We hope you'll join us for one (or more!) of our Björklunden seminars.  These classes are fondly referred to as "vacations with a purpose."  You'll learn and grow while experiencing the hominess of our lodge and the natural beauty of Lawrence's Door County campus.

The new 2023 seminar schedule will be posted in mid-January 2023.

If you have any registration questions or issues, please contact us at alumni@lawrence.edu.

Björklunden Seminar Options

As you will see, we provide a variety of ways for you to experience Björklunden: you may choose to attend a seminar as a resident, take a class as a commuter, or stay as the guest of a seminar participant at the lodge.  Each of these options is available for online registration, at the rates indicated below. Rates below are for 2022 seminars.

  • For weeks ending Friday afternoon: $950 per person, double occupancy; $1,230 per person, single occupancy.
  • For weeks ending Saturday morning: $1,055 per person, double occupancy; $1,440 per person, single occupancy.
  • This all-inclusive fee covers seminar tuition, lodging, and meals.
  • Participants who register for a double occupancy room but do not specify a roommate will be paired with a same-gender roommate if possible. If the guest rooms fill up before a roommate can be assigned, participants will be charged the single occupancy rate.
  • $475 per person.
  • This fee covers seminar tuition, Sunday dinner, and all lunches. Other meals are charged separately.
  • $390 per person.
  • This fee covers seminar tuition only.  Meals are not included with this rate.
  • For weeks ending Friday afternoon: $690 per person, double occupancy; $975 per person, single occupancy.
  • For weeks ending Saturday morning: $700 per person, double occupancy; $1,050 per person, single occupancy.
  • This fee covers lodging and meals only. First preference on housing is given to seminar participants.

Please note the following:

  • Seminar participants choose only one seminar for each week of attendance.
  • Class sizes are limited. Early registration will help ensure participants get into the seminar they prefer.  Once seminars have reached or are near capacity, they are no longer available for online registration.  You may call the lodge to find out if any spaces remain open. 
  • Registration is open to the general public – participants need not have a connection to Lawrence University in order to attend.
  • Seminar participants may either reside at the estate or commute from the area. Houseguests who reside at the estate but do not participate in seminars are also welcome though first preference on housing is given to seminar participants.
  • Participants may arrive for seminars after 4 p.m. on Sunday; seminars officially begin with dinner on Sunday evening. Instructors usually hold a “meet and greet” session with class participants after dinner on Sunday.  Please plan accordingly.
  • Classes typically meet on weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon, leaving the remaining time free. Instructors may offer optional afternoon or evening sessions and have the freedom to change the typical schedule if need be.
  • Public events are often held at Björklunden on any given seminar week, which participants may be able to attend.  Details about these events will be posted at the lodge and announced during Sunday dinner. Information about events will not be provided to seminar participants before arrival.
  • Participants are invited to sample local cuisine on Wednesday evening, our chef’s night off – dinner will not be served at the lodge Wednesday evening. Please plan accordingly.
  • Seminars end either Friday after lunch or Saturday after breakfast. Seminars ending on Saturday do not meet that morning.
  • Participants are responsible for acquiring any seminar texts and/or materials and some seminars require a materials fee. The necessary information can be found within each course description and will also be sent to participants two months before the start date of their seminar. Please note that some seminar instructors may assign coursework throughout the week.
  • Participants are responsible for bringing their own writing utensils, notebooks, folders, and any other items that will aid in taking notes and organizing class materials. Björklunden will not provide these items.
  • Björklunden may take photographs, videos, audiotape recordings, and other images and sound-based media during courses and events and may use such media for educational, promotional, advertising, and other purposes.