We are less than two months almost one month away from the International Congress on Medieval Studies! For those who will be attending, Dr. Porreca and I have put together some useful information and helpful hints.

Firstly, I’ll reiterate some essential information. We will be departing from Waterloo the morning of May 8th and will be returning the evening of the 12th. Registration is through Western Michigan University’s website. If you haven’t registered yet, you should do so as soon as possible. Online registration ends 15 days before the start of the Congress, but it’s recommended to register early (your room will be closer to the cafeteria/exhibits hall and rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis). For those who have not yet registered, ensure that you do not select residence for Sunday (if you already have done so by accident, it is possible to receive a refund). Most importantly, you NEED a passport in order to attend. Make sure you will have a valid passport in time for the Congress and don’t forget to bring it (and sign it!). Those who received a travel bursary in order to attend will need to save all receipts related to registration, lodging, food, and travel. Those who have already registered can obtain their receipt by logging in to the registration website and checking their order status.

Read on for more tips & pointers →