Hey Guys! It is almost exactly a month until the MAPH year begins, and we in the office are incredibly excited about it! We will continue to send you emails about meet-ups and a couple of events before Colloquium begins. But for you convenience/peace of mind/proof that this is really happening, below is a brief description of Colloquium. This is just to give you an idea of what these two weeks will look like. But please email us (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or definitely pop into the office (Classics 117) whenever you arrive.
Brief Explanation: MAPH begins two weeks before the start of fall quarter—we lovingly call this period of time “Colloquium.” These two weeks are a mix of orientation sessions (on health and wellness, career services, etc.), social events and outings, and classwork, in both the lectures and meetings with your subgroup of MAPH, called a Precept. During Colloquium, you will have a lecture almost everyday. You will also have reading to do before Colloquium begins, but that information will come later and is not to be stressed about. There will a full Colloquium schedule posted on the MAPH website in early September.
For now, though, definitely block out Sunday, September 14th from 3-8 pm in your calendars. This day will be MAPH’s opening BBQ and film screening.
This event is a MAPH tradition where the whole class attends a film screening together and then convenes on the Classics Quad to enjoy some food and meet the other incoming students. The film (which is still TBA…) will also be a part of the core class. You’ll have a few lectures over the two weeks of Colloquium on the movie and other texts, and MAPH Central is currently planning a whole host of orientation panels and other fun events to help you get settled. We will be blogging and emailing about these as the time gets closer as well!