• Is there a registration fee?

Answer: No. The competition is sponsored by Union College and IEEE Region 1.


  • Where to stay? Will housing be provided?

Answer: Housing will not be provided. For housing options nearby, please check Where to stay .

*Please inquire with the following hotels in Schenectady about special Union College rates: DoubleTree by Hilton (or use code 0003328119), Hampton Inn by Hilton, Courtyard Marriott Mohawk Harbor and Homewood Suites by Hilton.


  • Where to eat?

Answer: Union College will provide lunch on Saturday. Most on-campus dining options accept credit card. For more dining out options please check:  Dining Out Options .


  • Will there be practice session?

Answer: The competition site will be available for practice sessions from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM on Friday.


  • Will transportation between the hotel and Union be provided?      

Answer: We would love to help students without cars to coordinate the transportation options with the campus safety services.


  • What is Union’s COVID Protocol?

Answer: Current (March, 24, 2022) COVID Protocol for visitors are:

  1. All visitors will need to supply evidence upon check-in of a completed COVID-19 vaccination series (at least 14 days beyond the last vaccine)or have a negative test result within 72 hours of visit.
  2. Masks will be optional.
  3. Visitors are not permitted in residence halls.

For most updated information please check (Visitors /On-Campus Events Section): COVID Protocol