2020 Seminar Fees


  • 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 charged separately.
  • $390 per person
  • This fee covers seminar tuition only.  Meals are not included with this rate.

Daily Registration (New!)

  • $90 per person, per day
  • We know summer is a busy time for everyone. That's why we are introducing the Björklunden daily registration rate! Unless a seminar is fully booked, you can choose your days of attendance with just 24 hours advance notice. Class is in session 9am to 12 noon, followed by lunch.


  • 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.

Materials & Other Fees

  • 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.
  • Participants are responsible for acquiring any seminar texts and/or materials and for reading required class texts before the seminar begins.  Some seminars require a materials fee. The necessary information can be found within each online seminar description and will also be sent to participants two months before the start date of their seminar. 
  • Gratuities for student staff members are not included in any fees.  A tip box will be set out for participants to leave a gratuity in the form of cash or a check made out to CASH. Tips are split evenly among our staff of 10 students.  Participants often ask what is an appropriate tip amount--while we suggest anywhere between $50 and $120, participants are encouraged to leave a gratuity amount that they think accurately reflects the level of service they received.

Summer Savings!

Refer a friend discount: Participants who have attended Björklunden seminars in the past and who refer a new seminar participant are eligible to receive a discount of $100 if the new participant attends as a resident or $50 if the new participant attends as a commuter. Limit one discount per person. Please indicate on the registration form if this discount applies.

Viking Decade discount: Lawrence University alumni from the Viking Decade (2010–2020) are invited to attend the seminars at half price. Please indicate on the registration form if this discount applies.

Deposits, Terms, and Cancellation Policy


  • A deposit of $400/resident, $200/commuter or $300/houseguest per seminar is due upon registering via check or credit card. Please make checks payable to Lawrence University.  Registrations submitted without a deposit will not be processed. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Participants may also choose to pay in full upon registering. 
  • Participants who cancel their reservations more than 30 days in advance of their arrival date will receive a full refund.  Those canceling with less than 30 days’ notice will receive a refund of all but $150.
  • Occasionally, Björklunden must cancel a seminar due to low enrollment, instructor illness or other unforeseen circumstances.  If this occurs, we will notify participants as soon as possible.  Participants may either receive a full refund of any fees paid, transfer the registration to another seminar (based on availability), or donate the fees to Björklunden as a tax-deductible gift. Notification of cancellation will normally occur three weeks prior to the beginning of the seminar, if possible, but can occur last minute.  Björklunden is not responsible for losses incurred due to off-site lodging, travel, class materials or other arrangements.