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.
A home away from homeThese Minerva leaders launched a Parisian-style café/salon/poetry slam.
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.
- 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.