Welcome to the Farrand RAP!

front of farrand hall
side of farrand hall
side of farrand hall

The Farrand Residential Academic Program (RAP) focuses on the study of the humanities within the larger frame of culture and society. All residents of Farrand Hall, the most coveted residential hall on the campus owing to its beautiful location, participate in the RAP.

Farrand RAP offers small seminar-size courses (15-20 students) that fulfill every area of the lower-division Arts and Science core curriculum.  Students may choose from among dozens of popular arts and sciences core courses offered by our award-winning faculty.

Farrand creates a lively academic and living community, because:

  • Most faculty offices and office hours are in Farrand giving students easy access to teachers.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in a number of activities including:
    • faculty-led co-curricular events, outdoor programs, and volunteering opportunities;
    • student-led events – such as film nights, open-mic events, and game nights.
  • Residential advisors and second-year student mentors advise and help first-year students feel at home in their new surroundings.

To apply for the program, select “Farrand” on the program/building preference section of the housing application.  There is $850 non-refundable fee per academic year in addition to normal room-and-board charges.  Fee is subject to change