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Getting There

Start making your travel plans now! We encourage comrades planning on attending the whole summer school to arrive the evening of July 26 as proceedings get underway at 10 AM on the 27th.

Note: Temple housing does not work like a hotel. Attendees arriving on Wednesday will still be charged for Tuesday night, due to Temple’s policies around group block reservations. Linens and towels are provided at the dorms. Toiletries are up to the guest to bring. For people with off-schedule arrival or departure times, an alternative is to stay at the Conwell Inn: rooms split between four people at the Inn come out to a comparable cost and includes parking. See below for more information about the Inn.

The school ends at Noon on the 29th, but Solidarity members planning on staying for the National Convention should plan to leave on flights departing 6 PM and after on the 31st.

Maps of the Temple University, and directions to Temple University from the airport and downtown via rail and taxi.

All events during the 2011 Solidarity Summer School will take place at the Howard Gittis Student Center.


Affordable housing will be available through Temple University, where quads (with a bathroom to each quad) costs $36/night per person. If you intend to stay in dorm housing, you must register by July 7 for confirmed housing. After that, we cannot guarantee dorm housing. The dorm we are using is called 1940, which has a page that can be found here.

Hotels are also an option. Please continue reading for important information.

Parents of children under 12: Children under 12 years old will not be permitted to stay in the dorms due to liability issues. Children over 12 will be charged for housing so if you plan on housing them in the dorm, you must register and pay for them separately. An option for parents of young children is to stay at the Conwell Inn, which is located on Temple’s campus and is only a few blocks away from the Student Center.

Discounted room rates at a campus hotel as well as downtown hotels easily accessible by subway will also be available. The Conwell Inn, located on campus, includes continental breakfast and free parking, as well as discounts at local businesses. They are providing a conference room rate of $124 a night for rooms with two beds (ranging from suites with a separate living room to rooms with two queen beds). We have requested a limited block of rooms at conference prices—mention the “Center for Changes Summer Conference” when you call. You must register by June 26 to secure the special conference rate. Visit their website for more information. Information about downtown hotels will be posted shortly.

When you register, you can list your housing preferences and we’ll be sure to meet them. The dorm suites are gender segregated, unfortunately.


Meals will be self-organized for the most part, with the exception of dinner on Thursday, which will be catered on site and will require the purchase of a meal ticket (cash).