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 29, 2021 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.

COVID permitting, we expect SoCo 2021 to look like a lot like this:

SoCo - September 2021

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Arrive on campus Learn More...
Required SoCo Welcome: House Meeting and Hall Meeting
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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 Dessert Social
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SoCo Symposium: show off what you've done!
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Last Day of SoCo
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Class of 2024 Sophomore Welcome Learn More...
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Your Sophomore Year Begins
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SoCo Special Events

Move-In

SoCo Check in is on Sunday, 29 August, 12noon-4pm, location TBD near Roble or Lagunita. Learn More....

SoCo Welcome/House Meeting

After dinner on Move-In Day, we'll gather as a program to meet the SoCo team and go over some basics.

Hall Meeting

After the SoCo Welcome 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.

Faculty Panel: 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 Dessert Social

A chance to bring everyone back together 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.