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Boot Camps, Winter 2020

General Information

 

Boot Camps are open to faculty at University Alliances member institutions.  Institutions may be a full member or an associate member.

 

There is no fee for the winter Boot Camps. However, your campus needs to cover your travel expenses (flight, ground transportation, hotel, meals, etc.).  Each person must pre-register, no onsite registrations will be accepted.

 

Dress is business casual for the entire event. Relax, learn, network, enjoy.

 

You may find weather information for Huntsville, TX.  

 

We suggest you get directions from the airport to your chosen hotel, and from your hotel to the University from a site such as MapQuest or Google Maps.  Please be aware there have been some street direction changes on campus that may not be reflected on Google Maps or MapQuest.  Please take note of the Directions and Parking subsections of this document.

 

Please arrive Monday, January 6, 2020 by 8:30 am Central Time to sign in and pick up your badge.  After a short welcome and orientation meeting at 9:00 am participants will go to their classrooms to begin their Boot Camps.

 

Classes on Monday, January 6, 2020 will end between 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Subsequent days may start and end at different times - your Boot Camp leader will advise on the first day of class.

 

There will be breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and lunch can be purchased on your own in local facilities off campus.

 

You will be advised of specific room locations for your Boot Camp during the orientation meeting the first morning.

 

Attendees will only receive a printed exercise booklet for their Boot Camp. A full set of the curriculum materials introduced in each Boot Camp are available for download in the Learning Hub Academic Edition.  Links are provided on the offerings page. You must be registered for Learning Hub Academic Edition to access the materials.  Learning Hub Academic Edition provides our faculty with on-demand access to slides, exercises, cases, desktop software downloads and license keys, curriculum support forums, curriculum maps and so on.

 

Contact sapnextgen@sap.com if you need any support for SAP Learning Hub Academic Edition.   

Sam Houston State University

 

Location:

Sam Houston State University

College of Business Administration

Smith Hutson Business Building

1821 Avenue I

Huntsville, TX 77341

 

Contacts:

Ross Quarles

Phone: 936-294-1846

Email: rquarles@shsu.edu

 

Fawzi Noman

Phone: 936-294-4879

Email: fnoman@shsu.edu

 

Directions:

For maps and directions to the campus please see: www.shsu.edu/map.  If you have been to this campus before, be aware that two of the main streets that serve the campus have now been changed to one-way traffic.  Bearkat Boulevard / 16th Street on the north side of the campus and Bobby K Marks Drive / Avenue H on the east side of the campus have been changed to one-way. 

 

Class Location:

Smith Hutson Business Building (see attached map)

 

Parking:

Participants who are staying at the University Hotel may park at the hotel for no additional cost.  You must provide the hotel with your license plate number at check in. Participants not staying on campus must park in the Parking Garage to the north of the Lowman Student Center (which is the closest parking structure to the Smith Hutson Business Building) in order to avoid being ticketed. Vehicles should not be parked in a designated handicapped, reserved, fire zone, reserved/hourly parking, the dean's slot, etc. Do not park in a reserved (numbered) parking space.  There will be a parking attendants on site on Monday and Wednesday and you will need to inform them that you are attending the 2020 SAP Winter Boot Camp.  (Please see attached map for garage location.)

 

Do not park on the streets with the diagonal parking space markings.  The City of Huntsville has turned these streets into paid parking for which you will be charged per hour and must use an app to pay or receive a ticket.  These parking spaces are not affiliated with the University.  There should be no reason that you will need to park on the street. 

 

Transportation & Lodging

 

Recommended Airports:

  •  Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

IAH is located on the north side of Houston, a straight 45 minute drive to Huntsville on Interstate 45.

  •  Houston Hobby Airport (HOU)

This is located on the south side of Houston and requires negotiating through downtown Houston to come north to Huntsville, a 90+ minute drive (depending on traffic).

 

Ground Transportation

There is no direct public transportation from either of the Houston airports to Huntsville.

 

Hotels:

SHSU University Hotel

1610 Bobby K. Marks Drive

Huntsville, Texas 77341

Phone: 936-291-2151 Toll Free: 866-747-8466

Two blocks from the Smith Hutson Business Building

Website: www.shsuhotel.org

 

This is the “conference” hotel, located on campus, with 60 rooms blocked off January 5 through January 9 with a SAP Boot Camp rate of $93.74 per night including tax. In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made by December 10, 2019. The hotel is a two-block easy walk to the Smith Hutson Business Building. The university hotel rate includes a continental breakfast for hotel guests. Below are the instructions for making online reservations for the hotel: 

 

1) Go to www.shsuhotel.org

2) Click on “Check Rates & Availability”

3) Select dates for arrival and departure

4) Before you click on "Check Availability - Click on “Click here for special rates”

5) Enter group code 0120SAP

6) Click “Check Availability”

7) Select room type and continue to put in your guest information (total price does not include tax). In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made by December 10, 2019.

 

 

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

136 Ravenwood Village Drive

Huntsville, Texas 77340

Phone: 936-294-7000

Located about 2 miles from campus

 

 

Hampton Inn and Suites Huntsville

120 Ravenwood Village Drive

Huntsville, Texas 77340

Phone: 936-439-5228

Located about 2 miles from campus

 

Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites Huntsville

128 South Interstate 45

Huntsville, Texas 77340

Phone: 936-295-4300

Located about 1.5 miles from campus 

 

Quality Suites Huntsville

631 Interstate 45 South

Huntsville, Texas 77340

Phone: 936-436-9600

Located about 2 miles from campus

 

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