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Undergraduate Experience 

First Days and Convocation: We welcome you to campus during First Days by helping you move into your residence hall and get acquainted with new classmates. Convocation is the official beginning of your academic career and your acceptance into the MCLA community of learners.

First Year Reading: Every summer, the first-year class is encouraged to read the same book that serves as the basis for several events when the term begins in September.

Core Curriculum: Our core curriculum combines the strong foundation of a traditional curriculum with alternative paths that strengthen your skills.

Internships: Internships give you practical experience to complement your classroom learning.

Community Based Learning: Apply knowledge gained in classes to real-life situations by helping to address pressing needs in the community or by supporting a campus initiative.

Travel Courses: Our travel courses are academic courses that also meet regularly on campus before and following travel to places like England, Ireland, and Japan. 

Undergraduate Research: Our Undergraduate Research Program encompasses independent scholarly activity by students in the arts, humanities, and sciences. We celebrate this research at a year-end conference.

Honors Program: Highly motivated students can take advantage of a wide range of learning opportunities by joining the honors program.

Commencement: After all your hard work, walk through the gates again and celebrate with your friends and family!