Hotel check in from 3:00 p.m., Program Registration 4:00 p.m.
Program Registration. After you have your room assignment, at 4:00 p.m. come to the Road Scholar meeting room (location will be posted in the lobby) to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If your arrival is delayed, please ask for your envelope when you check in, attend orientation, and dine afterwards.
In the colorful Tick Tock Diner, located just off the hotel lobby. We’ll order from the menu; coffee, tea, water included. This 24-hour diner features classic American cooking. White and black checkered floors and shiny chrome columns enhance the all-American ambiance. Dinner at the Tick Tock is available and included even if you arrive late.
Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone with a warm welcome and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule and any changes, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. This is an active program that involves extensive walking and use of public transportation. In New York City, we will be utilizing the subway system that requires going up and down flights of stairs. Our Group Leader in New York will travel and remain with us in Philadelphia. Free time is reserved for your personal independent exploration. Please be aware that program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. We’ll take a walk in the hotel neighborhood. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholar, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.