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Connect in Minerva Houses Take a seat at our table during Dinner with a Professor, one of the most popular Minerva House activities.
Live, Learn & Lead, Minerva Houses
The Minerva events board in the Reamer Campus Center

The Minerva Program

Where the academic, social and cultural intersect

Our campus-wide Minerva House system is a unique way of blending academic, social and residential interests. All students and faculty are assigned to one of the seven houses, where the overstuffed couches beckon, and discussions on anything from Euclid to YouTube inspire lively debate.

Kaitlyn Suarez '15

As part of the Minerva program "Good Eats," Kaitlyn Suarez '15 teaches nutrition to people with developmental disabilities.

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Many professors teach first-year preceptorials in their Minerva Houses, and some upperclass students live on the residential floors above the common areas. With a generous programming budget, the Minervas host hundreds of events each year, created and run by student house leaders.

Minerva Facts

  • All incoming students are assigned to a Minerva House. You're likely to take your First-Year Preceptorial in your house and to live in the same residence as other members of your Minerva. You'll also get to know the faculty assigned to your house.
  • Each house has its own student-run governing council and a generous budget for academic and social events.
  • The majority of events are open to members of all houses, but students generally are most involved in their assigned houses.
  • The top floors of the houses provide living space for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
  • All houses feature great rooms, seminar rooms and full kitchens for use by house members.