Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a commuter registration rate and may I commute to the workshop?

A: You certainly may commute to the workshop if you want to, but unfortunately we cannot offer a discounted rate for commuters. The fee Menucha charges us is based on a per-person rate for use of their facilities for classroom space, meals and  housing combined, so we cannot provide a lower commuter registration fee if you do not require housing or meals.

Q: What’s the deal with the meals?

A: Meals are served family style and there needs to be one volunteer server per table to assist with delivering hot dishes to the table, pouring drinks and busing dishes afterwards. The dining room flows best when just one person per table is moving around the room. We strongly urge each participant to volunteer as a server for at least one meal during the retreat. It’s fun and your table will appreciate you. Look for the sign-up board at Wright Hall to pick your time.

Q: How do I request housing in Creevey Commons?

A: Housing at Creevey Commons offers more privacy than at Wright Hall. Each of the 12 Cheevey rooms can house one, two or three people. The cost of a Cheevey room is $327 plus the registration fee. If one person reserves a Cheevey room, it costs $327 plus the registration fee. If two people reserve the room, each pays $163.50 plus the reservation fee. If three people reserve the room, each pays $109 plus the registration fee. If you reserve a Creevey room, you need to specify who will be your roommates in the registration form. See Tuition, Fees and Scholarships for complete housing options and costs.

Q: What are the ways I can save on costs?

A: Here are the ways you can save significant dollars. 1) Register before December 1st to receive the Early Bird rate, a discount of $100. 2) Take an upper bunk in Wright Hall and save $30. 3) Chop $10 off the registration fee if you are a PRS or ARS member.

Q: What is the policy if I have to cancel?

A: Cancellation policy: Cancellations received on or before February 14, 2019, will result in a full refund minus a $50 administration fee. No refund will be issued for cancellations received after February 14, 2019, even if a replacement is found. This is due to the difficulty of finding a replacement on short notice and placing participants in appropriate classes and accommodations.

Q: May I bring along a non-participating spouse or significant other?

Yes, a nice idea, but it depends. Menucha has such limited space that we must limit the number of non-participants. The non-participant would also be responsible for the meals and housing costs. Contact the registration coordinator, Susan Campbell, at prs@portlandrecordersociety.org to determine if your partner can be accommodated.

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