Frequently Asked Questions

 Sonoma State University

When should I arrive on campus?

The conference opens Saturday, July 25th. That is the arrival date, but no classes will be held that day. Plan to arrive on campus before dinner, which starts at 5pm. The opening program starts at 7pm. Classes begin on Sunday morning, July 26th. The last day of classes is Friday, July 31, and there will be a closing program that evening. The departure date is Saturday, August 1st. No classes will be held that day.

How much will the conference cost?

Estimated fees for the full conference (tuition, room & board, evening programs, socials and exhibitions) are $1800 for a double room, $1895 for a single room. There will be a separate fee for commuters and non-participants—to be announced shortly.

What is your refund policy?

Your registration deposit, minus a $25 non-refundable administration fee, is refundable until February 15.
Between February 15 and May 15, 2015—50% of fees paid are refundable, upon written request.
Between May 15 and June 25, 2015—30% of fees paid are refundable, upon written request.
If your space can be filled from the waiting list, a higher percentage can be negotiated. After June 25, there are no refunds.

How are the registration numbers assigned?

All deposits received on the first day of registration (July 25, 2014), whether online or postmarked by snail mail, will be put into a box, drawn randomly, and assigned numbers. The same procedure will be used each subsequent day.

What are the on-campus accommodations?

Everyone will be housed in the Sauvignon Village residential suites. Each suite contains a small kitchen, living room, 2 double rooms, each with its own bath and 2 single rooms, each with its own bath. The dorms are air conditioned and very close to the new Student Center in which the dining hall is located.

Will the food service offer choices?

Sonoma State’s beautiful new dining hall offers a wide variety of choices including gluten-free and vegetarian.

How far are the classrooms from the dorms?

The Sonoma State University campus is flat and the farthest classrooms in the art department are about a quarter mile from the dorms. We will have golf cart shuttles for those who need them. Some classes will be held within the dorm complex and the Student Center, which is opposite the dorms. We will also be using several classroom buildings that are very close to the Student Center.

How do I get from the airport to Sonoma State Campus?

There is a shuttle bus from San Francisco International Airport and Oakland Airport to Rohnert Park. Details will be provided with the registration package early next year, including costs for this service.

Is there a local art supply store?

There will be two week-long vendors on campus. You will be able to buy books from John Neal, Bookseller and a wide variety of art supplies from Paper & Ink Arts. These vendors will have class supply lists and will stock everything you need, and more. You will be able to pre-order books and supplies and have them waiting for you to pick-up when you arrive.