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.
There are now three categories of ORICL membership. Regular memberships are $100 per year. Sustaining Members contribute a minimum of $25 more than the otherwise applicable membership fee. Sponsor Memberships are available for $50 or more above regular memberships. Sustaining and Sponsor Memberships are intended to provide additional funds for purposes beyond ordinary operating costs; however, the Board, at its discretion, may use these funds in order to avoid an increase in ORICL membership fees. The additional donation above the regular membership amount is tax deductible.
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.
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