#RealCollege 2018

Temple University - Howard Gittis Student Center, Philadelphia, PA

September 29 - 30, 2018

#RealCollege: A National Convening on
Food and Housing Insecurity

September 29-30, 2018
Temple University in Philadelphia

 

Without sufficient food and a safe place to sleep, college students across the nation are struggling to learn. #RealCollege is the movement to do something about it. Join students, practitioners, policymakers, researchers and activists at the annual #RealCollege convening to develop strategies and take action to secure students’ basic needs. Read last year's convening summary here

This year’s no-frills event will focus on viable programmatic and policy solutions. Come ready to partner with colleagues in order to:

  • Create affordable housing, including for community college students
  • Prevent food insecurity with efforts that go beyond the campus food pantry
  • Shape state and federal policies to improve food and housing resources available to students
  • Address the needs of students returning to college and other older learners
  • Support student-parents, former foster youth, re-entry populations, and undocumented students
  • Integrate mental health practices with basic needs supports

Featuring interactive workshops, multimedia learning opportunities, and plenty of time to network with colleagues, including while celebrating the launch of the new Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, #RealCollege is the place to be.

And for students looking to participate in the meantime, please see our #Voices4Change page to share your story. #Voices4Change is a national call to action for today’s college student to share audio stories of what life is really like balancing academics and a lack of money. Students who share their stories may be invited to speak at #RealCollege 2018. We want to hear from you. 
 

REGISTRATION

To register for this year’s event, please select one of the following links. We welcome everyone to this convening regardless of ability to pay. Scholarships are available to cover your registration fee because of the generosity of donors. 

  • General Registration: I want to attend the 2-day event. ($200)
  • Registration for Me and Student Sponsorship: I want to attend the 2-day event and make it possible for a student to do so as well. Event organizers will apply your funds toward a student registration waiver. ($300)
  • Supporter Registration: I want to attend the 2-day event and make it possible for others with fewer means to do so as well. Philanthropists, please consider this option. ($500)
  • Press Registration: I would like to register for the event as a member of the press. (no cost)
  • Registration Scholarship: The application period is now closed. 
  • Travel Scholarship: The application period is now closed. 
  • Volunteer Registration: Volunteer registration is now closed.

Event capacity is limited to the first 500 registrants. Registration closes August 24th.


To learn more about our event, including hotels and other logistics, please
download our app using the event code "RealCollege2018."

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City and the DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia Center City, both in downtown Philadelphia.

Special meeting rates have been negotiated from $199-219/night.  Hotel reservations and meeting registration can be completed separately, however room rates are only guaranteed through August 27th.

To proceed with a hotel reservation, access your hotel of choice through one of the following links:

Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City

1301 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215.765.1129

Group Name: TU Real College
Available Nights: Saturday, September 29th & Sunday, September 30th  

Nightly Rate: $199/night for two nights, $219 for one night
(Guests who need one night should reserve via the phone number above)

 

DoubleTree Hotel Philadelphia Center City

237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: 215.893.1600

Group Name: Temple University RealCollege
Available Nights: Saturday, September 29th & Sunday, September 30th  

Nightly Rate: $209/night

The planning committee is also reserving a limited amount of additional rooms for students in need of a lower nightly rate, as well as for guests joining us beyond the dates of the convening. If you are in need of a room under a lower rate or for additional dates beyond the listed blocks, please contact the event coordinator, Alison Bowman, at alison.bowman@temple.edu.

 

AIRLINE INFORMATION

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Temple University. Please click here to book your flights.  

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code:   NMSA9

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

 


To learn more about our event, please download our app using the event code "RealCollege2018."


If you are interested in funding this year’s event, please email Sara Goldrick-Rab at SGR@temple.edu. If you have other questions about the event, please email the
event organizer, Alison Bowman, at alison.bowman@temple.edu

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