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Check out posters of some recent Montserrat events:

Examples of residence hall programs: 

  • An evening coffeehouse with an open mic for student performers
  • A presentation by upper-level students about exploring Worcester – its rich history and what it offers today’s students
  • A progressive dinner, with each seminar preparing a different course of a banquet for the cluster
  • Implementing environmental initiatives in the halls that support the College’s commitment to sustainability
  • A "town meeting" in which students and faculty debate current campus issues
  • Screening a documentary film – for example, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, the documentary by Spike Lee about the effects of Hurricane Katrina – with a film critic, a sociologist, and a chaplain
  • A discussion with the visiting author of one of a cluster’s common texts
  • A study abroad panel where students returning from abroad share their experiences – both academic and cultural – with Montserrat students


    Examples of activities and projects:

    • Traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
    • Making an inventory of invasive plant species in a local park
    • Visiting different religious sites or taking part in a Zen workshop
    • Viewing the night sky in a remote locale without light pollution
    • Conducting a memoir-writing workshop for local high school students
    • Interviewing Southeast Asian-Americans in Worcester about their life histories
    • Participating in a contemplative retreat with chaplains and faculty
    • Touring the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in Boston
    • Organizing a campus-wide Slow Food night or a local music festival
    • Meeting the author of a book you read in your seminar at a post-lecture reception
    • Attending a panel discussion on globalization, the war in Afghanistan, or some other real-world issue