Student life has created a new type of schedule for undergraduate commuting freshmen called “Commuter Cohort.” Rachael Lund has had a huge part in making this happen. With the help of The Acting Provost, Assistant Registrar, and admissions, Commuter Cohort is coming to Vanguard!
The schedule is made for incoming commuting freshmen at Vanguard. Its purpose is to help commuters get connected in a way that is easy for them and works with their busy schedule.
It is designed so that students can take three core classes at optimal times in the day so that morning and evening classes can be added to fill out their schedule and allow them to come to school only two days a week.
There are times when some commuting students cannot attend certain school wide events and it gets hectic. Often times the events take place late at night and they may not have connections to residing students. Rachael Lund says the cohort is designed to have commuters regularly interact.
The cohort is only for 20 students and will allow them to build connections with other students. It gives them the opportunity to attend weekly lunches together while advancing in the core curriculum.