College Unbound at RWU Information Session

Thursday, May 19, 2011


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For low-income students, finishing college can sometimes be a problem. That is why College Unbound at Roger Williams University was founded, to provide a non-traditional learning environment for first-generation college students that prepares them for life in the “real world.” 

Started by Dennis Littky and Eliott Washor in 2009, College Unbound (CU) was conceived as a sort of extension of the experimental Met School. Instead of attending strictly structured classes and getting a diploma based on credits, students spend three days a week at internships that they are passionate about, and for the remaining two days attend seminars and workshops focused around their area of interest.  

Students attend college full time, even during the summer, and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Roger Williams in three years. The CU students live, eat, and study together to create a sense of community that may otherwise be absent in a large, disconnected school. The hope is that this “learning without walls” approach will help retain students who would be at risk for failing in a typical college setting. 

An information meeting about CU is being held on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 PM. It is taking place on the second floor of the Justice Building at The Met School, 325 Public St in Providence. Dinner will also be served. For more information email [email protected].


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