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.



Would you like to reconnect with friends? Don't forget about the Welcome Back BBQ held on August 26th! The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities collaborate on this fun filled event every year! Stop by the Quad from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and grab some free food!


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 will be held on Friday, September 12, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Campus Center.  Every club and organization, along with 20 local employers are on hand to get you connected to the campus and local community. 

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 – Goals & Decisions
Tuesday, October 28
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
2nd Floor of McGrath Library
Presenters: Mich Sojda and Denise Harris
This workshop will enable you to discuss how your academic plan is preparing you for your work and life goals. We will also explore your major options. Should you incorporate a minor? Other topics will include; making a commitment, making decisions effectively, becoming a competent college student, gaining the autonomy and independence of a college student.
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:
Please note that classes start a week before Labor Day!
*August 25– Freshman Convocation, Classes will resume at 12:25 pm
September 2– Drop/Add period ends
October 13 & 14 – Midterm break – no classes
October 30 – Last day to withdraw without academic penalty
November 3 – Academic Advisement and Registration for Spring 2015 begins
November 26 – Thanksgiving – No Classes
December 9 – 15 Final Exams