Frequently Asked Questions

Why participate in an immersive learning experience

At Ursinus, we believe higher education is a lifelong process that only really begins with college. Unfortunately, it’s all too difficult to find time in our busy adult lives to sit and read and study, to talk about ideas, and to learn what’s new and exciting in a field outside our own. The Minerva Term is designed precisely for all of us who want to make learning and thinking in community-based settings not just a priority, but a reality that fits in your actually existing schedule. There’s no advance preparation and no prerequisites. You pick a course, show up that morning, ready to read and think and learn and talk, and you’ll emerge at the end of the day intellectually exhilarated, having connected with new people and chock-full of new ideas.  

How should I prepare for the class?

There’s nothing you need to do to prepare; just show up with your curiosity!

How much do I need to know about the topic in advance?

There are no pre-requisites for either course; any level of experience with the topic is fine. The classes are designed to interest a range of audiences, so no matter how much background knowledge you bring in, you’ll do fine in the class.

Where shall I park?

Ample parking is available in the West Lot off of 9th Avenue. If you have mobility issues please call Campus Safety at 610-409-3333 for assistance getting from your car to the Innovation and Discovery Center (IDC)

Where is my class?

Classes are being held in the Innovation and Discovery Center (IDC) and in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center Campus Map

What should I do if I have special dietary needs?

We will have vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and allergen free options at all three meals.