- Provides an academic framework and an intellectual dialogue for cohort members through the intimate and engaging academic setting of the Freshman Seminar.
The Cohort Program...
- Begins the summer before the first-year and quickly becomes part of students' CAS foundation throughout their collegiate experience and later as alumni.
- Fosters small academic and social networks that build strong, diverse communities through cohort meetings, team building activities, and access to resources and services.
Students are introduced to activities that showcase the vast and diverse resources at CAS and NYU that support, promote and enhance the college experience.
Students participate in group activities that promote and instill the importance of service as a CAS student and member of both the NYU and larger NYC communities.
Students explore different academic disciplines, the idea of “interdisciplinarity,” and the pursuit of knowledge through activities and discussions that foster a dedicated community of scholars.
Over the summer, incoming students are introduced to the cohorts through an interactive online portal with information about academic requirements, tips for using NYU Albert, and the opportunity to select their First-Year Seminar. Working virtually with an academic advisor, students register for their fall classes. After arriving to campus, new students attend CAS Orientation where they meet fellow cohort members, advisors, and faculty with activities including First-Year Convocation, First-Year Dialogue, CAS 101, and a class-wide service activity. Throughout the year, students continue to build community during cohort meetings led by an academic advisor and College Leaders.
While students continue to map out their academic plans with their advisors, elected Sophomore Cohort Presidents take ownership of their cohorts by planning community-building activities. They also help incoming transfer students acclimate to life at CAS.
For Juniors, this class-wide cohort experience will be shaped by the Junior Class Board led by the Junior Class President. Working in conjunction with campus resources such as CAS Alumni Relations and Wasserman, the Junior Board will sponsor events targeted towards the needs and concerns of Juniors.
Senior year will be overseen by a Senior Class Board, led by the Senior Class President, that continues to facilitate student access to resources on and off campus. The Senior Board will coordinate events designed to help graduating Seniors adjust to post-college life academically, professionally, and personally. In its fourth and final year, the Cohort Program works to ensure students have an unforgettable conclusion to their college experience.
- Promotes development of a personal relationship and frequent interaction between students and their academic advisor, as well as with student leaders who work each year of the College Cohort Program.
- Provides an academic framework and an intellectual dialogue for cohort members through the intimate and engaging academic setting of the First-Year Seminar.