The Sophomore Scholars in Residence (SSIR) program provides sophomores the opportunity to immerse themselves in an academic topic during a year in which they live, study, and travel together.
Learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom. SSIR takes the traditional coursework, reading, and research in class and adds experiential opportunities outside of class to further enhance learning.
During the fall semester, students conduct research that serves as the foundation for the capstone project they will create and present to the campus community at the end of the spring semester. Students have a number of outside-the-classroom experiences such as traveling together as a community, attending lectures and seminars, participating in service, meeting with leaders and experts in an area, and interacting with alumni.