Refund and Cancellation Policy (updated January 25, 2018)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does the registration fee cover?
A: The 2018 registration fee covers event meals and materials. It does NOT cover the cost of travel or accommodations. We have reserved a room block at the Washington Marriott Georgetown for $179/night which can be reserved through this link.
Q: Can I bring more people from my school with me?
A: Yes and no. We budget two spaces per school and strongly encourage each school to send their incoming and outgoing student body presidents. Part of our goal is to help facilitate that transition of student leadership and capture as much institutional memory as possible. That said, it is common for incoming presidents to bring their vice president if their outgoing student body president cannot join. If you wish to bring others, please contact email@example.com, as we are aware that unique circumstances exist, such as co-presidencies or fall election cycles, in which case we allow multiple presidential candidates to attend.
Q: What if I cannot afford to come?
A: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! It is critical to our mission that this opportunity is available to all students, regardless of financial ability. We typically have a limited number of travel scholarships that will help defray the cost to travel to DC, and in some cases we are able to waive or reduce the registration fee. Students have traditionally been able to fund their participation through their student government budgets or by finding a university office to sponsor their participation.
Q: What if my successor hasn’t been elected yet?
A: We encourage you to register for two spots as early as possible. This helps us with planning and ensures there will be space for your college to be represented (space is limited). When you register, simply leave attendee information blank and write us a note when prompted about who we should contact and on what date so we can collect that information.
Q: Can I miss a day of programming or come later to PLS?
A: While we encourage all participants to attend all three days of programming, we realize that some will not be able to. In this instance, you should prioritize the last two days of Summit, as they are the largest opportunities you have to meet with your peers and national policy makers during your time in DC. Be sure to communicate with us about any related issues or concerns.
Q: When should I arrive and leave?
A: The opening plenary session will begin at 2 PM on Saturday, June 9, with registration open at 11 AM that day. The Summit officially ends at 2 PM on Monday, June 11 though some institutions leave extra time that day for sightseeing.
Q: Has any former Student Body Presidents from my university attended PLS in previous years?
A: We've had 229 universities and colleges represented at PLS. If you want to find out if a Student Body President attended the annual event in the past, please refer to this page.