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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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Arron Wolk The Oak Ridge Science Semester was an extremely positive and motivating experience for me. It gave me the opportunity to experience the scientific community first-hand. Not only did I work with incredibly knowledgeable and genuinely helpful people, but I was able to see what a career in science can really be like. I was given the opportunity to develop my own research project, a daunting but exciting proposition for an undergraduate. I was even able to present my work at a national conference. No other research experience has prepared me so completely for graduate work.

—Arron Wolk, 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.