2016 Summer Teacher Institute

Western State Colorado University is pleased to host the Summer Teacher Institute, June 6-18, 2016.

The 2016 Summer Teacher Institute begins on Monday, June 6, 2016.

See the links below for more information regarding the Summer Teachers Institute. 

Housing check-in will take place at the Pinnacles (changed from Chipeta Hall) on Sunday, June 5th and Sunday, June 12th from 4 pm-6 pm. If you miss the assigned check-in time, please call Conference Services at 970.901.0795 (note new number).

Classroom Assignment

The classrooms have been assigned.  I have attached the list of classes with building and room number.  I also attached map.  For your convenience, classrooms will be clearly marked.

Checking – In and T-Shirts

Checking in is only required if you signed up for housing.  If you are not signed up for housing, you go straight to your classroom.  In the Extended Studies Office located on the 3rd Floor of Taylor, we have a free Summer Teacher Institute shirt for you.  Please stop by and pick one up.


We still have some on-campus housing available.  I have attached a housing form for completion. Deadline for housing reservations in Friday, June 3rd at noon.  If you have already made your housing reservation, Conference Services will be available at the Pinnacles Front Desk from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Sunday, June 5 and Sunday, June 12 to check you into your room. If you arrive outside of that time, please call Conference Services to get checked in: 970.901.075 - please note new number! 

Google Classes

If you are signed up for either Google class, please remember to be at the classroom at 7:15am on the first day of class to obtain student ID, password, etc.

iPads in the Classroom

If you are signed up for iPads in the Classroom, please note that this class will take place at the Gunnison Community School in the school library. The Gunnison Community School is  located at 1099 N. 11th Street. Enter through the main entrance.

DIY Printmaking and Silk Painting and Dying

If you are signed up for either one of these two Week 2 art classes, please note that this class will take place at the Gunnison Community School in the instructor’s classroom.  The Gunnison Community School is  located at 1099 N. 11th Street. Enter through the main entrance. Signs will direct you to the classroom.

Field House and Pool

The Field House and Pool will be available for you to use during your time at the Summer Teacher Institute.  Hours are below and are attached on flyer. You will  need to sign a waiver on their first time in and simply check in with our front desk staff each time you workout. Listed below are all of the MFH amenities:

•             Batting/golf cage
•             Climbing wall (43.5 feet tall) with bouldering, belaying and lead climbing
•             Free equipment rentals (basketballs, volleyballs, climb shoes and harnesses, etc.)
•             Three field house courts (these can be used for basketball, volleyball, pickle-ball, etc.)
•             Fitness center (cardio and strength training machines and free weights)
•             FREE group fitness classes
•             NCAA Indoor track (200 meters)
Mountaineer Field House: Monday-Friday 6:00am-7:00pm. Saturday and Sunday: Noon-4:00pm.
Western Pool Lap Swim: Monday-Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm
Recreational Hikes and Zumba
For those that need to get outside after class, we still have spots available for the guided Bambi hike during week one and the guided Dillon Pinnacles hike during week two.  Each hike is $10.  If you are interested in either of these hikes remember to bring gear.  If you need a detailed list of gear to bring let me know.
Zumba Gold is offered in Taylor Hall room 117 on Tuesday, June 7th at 6pm and Wednesday, June 8th at 12pm.
Classroom Material/Field Trips

Please review the Textbook/Material/Field Trip list of your class for any materials you may need to bring. 

Free Lunch – Wednesday from noon to 1pm

Have lunch with us each Wednesday from noon to 1pm in the University Center South Ballroom hosting by Western’s Advancement team.  


Payment for classes, materials, and housing need to be made in advance.  Payment by credit card can be phoned into the Cashier’s office at 970.943.3003.  They are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.  If you need your balance, feel free to call me. 

For questions regarding the 2016 Summer Teacher Institute, please contact Extended Studies at 970.943.2885.  Registration and housing reservations form may be faxed to 970.943.7068, emailed to extendedstudies@western.edu, or mailed to
Western State Colorado University
Extended Studies
600 N. Adams Street 
Gunnison, CO 81231