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Oak Ridge Science Semester

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Living Arrangements


Housing is provided in an apartment complex in Oak Ridge. Two students share a one-bedroom apartment and provide their own linens and kitchen utensils. The housing rent (approximately $2,200/semester) is paid by the ORSS in the form of a housing allowance.


Students are responsible for transportation to and from Oak Ridge and for all local travel to and from the laboratories. Because there is no local bus service, car pools are commonally used in commuting daily to and from ORNL.

Shuttle service from the Knoxville airport and bus service from downtown Knoxville to Oak Ridge are available.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for their food, books and other personal expenses (estimated at $1,500).

For additional information, please visit the Denison ORSS page.

Oak Ridge Science Semester

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Tomomi Sunayama The Oak Ridge Science Semester gave me a great opportunity for scientific research. The attraction of this program was not only the research, but also the interaction between researchers, and having them for the seminars- this gave me a sense of science as a whole. After the semester, I have been working with my mentor, and I am now doing my senior research with him and some other researchers. My research topic is Computational Physics, and I also had the opportunity to present my work at an international conference. So, I believe that this program is very beneficial for any students who are interested in science.

—Tomomi Sunayama, Oak Ridge Science Semester, Fall 2007

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The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) is a consortium of independent, liberal arts colleges in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado.