Student Affairs

All Students Welcome to Join Focus Group Discussing the “Hidden Curriculum”

We are delighted to announce a series of student lunches aimed at uncovering and discussing the “hidden curriculum” of college life, with a special focus on the transition to independent living and engagement with support networks and services on campus.

These gatherings are designed to foster an open dialogue about the multifaceted experiences students face when navigating the complexities of college life, particularly the unique challenges encountered by first-generation college students. We hope to learn about structures that are particularly opaque (and particularly transparent) in an effort to “de-mystify” the language and norms of higher education.

Prof. Bill Mongan from the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics is leading these conversations, and all are welcome. Lunch will be provided with support from the College, likely from Collegeville Bakery (and requests are welcome!). Our next lunch event will be Wednesday February 21, 1-3pm, location TBA. Please contact Prof. Mongan at for more information (including the room location) and to “sign up” so that we order enough food.