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2022 Summer Institute

The 2022 Summer Institute was at the University of Nevada, Reno, from July 21-24.  

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AAUP Health and Safety Policy

We are excited to see you at the Summer Institute in Reno, Nevada, which runs from July 19-24. Please review this section in its entirety, as it includes key information about our health and safety policies. We are committed to running the safest event possible.All attendees must upload proof of vaccination to Cvent, the AAUP’s registration portal. Attendees will also be required to complete an attendee health and safety acknowledgement form. Attendees will not receive a name badge until documentation has been received and verified in the AAUP’s registration portal, Cvent Health Check, powered by Here's how to do it:

  • Visit:
  • Create an account with an email and password (click the link that says "Create and account" to do so) or login if you already have an account (for example if you attended the Biennial meeting and created an account). More information about creating an account can be found here:
  • Account Verification: Once an account has been created using the attendee’s email address and password, follow the prompts for confirming your identity. Once that’s done, continue to follow the prompts to complete the health questionnaire and confirm your vaccination status by uploading your vaccination card.
  • Please bring a copy of the verification email to show when you register in person for the meeting. It can be printed, on your phone, or in the app, all are fine.

If you are staying in campus housing, please remember that you are required to show a negative COVID 19 test taken within 72 hours of your check-in time.

Getting to Campus:

The University of Nevada—Reno is located on the border between the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada on the western edge of the state. The Ansari Business Building will be hosting most of our Summer Institute workshops is conveniently a short distance of Great Basin resident hall. All on-campus attendees will be housed in Great Basin. When you arrive on the campus, please ask to be dropped off at 1250 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89503. Someone will always be at the reception area to greet you and check you in your dorm room. Summer Institute registration is also located in Great Basin where attendees should pick up their badge.

Air Travel:

Reno airport is only six miles away from the campus— about a 15-minute drive. It’s a small airport with only one level and easy in/out access for travelers. Travelers should have an easy time requesting Uber or Lyft from the airport to the hotel or Campus.

**Please note: the AAUP will not provide shuttle transportation. **

Parking on Campus:

If you are local and commuting daily, you can park on the top level of West Stadium and purchase a daily parking pass from the Pay and Display for $4 per day. If you are staying overnight, you would need to go into the front office of Parking & Transportation to purchase a 3-day multi day permit. Please identify yourself as being part of the American Association of University Professors event. If you are arriving late when the office is closed, go to the office the next day and identify yourself. Click here for the campus map.

Dorm Check-in:

Dorm Check-in will open all day Wednesday, July 20, to Friday July 22. If you are arriving late or any other time, there will still be someone at reception area in the residence hall to check you in.

Dorm accommodations will be in Great Basin Hall. The Great Basin Building offers suite-style units containing two or more single bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and an entry space. Each attendee will share a suite with up to three Summer Institute attendees and will have their own single occupancy bedroom. 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 wardrobe and will also have sheets, a pillow and pillowcase, 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. Please remember to bring your own toiletries as these will not be provided.

Attendees must check out of the Great Basin Building by 12:00pm on Sunday, July 24. You will be issued individual room keys/access cards and building access cards. Keys for rooms must be returned at time of check-out. Guest shall be charged $45.00 per room key and $20.00 for each access card not returned to the front desk at check-out.

Wifi Access

Use your cell phone by connecting to the UNR-Guest signal on your device and follow the instructions. Every dorm room also has two ethernet jacks which provide access to the university computer network. Additional information can be found on the  services and facilities overview webpage. Free in-room wireless is available. For more information, please visit the Office of Information Technology Eduroam webpage.

Registration and Information Desk:

Registration Desk:

Wednesday- 3:00pm to 7:00pm (Great Basin Lounge)

Thursday- 8:00am to 6:00pm (Great Basin Lounge)

Friday- 8:00am to 11:00am (Ansari Business Building)

Information Desk:

Friday- 12:00pm-4:00pm (Ansari Business Building)

Saturday 8:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm to 5:00pm (Ansari Business Building)

Your registration includes meals in the Den dining hall, a short distance from Great Basin. Kindly identify yourself as part of the American Association of University Professors group and you will be allowed entrance to the dining hall. Meal times are as follows: breakfast 7am to 10:30am and lunch is 11am to 2:30pm.

The following meals are included in your registration: breakfast and lunch on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. All meals will be served in the Den Dining Hall a short distance from Great Basin. Sunday buffet breakfast is also included in the cost of registration as part of the closing session at the Renaissance hotel.

Renaissance Hotel:

The Thursday plenary session, the Welcome reception, and the Sunday Closing session will be held at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel at One Lake St, Reno, NV 89501. We will arrange a shuttle bus to run from Ansari Business Building to the Renaissance from 2:30pm to 9:00pm on Thursday and 8:30am to 12:00 on Sunday.


Most of the workshops are in the Ansari Business Building (AB). Please be respectful to presenters and other attendees by attending only the workshops you registered for. Please see the agenda in your registration envelope.

Coffee Breaks

Presenters will usually break for about 10 minutes halfway through their workshop sessions. Coffee, water, and tea will be available around the information desk.

Optional Activity:

This year we have arranged one optional activity for Friday night at the National Bowling Arena. Join us for a night of throwin’ rocks the National Bowling Stadium. The National Bowling Stadium, built in 1995 in downtown Reno, is 363,000 square feet with 78 lanes for 10-pin bowling. It’s the only bowling stadium of its kind in the world, and that’s not just, like, our opinion, man. Topping the building is a massive geodesic dome, which really ties the room together. How can you miss a bowling night of such epic proportions? Snacks and drink tickets will be provided.

If you have not signed up for this fun event yet, you can still log into your registration and add it to your account for $35.

Campus Policies:

Possession of illegal substances is officially prohibited on campus. You can visit the University of Nevada Reno web site for more information.

Social Media Hashtag:

Want to share your experiences with the rest of the AAUP community? Use the hashtag #AAUPSI in social media posts, including photos, during your time at the Summer Institute! Be sure to mention @AAUP.

Workshop Evaluations and SI Overall Evaluation:

Evaluations for each workshop will be handled through an online survey tool. During the Summer Institute, you will receive an email containing the information you need to access and complete the survey. Please complete an evaluation for each workshop you attend. At the end of the Summer Institute, you will receive a message with a link to the overall evaluation for the entire program. Please take the time to complete this survey as well. We use this information every year to make the Summer Institute a better experience for all attendees. Thank you!

Program and Information:

The 2022 Summer Institute program and the above information is posted to the website at:

If you have questions during the Summer Institute, please stop by our registration desk/information desk. For questions before the Summer Institute, please email us at [email protected].

Points of Interest in Reno:

For more information on things to do in Reno, please click here.

For other recommendations, please click here.

Photography Policy:
Portions of the AAUP Summer Institute will be photographed or recorded. Your participation in the institute constitutes consent to be photographed and authorization for the AAUP to use photographs, or cause them to be used, for any purpose (including, but not limited to, AAUP publications, marketing, promotion, and advertising). Conference participants will not be compensated for the use of photographs or recordings.


The AAUP Summer Institute is not a function of the University of Nevada Reno.


University of Nevada Reno

Ansari Building

Reno, Nevada

Date & Time:

Thursday, July 21, 2022, to Sunday, July 24, 2022.

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 10:15am to Sunday, July 24, 2022 - 10:15am

Event Category:

All Day: