Attendee Information

Nobel Conference 48


Badges are being used this year instead of tickets. The bar code on your badge contains all purchase information about your order. This badge will be scanned each day when you enter the conference, the buffet lunch, and the banquet. You will receive a lanyard on which to hook the badge when you arrive at the conference. You will also receive a hand stamp for re-entry into the arena.

Those who have purchased “Reserved” seats will be allowed into the Lund Arena and guided to the reserved section in the front.

Those who have purchased “General Admission” seats may be seated in Lund Arena on the back half of the floor or in the balcony area. Seating is limited to arena capacity. When capacity is reached, the General Admission holders will be referred to the “Overflow” area. Please arrive early for best seating.

Those who have purchased “Overflow” seats will be seated in Lund Forum to view the conference on a large screen. Lund Arena may be open to “Overflow” guests as space becomes available.

Further Ticketing Information

Questions regarding tickets are handled at the information desk in Lund Center, located in the lobby directly outside of Lund Arena. To replace a lost ticket, please visit the information desk. Note that there are no ticket refunds; however, tickets are transferable.


During the conference, one-way traffic will flow in a counterclockwise direction on Campus Drive, circling the campus. Parking assistants will direct traffic to the nearest open parking areas. Parking spaces nearest Lund Center will be filled first. Many guests will attend the Nobel Conference, so please allow ample time for driving, traffic, parking, and walking to Lund Center.

Limited accessible parking for people with special needs will be available near Lund Center. Vehicles will be allowed to drive close to Lund Center for drop-off or pick-up only.

Valet Parking at Nobel Conference

Valet parking at a cost of $10 per car will be available thanks to students supporting Habitat for Humanity. Follow campus signs to the Three Flags site for registration.

Special Needs Assistance

To ensure the best accommodations for special needs, please make arrangements prior to the conference. For further questions, please call 507-933-7520.

A limited supply of hearing assistance units will be available during the conference on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open-captioning services will be offered for the conference. Open-captioning is a text display of words spoken during the lecture for people with hearing disabilities, who may also use assistive listening devices, hearing aids, cochlear implants, sign language, and lip reading.

Wheelchair seating will be available on the main floor of Lund Arena.

Meal Options

The Three Crowns Salad and Sandwich Buffet. This hearty luncheon buffet replaces the bag lunch option of previous years and will be served in the Lund Center Forum on Tuesday and Wednesday, at a cost of $12.50 per ticket. Pre-ordering buffet tickets is required. If you haven’t already ordered the luncheon buffet(s), please do so at your earliest convenience. Additional tickets may be ordered at

The Courtyard Café, located on the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center, will be open during the conference. Similar to a small coffee shop, the Courtyard Café serves breakfast snacks as well as flavored coffees.

A concession trailer will be located in the Johns Family Courtyard supplying soft drinks, coffee, and snacks. A list of area restaurants can be found on the Gustavus website at Please be aware that most local restaurants are not within walking distance from campus.

Lodging Options

A list of area hotels can be found on the Gustavus Website at Please make reservations as soon as possible.


Please make sure that cellular phones and pagers are turned off or muted during conference lectures.

Other Information

For emergency assistance, please contact Campus Safety; dial 8888 from any campus phone or 507-933-8888 from off-campus.

The telephone at the Registration Desk is 507-933-7981, or ext. 7981.

Pay phones can be found in Lund Center, across from the red information desk, and in the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center, across from the Information Center.

The white telephones on campus can be used for local calls and/or calls made with a pre-paid card. Dial 9 to reach an outside line.

Restrooms are located on both levels of Lund Center and Jackson Campus Center.

The Post Office, Printing Services, Courtyard Café, Book Mark, Information Center, and Hillstrom Museum of Art are all located on the lower level of the Jackson Campus Center.

For more information, please visit, call the Nobel Conference Hotline at 507-933-7520, or e-mail