Sophomore College is an immersive 3-week residential program that cultivates academic and social connections to develop rich intellectual communities. Students focus on a single class and meet daily in seminar-sized (10-15) classes with Stanford faculty for lecture and discussion, to work in labs, participate in community-based learning, go on fieldtrips, and engage in a range of other activities that facilitate in-depth mentoring relationships. About 200 Sophomores participate in SoCo which typically offers 18-20 classes, some including extended travel off-campus. Learn More at SoCo for Admitted Students…
Due to COVID-19, it is not possible for Stanford to sponsor undergraduate travel this summer, and the Provost's message of 2 April 2020 further signaled that all undergraduate summer programs must transition to virtual opportunities. In Sophomore College, residential living and experiential learning are the key factors distinguishing the courses from courses you might take during the academic year. Rather than go online, we have chosen to pause the program for a year. SoCo 2020 has been cancelled. SoCo will resume in 2021.
SoCo seminars provide an immersive learning experience, and are the sole focus for students during the program. Seminars take place during the last three weeks of summer break; schedules and specific meeting times are determined by faculty, may include evenings and weekends, and often update and evolve during the program.
Check out SoCo 2019 on Instagram for a glimpse into the program.