2024 International SeaPerch Challenge

We are thrilled to welcome you back to the University of Maryland, College Park, on May 31 - June 1, 2024!

2024 International SeaPerch Challenge

Event Schedule

All times in Eastern Daylight Time.

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All times in Eastern Daylight Time.

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Volunteer Information

Many hands will be needed to orchestrate such a large event. There are several ways to help:
DAY BEFORE and/or DAYS OF THE EVENT
May 30, 31, June 1, 2024
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland


General event volunteers are needed to help things run smoothly onsite. We will need help with set-up, break-down, registration, poolside scoring, crowd control, photography, and score running.

Youth Protection Policy available here.

Liability Wavier available here.

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Spectator Information

Classmates, teachers, mentors, advisors, parents, siblings, and friends may register as spectators for the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge.  Spectators may choose from these options:

  • $10 Ticket Only Option: Includes access to team village, pool competition viewing areas, and presentation rooms. (Also available for purchase onsite at the event)
  • $0 Spectator (under 13) Ticket Only Option – Tickets are free for spectators under age 13.  Includes access to team village, pool competition viewing areas, and presentation rooms. (Also available for purchase onsite at the event)
  • $30 Ticket + Lunch Option: Includes access to team village, pool competition viewing areas, and presentation rooms plus lunch on Saturday in the University of Maryland dining hall. (Deadline: April 26, 2024(Must be purchased in advance)
  • $20 Spectator (under 13) Ticket + Lunch Option:(for children under the age of 13 ONLY) Includes access to team village, pool competition viewing areas, and presentation rooms plus lunch on Saturday in the University of Maryland dining hall. (Deadline: April 26, 2024(Must be purchased in advance)

Travel, Hotels, Dorm Housing, Parking, Bus Parking, and Cancellation Information

Traveling to and Staying at the Challenge

For additional information related to travelling to the University of Maryland, please visit University of Maryland’s webpage.

 

Travel Map

  • LOCAL AIRPORTS:
  • BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): 30mi
  • Reagan National Airport (DCA): 16mi
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 35mi

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

  • Metrorail from Washington, DC
  • MARC from Baltimore
  • Amtrak to Washington, DC or New Carrolton, MD

 

HOTEL INFO:

The Hotel at University of Maryland

7777 Baltimore Ave

College Park, MD 20740

 

Booking Cut-off Date: May 1, 2024

 

Booking Link:  https://reservations.travelclick.com/107316?groupID=4277078

Book by Phone: 301-277-7777, Ext. 7101 – Group – 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge

 

Cancellation: 24 hours prior to check-in to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax

 

Rates:

  • King Bed – Single – $179.00 + tax/fees
  • Queen/Queen Bed – Single/Double – $179.00 + tax/fees
  • Queen/Queen Bed – Triple Occupancy – $189.00 + tax/fees
  • Queen/Queen Bed – Quad Occupancy – $199.00 + tax/fees

Amenities: Complimentary WiFi

Parking: $12.00/night

 

DORM HOUSING:

The University of Maryland will be offering dorm housing with meals during the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge.  Pricing shown on dorm registration page.

  • • Select from LaPlata Hall or Pyon-Chen Hall
  • • Choose Single or Double occupancy
  • • Select Package
          •       • Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2
  •       • Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1
    •       • Friday, May 31 – Saturday, June 1
  • • Add Parking, if needed
  • • Submit Room Roster
  • All campus reservations must be finalized by 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

 

*Cancellations allowed until May 9, 2024 (minus $40 reservation fee)

 

Dorm housing is handled by the University of Maryland. For all housing questions, please contact registrationservices@umd.edu.

 

Parking at the Challenge

Parking at the University of Maryland will be very limited during the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge due to other events going on at the same time.

  • • Parking on Friday, May 31, will ONLY be available via pre-purchased permit ($20 per vehicle) and permits will be valid in select parking areas. Purchase Friday parking pass here.
  • • Parking on Saturday, June 1, will be complimentary, but will be restricted to select parking areas.
  • • Parking in any other areas will result in large fines and/or vehicle towing at the driver’s expense.  RoboNation assumes no responsibility for parking tickets and/or towing.
  • • Parking instructions will be sent via email prior to the competition.

 

BUSES – If your team will be parking a bus on campus at the University of Maryland, please contact Cheri Koch at ckoch@robonation.org to make special parking arrangements no later than May 24th. 

See the University of Maryland Parking Map HERE to see the location of each of the lots listed above.

UMD Parking regulations

Cancellation Policy for Registration Fees


To cancel a registration for the 2024 International SeaPerch Challenge, teams must visit the SeaPerch Cancellation Policy page and complete the Cancellation Form. Cancellation requests not submitted using this form will not be accepted.
• Full teams who cancel will receive their full refund less the ROV registration fee ($250).
• Individuals who cancel will receive their refund less 10%.
• No refunds after April 26, 2024.
Refunds will be processed within 1-2 weeks after receipt of the cancellation form and will be based on the original payment method (payments received by check/wire transfer will be processed as wire
transfer refunds; payments by credit card will be credited to the original credit card charged)

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