Stanford Campus is Up and Running

Yesterday, the students arrived at the Stanford University campus for the start of this summer’s program!  We’re eager to hear about their class discussions and other activities, so stay tuned to the blog. 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Great Books Summer Program, you might be interested in a snapshot of a typical day in the program:

8:00 am Breakfast
8:40 am Camp Meeting
9:00 am Whole-group lesson:
  Henry David Thoreau’s Walden
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Whole-group lesson:
  Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself
11:15 am Seminar discussion groups
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Arts Electives
3:15 pm Literature Electives
4:30 pm Free time—swimming pool
5:30 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Reading period
7:30 pm Guest Speaker: Pulitzer Prize-winner Debby Applegate author of The Most Famous Man In America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
9:00 pm Free time—ice cream party
9:30 pm Informal pod discussions with PAs in dorm
10:30 pm Lights out

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