Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Confratute?
Confratute is a combined CONFerence and an InstiTUTE with a lot of FRATernity in between. Confratute provides educators with practical, research-based strategies for engagement and enrichment learning for all students that meet the needs of gifted and talented students as well.
When is Confratute?
Confratute will take place at the UConn Storrs campus from July 14-18, 2024.
Will there be a virtual option this year?
This year we will not have a virtual Confratute. Instead, we are offering four one-day “Taste of Confratute” events throughout the year. Visit https://confratute.uconn.edu/taste-of-confratute/ for more information.
When does live Confratute start?
On-site registration and check-in begin in the afternoon on July 14.
When does live Confratute end?
Confratute ends on Thursday, July 18 at NOON.
How much does Confratute cost?
The cost for Confratute varies according to the package you choose. We offer an early-bird discount for registrations that arrive before June 1. The early bird resident rate is $1,890 for 2024. Commuter packages will be available. More information on pricing will be available on our website in early 2024.
How does the group discount work?
Discount prices for groups of five or more people attending from the same school or school district can be obtained by registering as a group online. Group registrations must be submitted together before June 1 for the discount to be applied and the group members to be housed together or in close proximity to one another.
What other costs might I need to be aware of besides registration?
There are separate costs for graduate credits, airport shuttles, books, and the fitness center. Specific information will be posted in our welcome packet.
Are there any scholarships available for Confratute?
Confratute does not offer any scholarships, but we have compiled a listing of recommended websites for Grants and Scholarships that may be appropriate for teachers.
REGISTRATION & CHECK IN
When is the registration deadline?
The deadline for Confratute registration is July 1, but your registration must arrive before June 1 to receive the early-bird discount. Space is limited and once capacity is reached, no additional registrations will be accepted.
What are the payment options?
Payment can be made by credit card or purchase order at the time of registration. Purchase orders must be received within 3 weeks of online registration to secure your spot.
What if I need to cancel my registration? Will I receive a refund?
Cancelations must be received by July 1 and a $50 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be processed if they are received after July 1.
Where will I be staying on campus?
Residents will be housed in University housing (dorms). Sheets and towels are provided.
Can I choose my roommate?
You may indicate your roommate preference in the registration system.
Are there any campus housing options for people with special needs?
We have a limited number of handicap-accessible rooms available in Charter Oak. Please let us know if you have a medical condition or disability that requires special housing considerations.
I would prefer to stay in the hotel on campus. Is that an option?
Participants may book their own accommodations. A discount code for Confratute participants will be available at the Graduate Hotel.