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Summer Logistics for IRIS Onsite Session

There are many things you need to know to be successful during the onsite session. 

This page was updated January 23, 2024.

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2024 Summer Onsite Session Dates:

Instructional Team (facilitators and mentors only):
June 20 - 29

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CORE and Induction Participants:
June 23 - 29

Campus Information

Campus information is your go-to place for all things campus related. Get prepared for the summer onsite session.


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All IRIS attendees will stay in North Hall in the Ridge Neighborhood Room assignments will be announced prior to the onsite session.

See an example of a 2-person suite linked here.

  • Residence Hall Information

    During the summer onsite session, you will be staying in the UNC residence halls. You will share a suite with another attendee from your program, however you will have your own private sleeping quarters with a lockable door.

    " " Visit the general Residence Hall webpage to learn about features, amenities, floor plan, frequently asked questions, and more.

    " " UNC Wash Alerts
    Laundry availability and alerts

    As an on campus resident of UNC, you will be expected to comply with UNC housing rules and regulations

    " " Service animals and emotional support animals are allowed in all residence halls.

    You must complete the procedures outlined by the Disability Resource Center if you will bring a service animal or an emotional support animal to the residential session.

    " " UNC's smoking, drug, and alcohol policies are strictly enforced. These policies, among others, are outline in the UNC Student Code of Conduct

  • What to Bring for the Onsite Session

    You will be making Greeley your home for the length of the onsite session. 

    " " Read below to see what's included in your suite, what to bring, and which items are prohibited.

    " "  Appliances

    In the residence hall...

    • TVs are not provided in the suites. TVs are in the lounge areas.
    • Table lighting is not provided in the suites. 
    • Alarm clocks are not provided. 
    • Needed ADA accommodations need to be requested through the IRIS Project.

    " "  Bed & Bathroom Linens

    In the residence hall...

    • One set of bed linens, a blanket, a pillow, a towel, and a washcloth will be provided. 
    • You may want to bring extra linens with you.
    • If you wish, you may wash these items during your stay. 

    " "  Consumables

    In the residence hall...

    • Toilet paper will be provided. 
    • You'll need to bring your own toiletries (shampoo, tissue, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial/bath soap, etc.).

    " "  Cookware & Place Setting

    In the residence hall...

    • There is a community kitchen with a shared stove, sink, refrigerator, and microwave.
    • There is no coffee maker.
    • Suites do not have minifridges or microwaves.
    • Place settings (i.e., plates, cups, bowls, silverware) are not provided.

    " "  Equipment & Accessories

    In the residence hall...

    • Bring your electronic devices (with video recording capabilities) and their charging cords.
    • Coda/hearing participants - if you have a headset/earbuds paired with your electronic device bring those too.

    " "  Hangers & Clothes Iron

    In the residence hall...

    • Hangers are not provided.
    • Clothes iron is not provided.

    " "  Laundry Soap

    In the residence hall...

    • Laundry facilities are located on campus and laundry is free.
    • Laundry soap is not provided.

    " "  Personal Items

    In the residence hall...

    • We highly recommend you bring a personal water bottle and coffee tumbler.
    • Bring personal items (i.e., pictures) to make yourself feel at home.
    • Bring medications.

    A variety of stores are available near UNC and across Greeley if you need to purchase items after you have arrived.

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    King Soopers

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    Big Lots


IRIS Project will provide breakfast and lunch during the onsite session, June 24-28. Please refer to the daily onsite schedule to see which meals are on your own.

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Several meals will be catered.
Notify IRIS Project of any dietary restrictions.


Your UNC ID card is your "key" to campus. 

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All new participants will obtain an ID card. Returning participants will need to bring their previously issued student ID.
New ID cards will be obtained in person for free. If you lose your card, there is a $15 replacement fee.

  • Using Your Card On Campus

    You will use your ID card to access many services across campus. You will use your card at:

    Residence Hall
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    Dining Services
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    Rec Center
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  • Using Your Card Off Campus

    You can use your ID card to access discounts across Greeley. Show your ID card!

    " " Show your UNC ID card and ride the Public Bus for free.


You are responsible for making and paying for your own travel arrangements. Attendees who complete the onsite orientation will be given a $550 travel allotment to help defray travel costs to and from Greeley, Colorado. The $550 allotment will be provided 6-8 weeks after being onsite.  

If you plan to drive...

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North Hall

2253 11th Ave

Greeley, CO 80631

If you plan to fly...

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Use Denver International Airport (DEN)
Landline provides transportation between Greeley and Denver International Airport.

Alternatively, you can rent a car from Turo, the airport, or request a ride from Uber/Lyft.

Many participants can get around town without their own car.

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Walkable community

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UNC Bike Rental
Free with UNC ID Card

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Public Bus
Free with UNC ID Card

Program Information

Program information is your go-to place for all things related to your training during the summer onsite session.


Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides accommodations for the UNC community. If you need academic or campus accommodations, you should notify IRIS to start the process as soon as possible. The DRC works collaboratively with all individuals to to determine and provide appropriate accommodations. 

Training Equipment & Supplies 

You will need access to equipment and supplies during the onsite summer session. Items to bring with you:

Laptop w/ Camera
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with charging cords

Course Materials
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All handouts will be provided onsite

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paper, pens, etc.

Language Policy

IRIS Project is an inclusive and rich environment of interactions and learning for all participants. IRIS upholds that the shared language of our space together is ASL. All onsite programming will be in ASL with no spoken English interpretation.

Dress Code, Fragrance-Free Environments

The IRIS Project recognizes that we are all working professionals. While onsite, the dress code is business casual.

IRIS's shared spaces are Fragrance-free environments during training sessions

IRIS recognizes that when in a shared space individuals may have sensitivity and/or allergic reactions to various fragrant products. Personal fragrant products (fragrances, colognes, lotions, powders and other similar products) that are perceptible to others should not be worn while we are in session.

  • During Training

    " " Business casual clothing is expected while you are in training.

    Examples typically include slacks or khakis, dress shirts or blouses, open-collar or polo shirts, dresses or skirts, and knit shirts or sweaters. Business casual does not include blue jeans or flip flops. We understand that this can vary slightly depending on style, preference, and gender presentation.

    When packing, you should consider: 

    Bring comfortable walking shoes.
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    You will be walking around campus.

    Dressing in layers.
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    Weather changes quickly and inside is air conditioned.

  • Outside of the Training

    Bring comfortable clothing for your free time. Bring exercise clothing or swimwear if you plan to use UNC's Recreation Center.

Survival Tips

This is an intensive program. You are in session all day interacting with peers and this might be the first in-person event you've attended for some time. You have left your home, job, and family/support people and this may be a challenging experience. The goal of the summer session is to provide you with the foundation you need to successfully complete this program. 

  • Drink Water (Often!)

    " "Altitude sickness is a very real thing. You will be living and training at a mile above sea level. No matter where you are from, keep yourself hydrated!

  • Grow Where You Are At

    " " You are here to learn – allow yourself to step out of your comfort zone, be open to learning new things, and continue to question and challenge yourself. You are here to grow as a person and professional. Comparing yourself to your colleagues is unproductive and often adds to your stress level.

  • You Get What You Give

    " " The more work you put into the program, the more you will get out of it.

  • Build Relationships

    " " Colleagues are your best support system. They understand what you are going through and can empathize. Colleagues can also provide alternate points of view and serve as additional information sources to the curriculum being taught.

  • Respect One Another

    " " Trust and sharing makes a great learning community. What happens in the training stays in the training.

  • Schedule Down Time

    " " This session is rigorous and can be stressful. Be sure to find time to relax, take a walk, exercise, and breathe deeply.


In addition to the program information above, see the day-to-day outline on the Schedule for IRIS Onsite Session page.


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