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2023 Cohort

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is hosted by the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin! i3 2023 Summer Institutes will be taking place in Austin, Texas.

Fatima Aguilar UC Santa Barbara
Sociology & English
Abdulrahman Alabssi Aljundi UC Irvine
Political Science & Economics
Jiarun Dai University of Wisconsin Madison
Information Science & Economics
Kiara Fletcher North Carolina A&T
Jose De Jesus Garrido Iniguez Ivy Tech
Visual Communications
Naila Hajiyeva UT Austin
Jordyn Ingram Howard University
Health Sciences
Isabel Karolczak UT Austin
Maahe Kazmi UT Austin
Julie Lopez College of Westchester
Daniel Mena-Ramirez UT San Antonio
Cameron Oneal Monroe North Carolina A&T
Erin Moon UT Austin
William Neff University of Illinois
Political Science & Information Science
Kerstin Nyquist University of Colorado Boulder
Environmental Design
Chimdindu Okafor Howard University
Health Management
Raymond Ollivierre University of Connecticut
Digital Media
Zauryn Robinson Spelman College
Nani Tang UT Austin
Heaven Thomas Penn State University
Information Sciences and Technology
Jose Torres UT Austin
Anthony Vivas UC San Diego
Cognitive Science
Sehba Wani University of Maryland
Information Science
Lela William Florida State University
Fiza Zaidi Rutgers University

Program Dates

Introductory Institute (for new i3 Scholars)

  • June 18, 2023 – July 15, 2023

Concluding Institute (for returning 2022 i3 Scholars)

  • July 1, 2023 – July 15, 2023

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.

*More details about traveling to i3 will be provided via email.

Packing & Prohibited Items

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

More information: UHD Conference Guidelines

Traveling to i3

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

Flying (Airport)

Jennifer will reach out to scholars 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.

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.

Food Delivery

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