1. How much does it cost to spend the
week in Biloxi, Mississippi?
The fee for the week is $450.00; it is due on
or before Friday, February 6,
2015. The fee covers the
travel costs to and from Biloxi, dormitory lodging in Biloxi, and breakfast,
lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday (except
Wednesday night out). You are
responsible for the cost of meals on the trip down (4), meals on the trip home
(3), and meals during outings in the Biloxi area. The cost
of souvenirs and mementos are also your responsibility.
2. When do we leave and
We will leave UMD at 12:00n on Saturday, March 14,
2015, and arrive back at UMD
on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the evening.
3. Where will we be
staying in Biloxi?
We will stay at Seashore United Methodist Assembly (1410 Leggett
Drive, Biloxi, MS, http://seashoreassembly.org/).
4. What should I bring?
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5. Should I bring tools?
Most of the tools are supplied by agencies in the
area. If you have favorite tools, you
are welcome to them. Some
information on the type of work we’ll be doing will be
provided during orientation.
6. What is the weather
like in Biloxi?
Expect 65F-80F during the day and 45F-60F at night.
7. What are the bathroom
Each room of sixteen people will have a bath area
with three sinks, two toilets, and two showers.
8. Will there be a way to
do laundry while in Biloxi?
will be washers and dryers at Seashore United Methodist Assembly. You are
responsible for laundering your clothing. The number of machines is
limited; please combine loads with others for
efficient use of energy and time - everyone wants
clean clothing for the next day!
9. I have a friend that
would like to come who is not a UMD student. Can this person come?
Everyone is welcome to come. This trip is open to
members of the UMD, UW-Superior, Lake Superior College,
and St. Scholastica communities as well as residents of
the greater Duluth area and family members (18 years of
age or older).
10. I would like to drive
down and meet you in Biloxi. Is this
No, this is not possible. Going as a group is part
of the experience. Driving yourself
also adds an element of risk. We are
willing to put you in contact with organizations in Gulf
Coast region who are looking for volunteers.
11. I have a friend who
lives in Iowa who would like to join us for the week.
Can this friend meet the bus at a designated area in
Iowa? OR I want to meet the bus in southern Minnesota because I want to go home
to get some items for the trip. Can you pick me up en
route at a designated area?
Everyone must board the bus at UMD. If
a special pickup (or drop off) is made for one person,
to be fair, these options must be extend to everyone.
This would significantly extend our
12. Who do I write my
registration fee check to?
Write the check to “Campus Service Trip”. The
amount is $450.00.
In the memo line, write “Biloxi, MS 2015”. The registration fee is
13. Where do I submit my
Direct your registration materials (forms, fee) to
Monte Gomke, UMD Housing & Residence Life, Lake
Superior Hall 149, 513 Niagara Court, Duluth MN
55812-3046. Your materials must be
received by February 6, 2015. Space is available on a
first come, first serve basis.
14. What are the dates of
the orientation sessions?
The dates for orientation have not
yet been established. Stay tuned.
15. When and where will
the orientation sessions take place?
The locations of the orientation sessions will be
established at a later date. Please