Dear IPR Students,
Well…it’s finally official! We know that the rumors have been flying, but now we are ready to announce that IPR is moving (but not far). We just received word from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) that they have approved our recent application for a change of location and we are on the move! IPR will relocate deeper into the heart of downtown Minneapolis, right on the most well know and musically historic street in the city. We will be settling in at 300 North 1st Avenue.
We will remain in our current building through the end of spring quarter 2012 and open our doors at the new facility prior to the scheduled start of Early Fall 2012 quarter (Monday, July 30th). This means, while you are all back home for the summer or traveling to other cities and countries, we will be diligently getting ready for your return.
We have specifically chosen summer break to make our move so the transition will impact our students in the least bit possible. IPR will be closed to students and guests for a brief period during this time. However, we will keep you posted via your student email and social networking for the date and time of reopening. We are planning an open house, just for current students to come in and explore the facility first, so watch out for a date and time.
Check out the map below to get a better sense of where we’re headed. You’ll notice on the map that we really aren’t moving far, just about .3 miles (about three blocks) from our current location. We’ll still be right on the Metro Transit Light Rail path, however, the new stop that you’ll be looking for will be at the corner of 1st Avenue and 5th Street. We will also be just a few doors down from the Fine Line Music Café. Parking won’t change much, especially for those of you that are currently parking in the Union Plaza and Super Saver lots located just across the street and down a slight hill. This will still be a perfect place to park and walk over to 1st Avenue. We’ll also be sending updated parking information prior to the move so that you are fully prepared for where to park when you come to visit for the first time.
If you have questions or concerns regarding our highly anticipated move please free to stop by the Student Services Department anytime and we will do our best to answer your questions.
Rest assured there will be much more information to come in the near future. Keep an eye on the IPR Facebook page and blogs in coming months for news and pictures providing a sneak peek into the construction progress.