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Practical Information


Please be in Durham, NH ready to participate by 8 am Monday morning of your institute week.

  • Airport: Boston Logan is the closest major airport. The C and J bus runs from Logan to Portsmouth, NH which is a 15-minute drive from Durham (Uber and Lyft available, but as this is not an urban area, they can be slow coming). Manchester Airport is a smaller regional airport and another option.

  • Train: Amtrak Downeaster runs five daily roundtrips from Brunswick, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. The UNH campus in Durham is one of the stops.

  • Driving: Durham, NH is easily accessible via driving. Most local lodging establishments provide parking. Durham is a small, walkable town. Parking on the UNH Campus is available at an hourly rate. 

Stipend & Certificate

  • You will receive a $1,300 stipend delivered as a check on Friday of your institute week. Stipends are taxable. Participants are required to attend all scheduled institute activities and to engage fully as professionals. You need to attend the full institute to receive the full stipend.

  • UNH will provide a certificate of participation documenting 30 contact hours for teachers completing the institute. Certificates will not be provided to anyone who does not complete the full institute. 


  • We have a block of rooms reserved at a discount rate at the Holiday Inn Express in Durham, NH (109/night + taxes; book by May 30th). We strongly encourage participants to take advantage of this booking deal. The Holiday Inn is within walking distance of our UNH campus home base (110 McConnell Hall) as well as restaurants and stores.

  • Durham is part of beautiful Seacoast NH. Area beaches and port towns are major summer tourist destinations. Prices for lodging can soar during the summer tourist season.

  • All meals will be on your own. If you stay at the Holiday Inn Express, breakfast is included with your stay. Durham has a variety of dining options and a grocery store. Additionally, UNH's main dining hall, Holloway Commons, is open all summer to paying guests.

Area Attractions

  • The seacoast of New Hampshire has a wide variety of recreational options and attractions.

  • Portsmouth, the main port town of the Great Bay Estuary, has numerous dining, shopping, sight-seeing and entertainment options (click here for the official Portsmouth tourist website).

  • Even closer to UNH are the revitalized mill towns of Dover and Newmarket, each with a rising culinary scene.

  • The UNH campus itself has numerous wooded walking trails, with more extensive hiking opportunities in the surrounding area (e.g., the Sweet Trail).

  • And of course, the seacoast has several beaches one can enjoy.

UNH Campus Base

  • The institute will run from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday (lunch break provided).

  • Our UNH classroom home base is 110 McConnell Hall (click here for an interactive UNH campus map). McConnell Hall is located off of Academic Way. You are responsible for getting here each morning by 8 am. McConnell is walkable from the Holiday Inn Express (0.7 mile walk/15 minutes).

  • There are limited paid hourly parking spots in front of the building. There are other paid visitor parking lots on campus that are walking distance from McConnell (click here for UNH Visitor parking).

  • Our institute has chartered a coach bus for site visits and we will leave for all excursions from outside McConnell Hall.


  • To contact Institute organizers, use:

  • During your week at the Institute we will be using a communication platform for all participants to be able to connect with each other and our team. We will be surveying all accepted applicants to determine preferred platforms and will announce that here when decided (e.g., Slack, Discord, etc.).

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