Irish music and dance

Gaelic Roots®
A Music, Song and Dance
Summer School 

June 15-21, 2003

Student Registration Information

Please read the following before registering.
Links to the Student and Parent/Spouse registration forms are at the bottom of this page.


In order to secure enrollment in Gaelic Roots, payment must be received in full at time of registration.  Reservations and partial payments are not accepted for registration or for accommodations. Children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.  All registration forms must be received at Boston College by April 1, 2003.

Registration will close when 400 students are enrolled. (Due to the popularity of Gaelic Roots, in the last three years registration officially closed at the end of February).

To withdraw from Gaelic Roots and receive a refund (less a $100 processing fee), you must notify us by April 1, 2003.  Cancellations received between April 1 and June 1 will receive a 50% refund of student tuition fees and if staying on campus, a full housing fee refund.  No tuition refunds after June 1st.

We do keep a waiting list.  We will contact you in order of priority should there be any cancellations.

The cost of tuition for Gaelic Roots 2003 is $400.  Tuition includes:

A reduced fee of $360 is available for children 12 years and under.
Tuition includes: A special registration package for an accompanying Parent or Guardian is available for $165 (only one person may accompany a registered student).  The package includes: Saturday evening's Gaelic Roots Farewell Concert is not included in tuition or Parent/ Spouse registration package.  Tickets may be purchased for $30 each.  Because this event is opened to the public, it sells out very quickly.  Please get your tickets early!!


You may register over the internet by using our web site, or by printing out the registration form and mailing it in. You may also register by using the form in our 2002  Gaelic Roots brochure.  Registration is limited to 330 students, so please register as soon as possible. All registration forms must be received at Boston College by April 1, 2003.

Registration will close before May 1st, if 400 students are enrolled before that date.  In the last three years registration closed at the end of February.

When you register by e-mail; post or FAX, you should receive an acceptance letter confirming your enrollment.  If you do not receive a confirmation letter within 20 days, you should call our office at (617) 552-1772 to inquire about your application's status.


Transportation between Boston College and off-campus events will be provided for all registered students and adults who have purchased the parent/spouse package.  These buses are only for registered participants.


Limited accommodations will be available on campus for registered students and accompanying parent or guardian on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition fees do not include the cost of housing.

This year we do not have any single rooms available.  Those wishing to have a single room should check our Off-Campus Accommodations page.

Living in the dorms while attending Gaelic Roots is a convenient way to have easy access to all classes, evening programs, transportation to off-campus events and all other Gaelic Roots events.  It is also less expensive than staying in hotels and B&Bs in the high priced Boston market.  However, if you chose to stay in the dorms you should remember that these rooms are functional but they are not comparable to modern day hotels and do not have the conveniences you would find in a hotel.  If you do not think you can adjust to living in a dorm, please see our Off-Campus Accommodations page.

        Campus Housing rates per person:

Double occupancy 7 nights $260
Double occupancy 6 nights $225
Double occupancy 5 nights $185

All rooms are part of a 2- or 3-bedroom suite. All suites have a refrigerator, an eating and lounge area, and air conditioning.

Kitchen utensils are not provided.  You MAY wish to bring a blanket, coffee/tea maker, dishes, or utensils to make your stay more comfortable.  Linen service will be provided and laundry machines are available.

Other items that could make your stay more comfortable include: radio, alarm clock, personal pillow, blanket, etc.  For classes you should bring a small tape recorder (with extra batteries), manuscript paper & pencil, and extra strings or dance shoes "just in case".

Transportation and Directions to Boston College:

Boston College is easily accessible by public transportation. The campus is located at the last stop on the B-train of the green line. The Boston College Home page will give you directions.  When you register you will receive a confirmation letter and detailed directions to Boston College.

Boston College Campus:

Boston College is a hilly campus and most of the classrooms are on the upper level of the campus.  Dorms and the cafeteria are on the lower level of the campus. There is an elevator in the seven story-parking garage for students who do not wish to use the stairs to the upper campus.

Boston College Tower Logo

If you have any questions which are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact Séamus Connolly or BJ Daly Horell by e-mail or by calling 617-552-1772.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Instructors and Special Guests
Policies and Information about the Classes
Costs and Practical Information for Registrants
Schedule of Events 
Individual Ticket Order Form

Last updated 08/15/02
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