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Minority Serving Community Colleges:

Celebrating Student Success

November 14–15, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

Meeting Information


Tuesday, November 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please allow an additional 30 minutes to get through security in the morning.


Potomac Center Plaza Building
550 12th Street, SW
10th Floor Auditorium
Washington, D.C. 20024
Please note: This is NOT the main Department of Education building on Maryland Avenue, SW.


Participants are responsible for all costs to attend this meeting.

Transportation to the Meeting Facility

Taxicab: Participants are encouraged to take a taxi or Uber from the hotel to the Potomac Center Plaza Building.

Parking: Limited parking is located on the lower level of the Potomac Center Plaza Building. The daily rate is $17.00.

Metro: The Potomac Center Plaza Building is accessible by Metro from the following stations:

Smithsonian Station - Exit from the Blue and Orange Line on Independence Avenue. Proceed south on 12th Street, SW. (6-minute walk to Potmac Center Plaza Building)

L'Enfant Plaza Station - Exit from the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green Lines on D Street. Proceed West on D Street, SW and then South on 12th Street, SW. (6-minute walk to Potmac Center Plaza Building)

Please visit the Metro website at to access a map of the metro rail system.

Security Information

You will be subject to a metal detector screening at the ED offices. Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID—driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and state the purpose of the visit to gain access to the building.


Due to federal regulations, refreshments will not be provided.
Attendees are encouraged to obtain breakfast prior to the meeting. A small deli, Starbucks, and Potbelly (sandwiches) are located in close proximity to the building. In addition, there is a small snack counter in the building where attendees can purchase premade sandwiches and beverages for lunch and afternoon snacks.