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- Half-Gathering Option
- Part-Time Registrants
- Payments and Deposits
- Shuttle Fees
- Cancellation Fees
- Additional Fees and Surcharges
Adult Friends may choose to register for half of the Gathering and choose on-campus housing, or they may commute. There are two half-Gathering options:
- arrive Sunday July 5 and depart Wednesday July 8 OR
- arrive Wednesday July 8 and depart Saturday July 11
Warning: Friends arriving or departing mid week will need to travel by personal vehicle. There are no mid-week FGC shuttles, nor is public transportation available.
Friends choosing the first half may arrive early (extra fees apply).
Half-Gathering meal plans include Sunday dinner thorugh Wednesday lunch OR Wednesday supper through Saturday breakfast. The meal plans which feature "cooperatively cooked dinner" are not available to half-Gathering registrants.
Housing: Singles and shared rooms are both available. However, because of the small number of people registered for half a Gathering, if you sign up for a double room and we are unable to find you a roommate, we will change your housing to a single and change your price accordingly. Doubles are only guaranteed for those who register with a roommate for the same half-Gathering. Cluster preferences will be accommodated on a space available basis after housing full-time registrants. We will not house a half-Gathering registrant with a full-Gathering registrant.
Workshops: Choose a workshop open to half-Gathering or part-time registrants.
Shuttles: FGC is not providing mid-week airport or train shuttles.
Friends may choose to make their own off-site housing arrangements for the Gathering. All of these Friends are considered commuters, whether they are camping in a private campground (there is an FGC camping field which is considered "on campus" even though it is two miles away), staying at a hotel, or commuting from home. They may register for the full Gathering, for a half-Gathering, or as part-time registrants on a per day basis.
Commuters' "housing" fee: Commuters who register for the full or half-Gathering must choose the "Commuter" housing plan (housing fees include University fees which is why there is a housing charge for commuters).
Commuters' meal-plan options: Commuters who register for the full or half-Gathering may choose a meal plan, or choose "no meal plan." The cooperative cooking options are available to full-time commuters/campers, but not to half-Gathering registrants.
Part-time registrants choose to regiser for one to five days of the Gathering. Some part-time registrants may prefer the half-Gathering option. The $90 per day part-time registration fee includes neither on-site housing nor meals. Return here in mid March to find out which meals are available on campus on a cash basis. When they register, part-time registrants may choose one of the workshops open to part-time registrants.
Payments and Deposits
Deposits: The minimum deposit is the Program Fee(s) for your party, due when you register. However, if you are applying for financial aid from your meeting or from FGC, a deposit is due after you learn of aid granted. Deposits and other payments may be made by credit/debit card, electronic check, or paper check. FGC pays twice the fees for reward cards. Whenever possible, avoid Visa Signature Preferred and Mastercard World Cards.
Canadian Payments: Payments made in Canadian dollars will be credited with the prevailing exchange rate at our financial institution on the day of deposit.
Train and Airport Transportation Fees
Read the Gathering's cancellation policy.
Additional Fees and Surcharges
- Registrant-initiated changes to meal plans or housing after May 31: $15.
- University fees for lost room keys and swipe access/meal cards, room damages, and lockouts will be charged to the registrant.
- Returned check fees will be charged to the registrant.