September Activities and Tasks - CAMPUS

You'll have 11 weeks in June, July, and August to spend on relaxation, jobs, internships, or whatever you please, before SoCo begins.

Once you arrive for Sophomore College on Sunday, August 30 (2020) most classes meet every weekday. Don't plan any travel--many classes will hold field trips or movie nights on weekends and evenings, plus organize social events. SoCo hosts some program-wide events so you can catch up with friends in other classes. Check out our Photo Gallery and SoCo 2019 on Instagram to get a glimpse into some of the classes.

SoCo - September 2020

Travel classes will each have a unique schedule, but program events on-campus include:

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Arrive on campus between Noon and 4pm Learn More...
Required dorm meeting after dinner
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First class
Class opening dinner in Palo Alto
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Faculty Panel: "When I Was a Sophomore..."
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SoCo Picnic. All 200+ students, games, food
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Labor Day
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Move into Fall Housing Early Learn More...
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SoCo Symposium
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Last Day of SoCo
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Last travel classes return
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settling into sophomore year
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SOPHOMORE YEAR BEGINS
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SoCo Special Events

Move-In

SoCo Check in is from 12noon to 4pm on Sunday, 30 August. The program usually lives in Wilbur or Stern. Learn More....

First Dorm Meeting

After dinner on Move-In Day, your SCAs will gather the class for the first community meeting, getting to know your classmates.

Class Opening Dinner

The evening of the first class, you'll have dinner with your faculty to begin getting to know them outside of the classroom. Some faculty select a restaurant in Palo Alto, others opt for an on-campus picnic.

When I Was a Sophomore

Several SoCo faculty share what it was like for them to be 19 and trying to navigate college and life decisions. Different faculty will present in the 4:30pm and 7:00pm sessions. All students are welcome, and it is required if your faculty is presenting.

SoCo Picnic

All 200 students gather for food, lawn games, and arts and crafts.

Get Your Move On

Move into Fall Housing early, yay! You can start settling in for your sophomore year. But remember to pack light--you have to tote your stuff across campus. Learn More...

SoCo Smores

A chance to bring everyone back together by the fire after moving out of program housing.

Symposium

Each class organizes a table to show off what they've been doing through SoCo.

After Sophomore College

SoCo funds a reunion each year until you graduate. Many students remain friends, and faculty often become advisors and mentors.