Learning and connecting with colleagues

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"The colloquia gave me a chance to experience the culture and beauty of the Southwest while convening face-to-face with peers and mentors. Being able to put 'faces with names' and form friendships kept me feeling connected to Prescott College and student life even while I was many miles away... I really miss my trips to Prescott College that I came to joyfully anticipate during my tenure as a student!" Mili Ballard '09

Limited-Residency means the time you must actually be at Prescott College's campus is minimal. In addition to on-campus orientation, Limited-Residency Masters and Certificate students participate on-campus colloquia. Colloquia provide interactive peer learning and dialogue. Residency participation is a required element of the Limited-Residency Master of Arts Program. Regional events, professional interdisciplinary conferences, and other approved events may be approved by a student's Core Faculty to meet some of the residency requirements. 

New Student Orientation

Immediately prior to a student’s first Prescott Colloquium, all new students must attend an on-campus required one-and-one-half-day Orientation to the Limited-Residency Master of Arts program. Orientation consists of several required sessions, including academic session with faculty, administrative sessions, and library orientation and review of research tools available. Orientation for first semester students begins on a Thursday morning. Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and ends on Sunday afternoon.


Prescott College prepares two three day colloquia each Fall and Spring semesters. Each Prescott Colloquium begins on Friday morning and ends on Sunday afternoon. During the colloquia, students connect with their cohort, make presentations, and contribute to ongoing dialogue and scholarship among peers and faculty. Colloquia also include workshops that address the nuts and bolts of the Limited-Residency Master of Arts Program. These are rich and treasured times, during which students and faculty from diverse cultures and different areas of study and expertise build friendships, exchange ideas, and benefit from internationally known keynote speakers and collegial networking. Students typically come away from the colloquium experience inspired, energized, and ready for their next phase of independent scholarship.

Colloquium dates can be seen in the academic calendar.

Master of Arts Program (ES, AE, ED, HU), Master of Education, and Master of Science in Counseling -  April 2015 Master's Orientation

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