch the return shuttle back to Durham. 

Tickets for the round-trip shuttle are $25. 

Please note:  Round-trip transportation to Portsmouth is included in the ticket price and will leave campus at 5:00pm from Quad Way (outside of the Holloway Commons building). Transportation back to campus will leave Portsmouth at 9:30pm. Attendees not on the bus returning to campus are responsible for own transportation back to Durham.

Optional Saturday Evening Activity

Join your fellow attendees for an evening dinner cruise onboard the M/V Thomas Laighton, a 90-foot vessel with three decks.  The vessel features a sweeping brass staircase, beautiful views of the seacoast, and fully stocked cash bar. Each climate-controlled deck includes a full bar, dance floor, and an upper open-air deck.

The M/V Thomas Laighton boards at 6:15pm and steams through the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor from 6:25pm–9:30pm. Tickets for the dinner cruise are $85. 

Please note:  Round-trip transportation to the dinner cruise is included in the ticket price and will leave campus at 5:15pm from Quad Way (outside of the Holloway Commons building). After the cruise ends, transportation back to campus will leave 9:45pm. Attendees not on the bus returning to campus are responsible for own transportation back to Durham.

For more information, please visit https://islesofshoals.com/cruises

On-Campus Accommodations:

Your registration fee includes lodging for three nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) Mills Hall. A limited number of rooms are available for an additional fee for those wishing to arrive on Wednesday.

Attendees staying on campus will share a suite with up to four Summer Institute attendees in Mills Hall. Each attendee will have their own single occupancy bedroom with one shared bathroom. The large suites with three or more bedrooms will have one large shared bathroom between all rooms. Small suites with two bedrooms will share one bathroom and may not have locking doors on the bathrooms. Each bedroom will be furnished with an extra-long twin bed, desk, and closet space and will also have sheets, a pillow and pillow case, blanket, and towels when you arrive. All rooms are air conditioned. All residence halls are strictly non-smoking. There are elevators available in the residence hall.

If you prefer private lodging, we recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Express (see below).

For on-campus suitemate requests, please complete the On Campus Suitemate Request Form.

**If you have a medical need, special circumstance, or other on-campus housing inquiries please contact us at summerinstitute@aaup.org **

For more information about the residence hall, please visit: https://www.unh.edu/housing/facility/mills-hall

Please remember to bring your toiletries as these will not be provided.


If you prefer to stay in a hotel, there is a room block for our Summer Institute attendees at the Holiday Inn Express located at 2 Main Street, Durham, NH. To make your reservation online, please use the following link: Book Summer Institute Hotel. You can also make a reservation by calling 603-868-1234. Please be sure to mention you are with the AAUP Summer Institute group and the dates you plan to stay. Reservation group code is "AAU" and the rate of $165.67 per night (plus taxes) is good until June 18, 2018, depending on availability. Rate may vary depending on length of stay. We encourage you to make your reservation early due to a shortage of hotel rooms

Getting to the University of New Hampshire:

Air Travel:

The nearest airports to the UNH Durham campus are Manchester-Boston (MHT) and Boston Logan (BOS).

Boston Logan (BOS): The airport is located 50 miles to the south of Durham. You may find cheaper airfares flying into BOS, but transit time to Durham could be longer and more expensive.

For transit between BOS and Durham, we recommend C&J bus services, which runs shuttle routes from Logan airport terminals to Dover, NH. Attendees can use the UNH Campus bus (route 3A) to make the short trip from Dover to UNH campus.  | Complete BOS to Durham ground transportation options.

Manchester-Boston (MHT): The airport is 35 miles east. It is smaller but closer to Durham and easier to navigate. The AAUP will provide free shuttle transportation between MHT and Durham campus (see below). | Complete MHT to Durham ground transportation options.

Free Airport Shuttle Transportation Schedule (Provided by AAUP):

Traveling to UNH-Durham from Manchester-Boston (MHT) airport:

                •     Wednesday, July 18--Shuttle departs at 2:00pm 4:00pm
                •     Thursday, July 19--Shuttles depart at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, and 6:00pm

Traveling to Manchester-Boston (MHT) airport from campus:

                •     Saturday, July 21--Shuttle departs at 1:00pm
                •     Sunday, July 22--Shuttles depart at 8:00am and 12:00pm

Please make your travel arrangements accordingly and reserve your spot here as soon as possible, but no later than June 29, 2018.

While we will make every effort to provide free shuttle transportation, we cannot guarantee transportation if your travel plans are outside of the schedule listed above.

Smaller airports in Rochester, NH (17 miles), and Portland, ME (60 miles), offer additional options.


Interstate 95 is the primary access to the town from the north and south. State Highway Routes 108, 101, 4 and 33 provide convenient access from adjoining areas. Click here for directions.

Rail Service:

The Boston & Maine railroad provides rail service that runs through UNH-Durham campus. Click here for Amtrak Downeaster information.

Parking on campus:

On campus parking passes are available for purchase through the registration page. You can purchase a parking pass valid Thursday–Sunday during the Summer Institute (for $48) or you can purchase a daily parking pass valid for 24 hours for ($12). You will receive your parking pass code a week before you arrive to the Summer Institute. For more parking information, please visit: https://www.unh.edu/transportation/campus-parking-map

Campus Map:

For a campus map, please visit https://www.unh.edu/main/map; a pdf of the campus map is available for download at UNH-Durham Campus.pdf.

University of New Hampshire
Holloway Commons
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:45am to Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:45am

Event Category:

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