Looking for an informal study group? Want extra attention from a faculty member so you can excel? Would you like to meet students who share similar interests? Are you simply searching for a support network to help you through your first year of college life?
Then consider your options:
RESIDENTIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
These communities comprise selected freshmen and a professors-in-residence who share academic interests and want to benefit socially and academically by living and learning together – whether it means participating in field trips or sharing meals. The 2012-13 communities will revolve around these themes:
- From Page to Stage
- World Cultures: Contemporary Life through the Lens of Anthropology
- Literature and Media
- A Nation of Rebels: Counterculture from America Beauty to Zen
- Psychology and Everyday Life
- Self and Society
NONRESIDENTIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
Students in Nonresidential Learning Communities take a minimum of two courses together, but may live in any freshman residence hall or off campus. These communities are a particularly excellent way for both residential and commuter students to participate in the intellectual community at Purchase College. One community is being offered in 2012-13:
- Environment, Society, and Transformation
FRESHMAN INTEREST GROUPS (FIGs)
Like our Learning Communities, FIGS are designed around a specific academic interest, but students are not required to live together on campus – and that makes this ideal for commuter students. FIGs are offered in almost every academic area. Based on a student’s academic interest, he or she will choose a FIG during summer advising and registration.