DESCRIPTION: The College Fellows Program is a small community – approximately 12-15 students per class year – of academically ambitious Boston College students. The program seeks to aid
the Fellows in
- choosing majors, courses and undertaking research opportunities,
- selecting internships and foreign study programs,
- and preparing and applying for
The incoming College Fellows attend an extended
summer orientation during
which they read and discuss several intellectual classics such as Plato’s Meno and
Montaigne’s Essays aimed at defining
- what it means to think,
- what it means to be educated,
- and how this can be achieved.
In addition, because education goes beyond classroom, we also visit the Boston
Museum of Fine Arts to view and discuss several works such as Gauguin’s
masterpiece, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
During the academic year the College Fellows meet as a group approximately
four times every semester
- to discuss the Fellows academic work across the disciplines;
- to discuss internships, fellowships, and careers;
- and to attend lectures and cultural events.
Fellows also gather for small group luncheons with individual upper class
students and faculty from various departments to discuss academic majors and
requirements. Finally, Fellows meet with the director personally to discuss
their own course work and their plans for fellowships, research and careers.
All Fellows must be students in the College
of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program and will be expected to maintain the highest levels of achievement.
The program’s activities are funded by the University
All costs associated with the summer orientation are paid for by the College
Class of 2011 Orientation
(Directly following Session 4 Orientation
Good Luck to the Class of 2007: