What is Senior Experience?
Senior Experience is the culmination of a Lawrence education, a way for students to integrate knowledge and skills developed through years of study, demonstrate proficiency in their major fields, and develop scholarly or artistic independence. Every graduating senior produces something significant — an independent or collaborative project, major seminar paper, portfolio, performance, or exhibition — to satisfy criteria for the major set by faculty of that department or program. Senior Experience thus provides a capstone unique to each student yet universal to students across the university.
Students should discuss Senior Experience possibilities with their faculty advisors during the junior year. Projects that are ambitious or distinctive may qualify for Senior Experience funding. See the sidebar for more information.