You asked, We answered: Dorm Updates for Laurapalooza 2015

Thanks to your feedback we have worked with South Dakota State University to provide Laurapalooza 2015 dorm residents with extended check-in and check-out hours.

Check-in at Caldwell Hall will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 and continue until 10:00 p.m. that evening. The University has graciously offered to move their 24 hour emergency desk to Caldwell Hall during Laurapalooza 2015. If you encounter a delay in your arrival, there will be someone available at the desk in Caldwell Hall to check you in. Additionally, a few people asked about checking out in the wee hours of the morning. Thanks to this change, early check-out will be possible.

You will be receiving an email soon asking you to indicate when you think you will arrive on Wednesday. Please answer this survey as soon as you receive it. This will give us an idea of the number of University staff we need to have available during any given time to expedite your check-in to Caldwell Hall.

Finally, a few questions have been asked about meals. Our dining location for breakfast and dinner will be Larson Commons. Your purchased meal plan includes breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday and breakfast on Saturday. Any other meals in Larson Commons must be purchased. Your conference registration includes lunch on Thursday and Friday. Lunch on Saturday is a box lunch in De Smet if you purchased it separately.

Please continue to ask questions here as you have them, or email Laura McLemore at

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