Each summer, the Office of Advising partners with faculty, staff, and students to offer an array of programs highlighting the transition from the 1st year to the 2nd year at Lafayette and college in general. Components can focus on academic, career, social, and personal topics and milestones for you to engage with as you make the most of your Lafayette experience.

Note: For summer 2021, SSI will be a “mini institute”, recognizing the break that many students, faculty, and staff need from virtual programming before the fall semester begins. Please see below for this year’s abbreviated SSI schedule.

Click here to register for the 2021 Sophomore Summer Institute!


Date Topic Pre-reading or pre-exercise, if applicable Presenter Zoom link
Tuesday, July 20th Pre-mini SSI reflection exercise Write a reflective email to yourself (set “Schedule Send” in Gmail for January 1, 2022): What went well in your first year?  What would you like to improve for your second year? How will you prepare? What goals would you like to accomplish? Office of Advising N/A
Thursday, July 22nd, 1 PM EST Road to Resilience TBD Counseling Center -Dr. Asmita Pendse & Dr. Devin Hussong Will be sent 24 hours prior
Tuesday, July 27th, 1 PM EST Career Development session for Sophomores — An interactive session that will help you to plan and successfully navigate Sophomore Year. TBD Gateway Career Center Will be sent 24 hours prior
Thursday, July 29th, 1PM EST Major Exploration session for Sophomores TBD Office of Advising Will be sent 24 hours prior