FAQs About All Events(i.e., Seminars and Webinars)

1. When and where are the UNLV TRIO Training Institute’s 2021-2022 events? At what time does each event begin and end?

For the 2021-2022 grant year, the UNLV TRIO Training Institute will hold the following Absolute Priority #3 (Assessment of Student Needs, Retention & Graduation Strategies, and Use of Appropriate Technology in TRIO Project Operations) training events:

Webinar:
February 14 - 16, 2022
Day 1 – 9:00 AM PT to 11:00 AM PT
Day 2 – 9:00 AM PT to 2:00 PM PT
Day 3 – 9:00 AM PT to 2:00 PM PT

Seminar: Las Vegas, Nevada
February 17 - 19, 2022
Day 1 – 2:00 PM PT to 5:00 PM PT
Day 2 – 8:00 AM PT to 6:00 PM PT
Day 3 – 8:00 AM PT to 1:15 PM PT

Seminar: Orlando, Florida
May 24 - 26, 2022
Day 1 – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Day 2 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 3 – 8:00 AM to 1:15 PM

Seminar: San Antonio, Texas
July 19 - 21, 2022
Day 1 – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Day 2 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Day 3 – 8:00 AM to 1:15 PM

Please note: While we try to adhere to the times published, unforeseen circumstances may arise that would require slight adjustments. Please allow a little wiggle room for us!

2. Where can I find information about other TRIO Training opportunities?

The most recent information regarding TRIO Training appears at Training Opportunities for Federal TRIO Programs' Personnel.

3. Who is eligible to attend the UNLV TRIO Training Institute's events?

You are eligible to attend these events if you are:

  1. Leadership personnel* of any Federal TRIO Programs project, including Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Center, Student Support Services, McNair, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math and Science, and Veterans Upward Bound.
  2. A full or part-time staff member of any Federal TRIO Programs project; or
  3. Preparing for employment as a staff member or leadership personnel* in any Federal TRIO Programs project.

*Leadership personnel means project directors, coordinators, and other individuals involved with the supervision and direction of projects under the Federal TRIO Programs.

4. Can GEAR UP personnel attend the UNLV TRIO Training Institute's events?

Yes, provided they meet one or more of the eligibility criteria described in item #3 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

5. Whom do I contact if the answer to my question does not appear on this FAQ page?

Send an e-mail message to triotraining@unlv.edu or call 702-774-4148.

The UNLV TRIO Training Institute will respond to all messages within three (3) business days of receipt.

6. Can I attend more than one UNLV TRIO Training Institute event under the same Absolute Priority?

No. The UNLV TRIO Training Institute cannot serve you more than once per 2-year grant cycle under the same Absolute Priority. Thus, you cannot attend more than one Absolute Priority #3 event (i.e., seminar or webinar) in 2021 and 2022.

7. How do I apply for admission to a UNLV TRIO Training Institute event?

To apply for admission to a UNLV TRIO Training event:

  1. Visit this page
  2. Click on the “Priority #3” choice from the TRAINING EVENT INFORMATION menu box.
  3. Click on the link for the training event you wish to attend; and
  4. Complete and submit the application online.

Please note: Applications for each training event open 8-12 weeks before the event. Events will be publicized on the TRIO Listserv, or please email triotraining@unlv.edu for the 2021-2022 application time-line.

8. How can I find out the status of my application to a UNLV TRIO Training Institute event?

Go to this page and perform these steps:

  1. Click on the “Application Status” link.
  2. On the Application Status webpage, enter your application number, which you received after completing and submitting the online application. (Your application number appears at the top of both pages of the PDF file that was emailed to you and that popped up on your screen after you submitted your application. If you submitted your application but did not receive an email with a PDF attached, please contact the UNLV TRIO Training Institute via e-mail at triotraining@unlv.edu.)

Note: The default status of all applicants is "0 - Not admitted. . ."

This status may remain unchanged for up to 10 business days after an application is submitted.

9. Can I arrive at the seminar or log into the webinar late, or leave the seminar or webinar early?

If you are admitted to the seminar or webinar, you are expected to attend all sessions.

FAQs about Seminars Only

10. What is the difference between standard admission and special admission?

The main difference between standard admission and special admission is the package of benefits that the seminar participant receives.

February 17-19, 2022 Seminar

To all persons granted standard admission to the UNLV TRIO Training Institute’s Priority #3 seminar on February 17-19, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Institute will provide:

  • A hotel room at no cost* at the seminar hotel for the nights of February 17 and 18, 2022;
  • Continental Breakfast on February 18 and 19, 2022; and
  • Lunch on February 18, 2022.
    • The seminar hotel for the February 2022 event is as follows:
      • Tuscany Suites and Casino
        255 E Flamingo Rd
        Las Vegas, NV 89169
    • If you have “Special Admission” and wish to stay at the seminar hotel, or wish to make
      reservations for nights before or after the nights covered under “Standard Admission,”
      please email a request for the Hotel Reservation Code to triotraining@unlv.edu.
May 24-26, 2022 Seminar

To all persons granted standard admission to the UNLV TRIO Training Institute’s Priority #3 seminar on May 24-26, 2022, in Orlando, Florida, the Institute will provide:

  • A hotel room at no cost* at the seminar hotel for the nights of May 24 and 25, 2022;
  • Continental Breakfast on May 25 and 26, 2022; and
  • Lunch on May 25, 2022.

The seminar hotel for the May 2022 event is as follows:

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort

1850 Hotel Plaza Boulevard

Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

If you have “Special Admission” and wish to stay at the seminar hotel, or wish to make

reservations for nights before or after the nights covered under “Standard Admission,”

please email a request for the Hotel Reservation Code to triotraining@unlv.edu.

July 19-21, 2022 Seminar

To all persons granted standard admission to the UNLV TRIO Training Institute’s Priority #3 seminar on July 19-21, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas, the Institute will provide:

  • A hotel room at no cost* at the seminar hotel for the nights of July 19 and 20, 2022;
  • Continental Breakfast on July 20 and 21, 2022; and
  • Lunch on July 20, 2022.

*Note: Incidental charges (e.g., room service, laundry service, parking, pay-per-view movies, internet connection, and so on) are not covered by the Institute and are solely the responsibility of the hotel room’s occupants. At hotel check-in, please be prepared to post a credit card for incidentals (regardless of whether or not you plan to use these services).

Persons granted special admission to the seminar will receive the same meals as persons granted standard admission. However, the Institute will not provide nor arrange lodging for persons granted special admission. Persons granted special admission must make their own hotel arrangements and will not receive any reimbursement from the Institute for the hotel expenses they incur as a result of attending the seminar.

The seminar hotel for the July 2022 event is as follows:

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Toll Free: 800-648-4462

If you have “Special Admission” and wish to stay at the seminar hotel, or wish to make reservations for nights before or after the nights covered under “Standard Admission,” please email a request for the Hotel Reservation Code to triotraining@unlv.edu.

For information about how to apply for admission to the seminar, see item #7 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

For information about how to check the status of your application for admission to the seminar, see item #8 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

11. What meals are provided at the UNLV TRIO Training Institute’s seminars?

Please see the response to item #10 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

12. On what nights does the UNLV TRIO Training Institute provide rooms at the seminar hotels?

Please see the response to item #10 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

13. What does it cost to stay at the seminar hotels?

Persons granted standard admission to a seminar stay at the seminar hotel at no cost, in accordance with item #10 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

The UNLV TRIO Training Institute will not provide a hotel room at the seminar hotel or any other location for persons granted special admission to the seminar. Moreover, the UNLV TRIO Training Institute has not obtained any special room rates or established any room block for persons granted special admission.

14. If I am admitted to a UNLV TRIO Training Institute seminar, what must I do to reserve a room at the seminar hotel?

If you have been granted standard admission to a seminar, you do not need to make reservations for the nights that the Institute will provide a hotel room to you. (See item #10 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage to find out on which nights the Institute provides hotel rooms to persons granted standard admission.) The UNLV TRIO Training Institute will be arranging your accommodations for these nights. Please DO NOT contact the hotel directly regarding these nights. The hotel will have no reservation in your name until just prior to the seminar event.

If you have been granted special admission, you will need to make your own reservations directly with the seminar hotel or another hotel. The seminar hotel for the February 2022 event is as follows:

Tuscany Suites and Casino
255 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169

If you have “Special Admission” and wish to stay at the seminar hotel, or wish to make reservations for nights before or after the nights covered under “Standard Admission,” please email a request for the Hotel Reservation Code to triotraining@unlv.edu.

15. If I am granted standard admission to a UNLV TRIO Training Institute seminar, on what other dates can I stay at the seminar hotel or another hotel?

The UNLV TRIO Training Institute will not make any room reservations or pay for any hotel room nights other than those specified in item #10 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

Please email the UNLV TRIO Training Institute (triotraining@unlv.edu) for information regarding special codes or room rates for its 2022 seminars.

16. What must I do if I am admitted to a UNLV TRIO Training Institute seminar and then find out I cannot go?

Personally inform the UNLV TRIO Training Institute by e-mail (triotraining@unlv.edu) that you will not be attending the seminar and that you surrender your seminar seat. Please include your application number in this correspondence. Please do not ask another person (e.g., an administrative assistant) to cancel on your behalf. We cannot process notices of cancellation received from third parties.

17. If I am granted standard admission, with whom must I share my room at the seminar hotel?

No one. Each person granted standard admission gets his or her own room.

18. If I am granted standard admission, with whom can I share my room at the seminar hotel?

Anyone. However, the UNLV TRIO Training Institute will not provide assistance with finding roommates. Moreover, the Institute cannot guarantee you will have any particular bed configuration (e.g., two twin-size beds instead of a queen-size bed). Specific room assignments are made by the hotel at check-in, based on the availability of rooms that match your bed-configuration preferences. Finally, the Institute will not cover any costs associated with multiple occupancy of your room.

19. If I am placed on a waiting list for Standard Admission, how long will it be before I am admitted?

There is no way to know. The speed at which persons on the waiting list are granted standard admission to a seminar depends on a variety of factors, including how rapidly previously admitted persons surrender their seminar seats and the space available in the breakout group(s) to which you would be assigned based on your program type and experience level. There is no guarantee that a person on the waiting list will eventually be admitted to a seminar.

However, you can request to be removed from the waiting list and granted special admission by sending an e-mail message to triotraining@unlv.edu at least 30 days in advance of the event. Be sure to include your application number in the request. You will:

  • Be granted special admission if special admission seminar seats are available.
  • Remain on the waiting list if no special admission seminar seats are available.

Note: If you are granted special admission, the UNLV TRIO Training Institute will not provide a hotel room for you. You must make your own hotel arrangements, and you will not receive any reimbursement from the Institute for the hotel expenses that you incur as a result of attending the seminar.

DO NOT make any travel plans before you are granted standard admission or special admission.

20. How can I switch places with someone who has already received Standard Admission or Special Admission if that person can no longer attend the seminar?

There is no way to switch places with someone who has already received admission. The UNLV TRIO Training Institute decides to whom surrendered seminar seats are assigned.

There are no substitutions or replacements.

21. How can I apply and be admitted onsite to a seminar?

You can submit an application onsite at the beginning of a seminar. Eligible, on-site applicants will be granted special admission if special admission seminar seats are available in their respective program (e.g., SSS) and experience (e.g., Novice) breakout-group categories. Please note that there is no way for the Institute to guarantee that seats will be available for all or any on-site applicants in any given seminar.

Note: If you are granted special admission, the UNLV TRIO Training Institute will not provide a hotel room for you. You must make your own hotel arrangements, and you will not receive any reimbursement from the Institute for the hotel expenses that you incur as a result of attending the seminar.

FAQs about Webinars Only

22. What kind of computer hardware and software and internet connectivity do I need to participate in a webinar?

The UNLV TRIO Training Institute will utilize a webinar platform that is broadly compatible with a variety of devices and reasonably flexible in terms of the internet connectivity of system characteristics of attendees. For specific information about the computer hardware and software and internet connectivity needed to participate in the webinar, please send an e-mail message to triotraining@unlv.edu.

23. If I am granted admission to a webinar, how do I access the event?

One week prior to the webinar, detailed instructions will be emailed to all persons granted admission to the event.

For information about how to apply for admission to the webinar, see item #7 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

For information about how to check the status of your application for admission to the webinar, see item #8 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

24. Can I apply to more than one event under the same Priority?

No. However, you may cancel your application for a training event (provided the event has not already taken place) and then you may apply for admission to a different training event. To cancel an application, simply email your request to triotraining@unlv.edu. Include your application number in your email.

For information about how to apply for admission to a training event, see item #7 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

For information about how to check the status of your application for admission to a training event, see item #8 on the Institute’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage.

25. If I am placed on the waiting list for a webinar, how long will it be before I am admitted?

There is no way to know. The speed at which persons on the waiting list are granted admission to the webinar depends on a variety of factors, including how rapidly previously admitted persons surrender their webinar seats and the space available in the breakout group(s) to which you would be assigned based on your program type.

There is no guarantee that a person on the waiting list will eventually be admitted to the webinar.

26. What must I do if I am admitted to a webinar and then find out that I cannot participate?

Personally inform the UNLV TRIO Training Institute by e-mail (triotraining@unlv.edu) that you will not be participating in the webinar and that you surrender your webinar seat. Please include your application number in this correspondence. Please do not ask another person (e.g., an administrative assistant) to cancel on your behalf. We cannot process notices of cancellation received from third parties.

Note: If you are a "no show" for a webinar (i.e., you are granted admission to the webinar, but you do not participate and you do not personally inform the UNLV TRIO Training Institute, at least one day before the webinar, that you will not be participating), your opportunities to be admitted to future UNLV TRIO Training Institute events may be adversely affected.

27. How can I switch places with someone who has already received admission if that person can no longer participate in the webinar?

There is no way to switch places with someone who has already received admission. The UNLV TRIO Training Institute decides to whom surrendered webinar seats are assigned. There are no substitutions or replacements.

28. If I am admitted to a webinar, can I share my login with one or more of my colleagues? Can I invite my colleagues to watch with me?

Please do not share your webinar login with colleagues. While it is tempting to hold watch parties, we would greatly appreciate it if you would ask your colleagues to apply for and use their own access to the webinar so that we can provide accurate attendance information to the U.S. Department of Education.