Question Mark: Freshman Studies

What is the lasting value of Freshman Studies to Lawrentians? Freshman Studies gives a variety of experiences to students, but is there one that you believe is particularly essential?

Freshman Studies is one of the most distinguishing features of a Lawrence education. It ties together Lawrentians across the generations, and gives us a common language throughout our four years on campus, regardless of which side of College Avenue we spend most of our time. Just last week while out to dinner with three other Lawrence graduates, there was a Faulknerian reference—and only one of the group was an English major. I love that we now cap the Lawrence education with the Senior Experience, an ideal bookend to the Freshman Studies foundation.

Written by Dave Blowers, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees