Welcome to The Evergreen Forum. We are well into our second decade! Our program has grown dramatically over the past 13 years, from 40 participants the first semester to over 500 recently. We are an entirely volunteer organization sponsored by the Princeton Senior Resource Center and a member of the Roads Scholar Institute Network.
The Forum provides stimulating daytime study and discussion programs for adults and encourages active participation for those who enjoy learning for its own sake. Our course leaders are drawn from teachers and other professionals, devoted to their subject and wishing to share their enthusiasm. Most of the courses take place in the Suzanne Patterson Building or at Monument Hall. A few are off-site. Check the expanded course listing after December 17 for this information.
All current registrants will get a call after the lottery with their status. These calls begin in the afternoon of January 29 or January 30 and continue until all calls are made. Start checking your email for notification and class information, including your spam mail! Please do not call us until February 2 so we have time to make these calls.
Due to the popularity of The Evergreen Forum and our commitment to small discussion-based classes, we use a lottery system to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to take a class. All registrations submitted in any form between January 5 and January 28 will be considered equally.
1. Designate a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice on the registration form. Over-subscribed courses will continue to be done by lottery, so please list a second or third choice.
2. First choice classes that are oversubscribed will be placed in lottery. People who do not get their first choice will be placed in their second or third choice if there is space.
3. Designate if you want to take a second course. Second course slots will be filled by lottery after the first round of classes is assigned. You can only take a second course once everyone has been assigned to a first course.
4. Submit payment for only your FIRST choice class with registration. Any additional payments or credits will be made after class assignments have been set. The refund policy remains the same: you can receive a full refund if requested prior to processing your application or a refund (less a $10 processing fee) until the end of the first class session. There is no refund after that point.
Please note: if you pay online your card will be charged at the time of registration. If you do not get selected for a class, it may be 2-3 weeks before we process the refund. Paper registration and checks are processed once you are confirmed for a class.
The Evergreen Forum maintains a strong commitment to small, participatory classes. Please help us make this experiment successful.
FEES: $60 – Each course unless otherwise noted. Short courses (noted with *) are $40.
We are delighted to have been able to form a community of people who are interested in lifelong learning and look forward to seeing many of you in the upcoming semester.
-- The Evergreen Forum Steering Committee
-- Princeton Senior Resource Center