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.
Funding for the Senior Experience is made possible by:
George '51 and Marjorie '44 Chandler Endowment for the Senior Experience
Edward Byers Fund for Senior Experience in Art or Art History
Julie Esch Hurvis Senior Experience Fund for Studio Art
Barbara Peterson Fund for Senior Experience in the Social Sciences
Thomas A. Steitz Nobel Fund for Senior Experience in the Natural Sciences
Harold B. and Richard W. Zuehlke Research Fund for the Physical Sciences