FAQ

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When and where will the seminar be held?

The 2017 South Florida seminar will take place May 18-May 21, 2017, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.

When and where do I check in?

Check-in will be at the EML residence hall from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on May 18th. Follow the posted signs to the 1st floor lobby.

What should I expect once I arrive?

In addition to meeting lots of enthusiastic and friendly volunteers, you will get directions for check-in, head to your room to drop off your stuff, send your parents on their way, and join the other ambassadors and staff to wait for the start of the weekend program.

When will the seminar conclude?

The seminar will conclude at the end of the closing ceremonies on May 21nd at approximately 12:00 p.m. You will receive instructions and assistance with check-out during the weekend.

May I come and go during the weekend?

NO. Once you are checked in, you will stay at the seminar until the end of the closing ceremonies. Unless there is a medical or other emergency, you will not be allowed to leave the seminar for any reason during the weekend. If you don’t think you will be able to stay for the entire weekend, talk to your school counselor or sponsor and ask them to select a replacement to attend in your place.

What do I do if I’m not sure I can attend?

Being selected as a HOBY ambassador is an opportunity reserved for only a few students each year. Each HOBY seminar takes hundreds of hours of planning, all by volunteers. In addition, your school or community organization has made a financial commitment to sponsor your attendance at the seminar. If you find that you cannot attend the seminar for any reason, please honor the commitment of these individuals by speaking with your counselor or sponsor as soon as possible to arrange for another student to replace you. If we don’t receive your completed pre-seminar materials by the stated deadline, we will ask your school to select another representative in your place to make sure every school has the chance to be represented at the seminar.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact our Director of Recruitment, Charise Kollar.

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