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Sophomore Scholars in Residence Interview Process

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.

Interview Timeline for 2021–22:
February 1–12, 2021
Interviews will occur via Zoom

Who Is Interviewed?

  • All students who apply for a Sophomore Scholars in Residence community
  • The UR Living Well communities do not interview applicants; student's application is the sole basis of evaluation.

Scheduling an Interview

  • On January 29, 2021, 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 January 31, 2021 to sign-up for an interview time
  • Students will receive a confirmation by email 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 find an interview time that works for their schedule?

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

On the day of their interview

  • Students are encouraged to arrive 5 minutes prior to their interview; students will be admitted to a Zoom waiting room by the faculty member
  • There is no dress attire expected for the interview day; please dress as you feel comfortable


Key Dates

Friday, January 29:
Application deadline

Friday, January 29:
Students who have applied will be emailed to sign-up for an interview

Sunday, January 31:
Students sign-up for an interview by 5:00 p.m.

February 1–12:
Student interviews

Wednesday, February 17:
Students will be notified if they are offered a place in a community

Monday, February 22:
Students must accept or decline their offer by completing their online participation contract by 11:59 p.m.

March 1 – March 5:
Community Meetings (for newly selected students to meet)