Frequently Asked Questions about Sessions

Q:  I haven’t registered for Sessions. Can I still go?
A: Yes! If you are planning to attend in person you should register by July 17. After July 17, your registration will need additional confirmation by the Registrar if you are requesting housing or child/youth programs. Walk-on registration is allowed this year, but we cannot guarantee housing availability. If you want to attend online you can register at any time.

Q: What is the COVID policy this year?
A: F/friends attending Sessions need to be up-to-date on vaccinations including any recommended boosters. We will not need you to submit documentation of your vaccines this year. No one who has had COVID within 10 days of Sessions will be able to attend.

High filtration masks will be required in the Fine Arts Center auditorium and Friends are invited to mask anywhere they would like.

Anyone with symptoms will need to mask and test daily, and anyone who tests positive will need to go home within 24 hours. Further details are available on the COVID policy page. 

Q:  I only want to go to one part of Sessions. Do I really need to register?
A: Yes! We need to know who will be on campus and who will be online so that we can make necessary arrangements. You also need to register to receive the Zoom links for online Sessions events. Sessions is a pay-as-led event so you can set the amount—even $0—you are led to support Sessions with.  

Q: I am registering to attend online. How will I get the links?
A: The links will come in a daily email from the Yearly Meeting. If you do not see your Yearly Meeting News please check your spam folder (in Gmail it may be in “Promotions”) and add [email protected] to your contact list. 

Q: I am registering to attend on campus. Can I get the links to join on-line?
A: Yes, All registrants on campus will get the Zoom links as part of their registration information on campus.

Q: Will Sessions be recorded?
A: The Bible Half Hour and Plenary Sessions will be recorded and posted to the Yearly Meeting website and on the Yearly Meeting YouTube channel.

Q: Will there be a list of Sessions attendees?
Yes, a list of Friends who attend on campus and opted to share their information will be available in the bookstore on Monday. The list of Friends who attend online and opted to share information will be sent to participants as well.

Q: I have a general concern or question about Reflection Groups.
Contact the Reflection Group Coordinator(s) at [email protected].

Q:  I am joining online. How can I turn on closed captions?
In your Zoom screen, you should see a button marked “CC” and labeled “Live Transcript.” Click on that button and then click “Enable.”

Q: I am attending online Sessions. Will I be able to participate in business meetings?
Yes! You may want to familiarize yourself with Zoom ahead of time so you know how to raise and lower your hand. If you want to refresh your understanding about gathering on Zoom you can check out these Zoom How-To's. More detailed information will appear in the Advance Documents.