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Shepard Residential College

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Size: 180 residents
Location: 626 University Place
Master: David Uttal, professor of psychology (Weinberg) and eduction (School of Education and Social Policy)
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Shepard, a multithematic residential college, attracts residents from around the world, across the country, and from every school at Northwestern. This diversity enhances residents' opportunities for learning across intellectual, cultural, and artistic boundaries. Fellows affiliated with Shepard come from a variety of disciplines and interact with residents at lunch, in research projects, in for-credit tutorials held at Shepard, and during fireside discussions. Topics of recent firesides have ranged from forensic anthropology to the psychology of happiness. The college's "Coffee with a Prof" series offers residents the chance to interact with fellows in small-group settings. Fellows and residents take full advantage of major cultural events in Chicago, such as museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, and performances by the the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Shepard is a supportive and learning community. A typical Shepard resident is outgoing and enthusiastically involved in the activities of the college and the University. The dance marathoncollege government seeks to balance students' academic demands with philanthropic events, dance nights, and intramural sports. Shepard hosts coffehouse talent shows and an annual winter formal dance. College residents also take leading roles in many campus wide activities, including the Homecoming, intramural athletics, and Dance Marathon.

Shepard features a large recreation area with cable TV, a more formal lounge area with a grand piano, a classroom, a kitchen, music and dance practice rooms, and a computer lab.


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Office of Residential Academic Initiatives: 2122 Sheridan | Room 120 | Evanston, IL 60208
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