How much does the conference cost?
Registration is $25. The only other expense is travel; contact your department for aid. If your local department is unable to cover all travel costs, please contact us. Travel grants are available.
Do I need to book my travel before registering?
No, but you should have an estimate of the cost. If you intend to fly please read the information on flying on our travel page and email us before booking a flight.
Must I be a physics major?
No, you do not need to be a declared physics major. You are encouraged to apply if you are considering being a physics major. If you haven’t declared a major yet, enter “undeclared” on the registration form. However, this conference is often oversubscribed. Priority will be given to applicants who (i) are undergraduate physics majors, (ii) have never attended an APS CUWiP, and (iii) are applying to attend the conference that is geographically closest to their expected location in January 2016.
I am a student at The Ohio State University. Do I need to apply and register?
Yes, all attendees must go through the same application and registration process.
If I attended last year, can I come again?
Yes. However, if we receive more applications than we can accommodate, preference will be given to students who haven’t attended previously.
Can I come late? Can I leave early? Can I skip things that I’m not interested in?
Because your conference expenses have been paid for you and your travel costs are reimbursable, it is expected that you will attend all of the official events as scheduled. If you have special circumstances, please contact us to discuss them.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
There is a section for this on the registration form. If you believe your dietary needs are unusual, please contact us and we will work to accommodate you.
Where do I park?
You may park at the hotel during the conference.
How can I get to and from the airport?
We will help you with travel between the airport and Physics Research Building and Hotel. If you plan to fly, please contact us before making your reservation.
What do I wear?
Wear warm clothing in layers. Winter in Columbus can be quite cold, but the buildings are usually well heated. Business casual is a typical dress code for physics conferences, and presenters often dress slightly fancier.