Yestermorrow Course Registrations in Light of COVID-19

April 2, 2020
By Rachel Wylie, Student Services Coordinator


Updated 5/20/2020

State of Vermont Lodging Restrictions

Yestermorrow is following all guidelines from the State of Vermont as we consider how we move forward with offering our in-person classes. We are basing our decision making on the most up to date guidelines for lodging facilities resuming operations.  As of May 22nd, 2020 the guidelines state that lodging facilities may only take reservations from in-state Vermonter's that agree to self-quarantine in the state of Vermont for 2 weeks prior. Visit this website or e-mail [email protected] for the most up to date information on our in-person classes.

Course Registrations

We’ve received a lot of questions about course cancellations and whether it makes sense to register for a class given the new reality we’re living in. It seems pertinent to share the answers to these questions as well as offer insight into why your continued interest in our classes is so vital for our organizations.

During normal times, we look at course enrollment 3 weeks before the start of a class. If we don't have a minimum number of people signed up to cover costs we cancel the class. Signing up at least a month before helps ensure that the class you’re interested in will run! Now we’re in a new world where cancellation calls aren’t just determined by student enrollment, but also by a global pandemic. As the timeline of this new reality makes itself known, there will likely be more course cancellations. 

If we have to cancel a class that you’re registered for due to COVID we will waive all cancelation fees and you will get a full refund. In case of a cancelation you also have the option to reallocate payments as a credit on your account to be used towards a future class. Doing this helps us as it is essentially an investment in Yestermorrow’s future (and yours!). 

Our Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 course catalog will be published online - all newly scheduled classes are reflected on our website. Take a look at our current course offerings - many are offered online to keep you engaged in the coming months. Any course that is listed on our website is open for registration. If a class catches your eye and fits your schedule, let us know you’re interested by registering with the 20% deposit! Doing so gives you something to look forward to, and also gives Yestermorrow a bit of certainty as we plan for our future. 

We encourage you to register for a class, buy a gift certificate, or share this message with the makers, creators, dreamers, and DIYers in your life. Stay safe, stay healthy, and remember to think with your hands!