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Exploratory Studies Village

Members of the Exploratory Studies Village

The Exploratory Studies Village is for students entering the university who are undecided about their major. A year of guided inquiry and exploration, coupled with one-on-one sessions with their academic advisor, helps move students through the career planning and decision-making process. Students must be in the Exploratory Studies Program to participate. In this village, you will:

  • Enjoy a location close to your academic advisors
  • Live in Owen residence hall, which is exclusive for first-year students, upper-class mentors and resident advisors.
  • Participate in unforgettable programs and traditions, such as Battle for the Beach, village mentor led socials, career exploration retreat, learning excursions, end of the year event and more

LocationOwen Hall

Required Course:  USC 101 and 102: Intro to University Education (1 credit each; fall and spring semesters)

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