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Sophomore Scholars in Residence Interview Day 2020

In addition to a student's written application, students have the opportunity to interview with the community faculty and current students to give more context to their application. This year's interview day is:

Saturday, February 15, 2020
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Jepson Hall

Who Is Interviewed?

  • All students who apply for a Sophomore Scholars in Residence community
  • The Earth Lodge and UR Living Well communities do not interview applicants, as they do not have a class associated with them. A student's application is the sole basis of evlauation.

Scheduling an Interview

  • On Friday, February 11, students who applied will be emailed a link to a calendar that will allow them to schedule a 15 minute interview
  • Students will have until 5:00 p.m. on February 12 to sign-up for an interview time
  • Students will receive a confirmation on Wednesday confirming their interview time(s)
  • Students are encouraged to not schedule back-to-back interviews
  • Because of the high number of applications that we receive, changing interview times is not possible

What if a Student cannot Attend the Interview Day

  • The students should contact us to let the office know that they are unable to attend
  • A student's application will be evaluted by their written application solely—students could still be selected for a community without an interview

On the Interview Day (Saturday)

  • Students are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to their interview
  • Students will check-in with Living-Learning Programs staff in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies foyer (first floor), where they will be directed to the correct interview room
  • There is no dress attire expected for the interview day; please come as you are


Key Dates

Sunday, February 9:
Application deadline

Tuesday, February 11:
Students who have applied will be emailed to sign-up for an interview

Wednesday, February 12:
Students sign-up for an interview by 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 15:
SSIR/LLC Interview Day

Tuesday, February 18:
Students will be notified if they are offered a place in a community

Sunday, February 21:
Students must accept or decline their offer by completing their online participation contract by 11:59 p.m.

March 2 – March 6:
Community Meetings (for newly selected students to meet)