Registration Information

2015 Registration Form

The will be our 12th year of the Mandolin Symposium with Mike Marshall and David Grisman and once again we will be returning to the beautiful University of California campus in Santa Cruz, California. Registration costs are figured for most students including all housing costs in University Student Apartments. This Fee includes all classes, concerts and evening events hosted by us. Housing Costs are separate from Symposium Fees. There are a limited number of Commuter spots available for a reduced fee so please check our Registration page.

Please note: Checkin begins on Monday morning this year.
Classes begin at 2PM on Monday!

Symposium Housing is in the University of Santa Cruz student apartments and residence halls. The apartments are multiple bedrooms apartments with a living room and kitchen. However, the stoves are disabled during the summer months. residence Halls have a bedroom with shared bathrooms on each floor. There is enough housing at the campus for most of us to each have our own bedrooms in shared apartments (Single Occupancy). When the singles are full, we will still have double occupancy available.

More information on the various housing options available this year can be found on our Housing Accommodations page.

Residence Hall: $905 (Fees and Housing,based upon Dbl Occupancy)
Shared Apartments - Shared Bedroom: $1065 (Fees and Housing)
Shared Apartments - Single Bedroom: $1130 (Fees and Housing)
Off Campus: $750 (This option includes parking and lunches only.)
Chaperone (housing only rate) $665

A Deposit of $500 is required with your registration. Chaperones must register with students under 18 years of age. Your deposit may be refunded, less the application fee ($50), prior to May 1, 2015. The balance is due by May 1, 2015. We will continue to accept registrations after that date until classes are full.

There are a limited number of discounted rates for those that will be staying off campus. This year's Off Campus rate is $750 which includes lunches only and all other group activities, including any evening socials or concerts that we will be hosting during the week.

All students under the age of 18 years of age staying On Campus need to be accompanied by a Chaperone per UCSC rules. You must register your chaperone at the same time as you register. Sorry but there can be NO exceptions.

Only Chaperones or Immediate Family members (with permission) may accompany a student to the Mandolin Symposium. Students pay Symposium Registration and Housing costs, and Chaperone or Family members will pay the Chaperone or Family members Housing rates only. (Class space is limited and only registered students may attend class.) Housing costs will be based upon occupancy requests. Chaperones must be same sex in order to share a bedroom on the University Campus. Contact Stephen by email or call 360-385-6836 to explore your housing options.

Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards. We do use Pay-Pal. You can send your PayPal deposit in to

Please fill out the registration form and mail it, along with either a check in the amount of $500 made out to the Mandolin Symposium or a note saying that you paid with PayPal, to:

Mandolin Symposium
PO Box 1616
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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