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2022 Cohort

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is now hosted by the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin! i3 2022 Summer Institutes will be taking place in Austin, Texas.

Applications are now closed for the 2022 Cohort!

Janai Adams Texas State University
Marketing; Minor: Philosophy
Ria Antony University of Washington
Alesandra Baca Vazquez University of Texas at San Antonio
Ellis Brown University of Texas at Austin
Victoria Chang University of Texas at Austin
Chloe Davidson University of California, Irvine
History, Anthropology
Aloe DeGuia University of Michigan
Public Health; Minor: Linguistics
Katherine Fata Illinois Wesleyan University
English-Writing; Minor: Women & Gender Studies
Aadit Gupta Penn State University
Applied Data Science; Minor(s): Business Administration, Security Risk Analysis
My-Thuan Ha-Hoang University of California, Los Angeles
Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology; Minor: Labor Studies
Sean Jeong University of Texas at Austin
Alison Kim Swarthmore College
Computer Science, Educational Studies; Minor: Religion
Nitai Paonessa Community College of Allegheny County
Katha Patel University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Political Science; Minor: Criminology Law and Society         
Julio Penaloza Refugio University of California, Irvine
Computer Science, Mathematics
Joe Eduard Rucker University of Texas at Austin
Anthropology, Government; Minor(s): Japanese, Sociocultural Anthropology
Tomas Russo Rutgers University
Jimmia Tabe University of Texas at Austin
Human Ecology
Tubal Theodros University of Washington
Informatics; Minor: Statistics
Serena Touqan Macalester College
Religious Studies; Minor: Critical Theory
Martia Williams North Carolina State University
Mathematics Education; Minor: English

Program Dates

Introductory Institute (for new i3 Scholars)

  • June 19, 2022 – July 16, 2022.

Concluding Institute (for returning 2019 i3 Scholars)

  • July 2, 2022 – July 16, 2022.

Arrival and departure dates are open days with no formal activities scheduled. To provide maximum flexibility for travel arrangements, students are not required to arrive or depart by a specific time on those days. If flying to Austin, students are advised to plan travel arrangements around daytime hours in order to utilize public transportation to/from the airport.

Packing & Prohibited Items

Scholars should review Packing and Prohibited Items check list before their trip to i3.

More information: UHD Summer 2022 Conference Guidelines

Traveling to i3

Travel expenses to and from i3 are paid for by the i3 program.

Flying (Airport)

Students flying to i3 must contact Lily Vega (lilyvega@ischool.utexas.edu), to make their flight arrangements. Students will be required to provide the following information:

  • Request ID number (to be provided by i3)
  • Dates of travel
  • Departure city
  • Name as it appears on government issued ID
  • Cell phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Email address

Airfare is paid directly by i3. If your flight did not include baggage, i3 will reimburse you for a carryon and one checked bag. Please keep all receipts.

i3 Scholars who are flying to i3 are encouraged to take the Cap Metro Bus from the airport (MetroBus 20 departs from the lower level of the airport). Bus fare from the airport to campus is $2.50. Riders paying with cash should use exact change as the operators will not make change.

Uber, Lyft, and taxis are also available from the airport.

Bus or Train

Students taking a bus or train to i3 will need to make their own travel arrangements. MegaBus, Greyhound, and Amtrak all provide service to i3. Students arriving by bus or train are encouraged to take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to campus — if using the local Cap Metro to go from the Bus Station/Train Station to campus, please see here for the best route. Transit expenses, including from the bus or train station to campus, will be reimbursed by i3. Please keep all receipts.

Driving & Parking or Getting Dropped Off

Students traveling by car will get a separate email with their parking permit and can park at the 27th Street Garage (27th Street Garage, 109 W 27th St, Austin, TX 78712). Please check in at the dorm to pick up a room key. Students will be reimbursed for the mileage from their home to the dorm.

Students parking a car on campus for the duration of the Institute must request a parking pass at least two weeks prior to arrival. If you have not received a parking pass by Wednesday, June 15 and you are driving to i3, please email us immediately to get your pass.

Checking In & Campus Housing

Checking In

Once on campus, students must check in at the dorm to pick up a room key. The housing staff or i3 team will guide you to your room block. There are four 15 minute parking spots for any move-in, drop-off needs, outside the dorm.

For help navigating campus, please refer to UT visitors map (or here).

Campus Housing

  • 24-hr front desk
  • If any ADA accommodation needed, please let front desk know (if it wasn’t requested prior to moving day)

Each dorm room is equipped with a mini-fridge/microwave combination. Bedding (sheets, a pillow, and a thin blanket) will be provided. One handsoap pump will also be provided. Towels are not provided.

Laundry rooms are available in the dorm. Laundry is free of charge with your campus card.

Masking and testing for COVID-19 is strongly encouraged.


Dining hall hours below (not in dorm):

  • Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Any UberEats, DoorDash, etc., please come to the lobby to receive food.