FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What about meals?
The hotel we choose will likely provide complementary breakfasts. Food of all price ranges are available throughout Austin during SXSW. Some students may also choose to bring their own meals. The hotel room should have a small fridge, allowing for some food storage throughout the week.
- Will there be chaperones?
SXSW is not treated as a standard university field trip with chaperones. We will not be accompanying students throughout all parts of the trip. HCU is providing access to discounted registration rates and group lodging rates to make it easier for students to participate in this event, but beyond that, HCU faculty are not responsible for the students throughout the week. That said, faculty will be present and contact information for all attendees (faculty and students) will be shared with everyone so that students can contact others in the HCU group at any time in the event of special needs or emergencies.
- What if something changes and I’m not able to attend?
After the registration has been purchased and the lodging reserved, no refunds will be available. In some cases, you may be able to transfer your purchase to a different student, depending on how close to the event we are. If we are not able to transfer your reservation to a different student, unfortunately no refund will be available.