Friends General Conference

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Additional Information On Gathering Fees

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Half-Gathering Option (Adults only)

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 2 and depart Wednesday July 5 OR
  • arrive Wednesday July 5 and depart Saturday July 8

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.

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Commuters

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 (the FGC camping option is considered "on campus"), 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 college 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.

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Part-Time 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  per diem 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.

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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.

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Transportation Fees

Read details about arranging transportation from the airport, train, or bus station.

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Cancellation Fees

Read the Gathering's cancellation policy.

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International Payments

All fees are listed and calculated in USA dollars. You can use an online currency converter to calculate costs in other currencies. Some banks have extra exchange fees for credit card charges, and some offer a better rate. Check with your credit card issuer to be sure.

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Additional Fees and Surcharges

  • Registrant-initiated changes to meal plans or housing after May 31: $15.
  • College fees for lost room keys and swipe access/meal cards, room damages, and lockouts will be charged to the registrant. Check this page in mid-March for detailed fee amounts.
  • Returned check fees will be charged to the registrant.

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