Event Details and FAQ

How should I prepare my students for a successful Festival experience?

Familiarize students with the featured Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Muhammad Yunus.

Have students research their “Adopted Laureate(s)”. They may demonstrate their learning in many ways. Click here for ideas.

Optional: Some schools have the students wear their school shirt or a similar shirt color to help locate students during the Festival

Arrival time
To honor our visiting Nobel Laureate, we ask that you allow ample time to arrive, set-up your display, and be seated by 9:30am. Late arrivals will be held in the hallway until an appropriate time. Late-arriving groups will be asked to leave display materials at registration table for set-up after the opening session. Thank you for your understanding.

The Nobel Peace Prize Festival will take place at Augsburg College in the gym located in Si Melby Hall, 715 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454.

Directions & bus driver instructions sheet (PDF)
Map (PDF)

Event Schedule  – Friday, March 8, 2013
*Tentative, subject to change
9:00 – 9:20am:  Student arrival and display set-up
9:30 – 10:05am:  Opening Session
Featuring student performances and remarks by Geir Lundestad, General Secretary Norwegian Nobel Institute, Andrew Slack, co-founder, Harry Potter Alliance, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus.
10:10 – 10:35am:  Tour Student Displays & Action Stations
10:40 – 11:05am:  Brown Bag Lunch followed by Student Performances Stations
11:10 – 11:25am:  Closing Session
11:25 – 11:35am:  Load buses

The Nobel Peace Prize Festival expects all schools/groups to provide the number of chaperones defined in your school policy. We ask that students remain in the gym for the duration of the Festival. Students will not be allowed outside of the gym or facility without a chaperone. Students must be accompanied to the restrooms by a chaperone.

Bag lunches
Schools may decide to have students bring their own lunches. Others may wish to provide for lunch at school after the Festival. Each group leader/teacher will be responsible for making sure that students place trash in waste containers provided before leaving the gymnasium for the day.

Special Needs
If you have any students or adults requiring accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible. The facility is accessible. The gym is located on the second floor, with elevators available for those who may need them.

Arriving in transportation other than Bus
For students or parents who will be taking other means of transportation than school bus, please park in Lot L on the Augsburg Campus, (Click here for Map). Overflow parking is available at the Fairview Red or Yellow Ramp (parking fees will apply) or at the University of Minnesota Public Ramps (parking fees will apply). As school is in session at Augsburg that day, please allow extra time to find parking. 

For more information contact: Erika at herrmane@augsburg.edu, 651.602.0668