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Welcome to Sophomore College!

Spring Deadlines for 2024

  • Application Status Released: Friday, May 3
  • Confirmation Deadline: Tuesday, May 7
  • Final Deadline to Withdraw without financial penalty: May 22
  • Attend Spring Course Meeting: Look out for an email about a Class Orientation Meeting in late May or early June, to meet your faculty and classmates
  • Enrollment Period Begins: SoCo will enroll you directly in late May.

Confirmation and the SoCo Commitment

You'll receive an email to let you know to check your status at  If you are ACCEPTED, you must CONFIRM your intent to participate at by the Confirmation Deadline. When you CONFIRM you will see the SoCo Contract of Participation, and confirming indicates your acceptance of this Contract; not confirming by this deadline jeopardizes your spot, which may be given to a waitlisted student.

Confirming will also require you to answer a set of questions—this is the time to tell us about any special arrangements, dietary needs, or OAE accommodations you may need.

Learn more about accommodation requests


If you have been accepted to a seminar and you are unable to participate, you must decline your spot in the seminar at When you decline, we will offer the spot to the next student on the waitlist.

Withdrawal Policy

If you have confirmed your spot in a seminar and can no longer participate you must withdraw from the program by emailing:  

Read about withdrawing from the program

Storage and Summer Housing

You do not need to apply for housing to do SoCo; SoCo sets up your program housing (starting with the program move-in date and ending with the last day of the program) and submits your name to Housing to move into your autumn housing early-- these costs are included in the program fee.

Pack Light! For SoCo, you need to bring bedding/towels, clothes, and required class supplies. That's it.

If you are in an on-campus SoCo class, you will need to move everything you bring with you to your autumn housing in the middle of the program during Get Your Move On. If you choose to bring your lamp, etc, you'll need to tote that across campus! You'll be in a double, so space may also be tight.

If you are in a travel class, your entire class will be sharing one storage pod to leave unneeded items, roughly one suitcase worth of space. When you return to campus, you will move directly into your autumn housing.

We strongly recommend that you put belongings in summer storage or ship them home, to be delivered to you after you move into autumn housing. Early storage reservations are recommended. (Note: Storage is considered a personal expense. Sophomore College staff cannot accept any mail or packages, and will not accept financial responsibility for such packages.)

Bedding and other necessary personal supplies are not provided by Sophomore College. Be sure to bring these with you. 

Are you living on-campus all summer? 

Look carefully at when your summer housing ends—it is not possible to move into SoCo housing early as the rooms are occupied by other conferences. If you are staying on campus, you may need to file for interim housing or an extension on your contract. File a ticket with Housing to request that they only charge you until you move into SoCo housing. All students must live in program housing for the first two weeks of the program, no exceptions.

Wondering where you live or what program events are part of SoCo? Check out the following pages: