Sophomore Service

Welcome to this important year at Hilbert College!

You have successfully completed your first year of undergraduate coursework and are not a freshman anymore! Although the "newness" and excitement of your first year may have passed, there are many exciting initiatives on our campus just for sophomores!

In order to help you be successful, Hilbert College has launched the Sophomore Council.  Our mission is to provide sophomores with the opportunity for self-discovery through active learning, career and major exploration, building community with their peers, faculty and staff and engaging in service opportunities both on campus and in their communities.  The group is comprised of the following members:

Kate Munroe, Executive Director of Student Success and Retention (Chair)

Denise Harris, Vice Provost for Student Engagement

Katie Martoche, Director of Career Development and Service Learning

Mich Sojda, Director of Academic Services

Tommy Vane, Director of Student Activities


This year, you may be paricipating in a course that offers a service learning component.  What is service learning?  Service learning is a volunteer experience that connects classroom lessons with related work in the community.  Service learning is a great way to learn about yourself and your community.  To find out more about service learning click here.



Now is a great time to join a club, try out for an athletic team, or apply for a leadership position on campus.  Every year the Office of Career Development and Service Learning and Student Activities coordinate the Campus Involvement and Part Time Job Fair.  This year, the event was held on Friday, September 12th.  Every club and organization, along with 20 local employers were on hand to help get you connected to the campus and local community.  If you missed this event, please stop by the Office of Student Activities or the Career Center for more information. 

Sophomores on engagement
“Very homey feeling here, I enjoy this school!”
“I’m in a club and the Honor’s program.”
“There is so much to be involved in.”
“I love being here, warm feeling and it is safe.”
“It’s small and I love that!”


All sophomores will be offered appointments (Sophomore Check-up's) with a staff member from the Career Development Center during the fall and spring semester. These appointments will be pre-scheduled for each student. The date and time of the appointment will be conveyed to the student via a letter sent to their home address and via email. At this appointment we will begin to put together a plan, or check-up on any plans that students have already made, to help them achieve their career goals.
In addition to the "Sophomore Check-up's we have created specialized workshops tailored to the needs of sophomore students. These workshops are part of our Coffee and Conversations workshop series.
Coffee and Conversations – Career Exploration & Graduate School
Tuesday, November 18
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
2nd Floor of McGrath Library
Presenters: Mich Sojda and Denise Harris
Preparing for your future is an important aspect of the sophomore year. It is imperative that you are connecting your academic plan to your life and work goals. In this workshop we will discuss the importance of developing a relationship with your new academic advisor in your discipline. We will also explore career options and the preparation that is needed in order to secure your future goals.
Please mark your calendar for these important dates:
November 26 – Thanksgiving – No Classes
December 9 – 15 Final Exams
January 17 - Online/Hybrid Class Orientation 9:00 am
January 19 – Martin Luther King Day Observed – No Classes
January 20 – Frist Class Session for Day and Evening Classes
January 27 – Drop/Add Period Ends – Last Day to Receive Full Refund
February 16 – Presidents’ Day Observed – No Classes
March 7-March 15 – Spring Break
March 16 – Classes Resume
March 31 – Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty
April 2-April 6 – Easter Break
April 7 – Classes Resume
April 14 – Academic Advisement and Registration for Fall 2015 begins
May 7 – Last Class Session for Weekday Classes and Evening Classes
May 7 – Monday Schedule will be Followed
May 8-May 14 – Undergraduate Final Examinations
May 16 – Baccalaureate Mass/Commencement