ORICL has three terms a year, Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer, in that order. The Fall membership is $100.00 and covers all three terms. The Winter/Spring membership is $80.00 and covers the Winter/Spring and Summer terms. The Summer membership is $45.00. Field trips, and courses requiring labs, entail additional fees.
During early registration, members are entitled to choose up to five courses and five field trips each term. If a course or trip is oversubscribed, a random selection will determine who is admitted. After the initial registration process is completed, members may sign up for additional classes and trips on a space available basis. Waiting lists are maintained for possible openings in oversubscribed courses.
Out-of-town guests may be class visitors for one session on a space-available basis. Call the office for availability, as seating space is sometimes limited. For trip participation, however, one must be an ORICL member.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning is sponsored by Roane State Community College. ORICL is administered by a board elected by the members. Roane State provides classrooms, an office, and administrative support.