Program of Freshman Seminars


  • Director

    Elizabeth L. Colagiuri

  • Executive Committee

    • Mitchell Duneier
    • Joshua T. Katz
    • Howard A. Stone
    • Shirley M. Tilghman

Program Information

In 2019-20, the Program of Freshman Seminars in the Residential Colleges will offer approximately 70 seminars on a wide variety of special topics. The seminars are designed to introduce first-year students to the excitement and challenge of working in a small, discussion-oriented setting with a faculty member and fellow students on a topic of special interest. While freshman seminars are not required, they count as regular courses and may fulfill distribution requirements.

The seminars are open to all first-year students, but enrollment is limited to 12 to 15 per seminar. A full roster of seminars to be offered in a given year will be available on the program website in July.

The application process, which is described on the program website, typically begins in July.