Prospective Students

The Watauga Residential College is a specialized academic program where classes are discussion-based seminars that allow students to pursue topics of interest to them within the context of the class. This program provides an unusual opportunity for students to become engaged in learning at a deep level through class discussions and research projects. Watauga classes are interdisciplinary and this approach to learning requires students to integrate knowledge from a variety of disciplines to gain a complete perspective on a topic.

So is Watauga right for you? If you answer "Yes" to any of the questions below Watauga may be the right fit for you:

  1. Do you love to learn, especially when it challenges what you already know?
  2. Are you curious about other people, who they are, what they believe, and why they believe it?
  3. Do you want to explore your interests and ambitions with other students and faculty? Do you value having a close relationship with your classmates and teacher/professor?
  4. Are you interested in examining local and global issues, working to understand them, and proposing solutions for a better world?
  5. Do you want to be surrounded by a diverse and inclusive program that values service, leadership, creativity, and community?
  6. Do you want to be surrounded by people who are there to support you as an academic and a person?