The Morven Summer Institute

Due to the Novel Coronavirus, the University of Virginia has decided to cancel all in-person summer programs through June 30, 2020, and this includes the Morven Summer Institute. The professors teaching our courses have decided to make their classes available virtually, during summer session I (May 18 – June 13). Courses offered are:

PLAP 3160/GSVS 3160 – Politics of Food, Paul Freedman ARCH 3500/5500/GSVS 3110 –┬áSustainable Communities, Phoebe Crisman

The Morven Summer Institute is an innovative summer program hosted on UVA’s 3,000-acre Morven Farm, an emerging landscape for interdisciplinary learning at the University, located 20 minutes from UVA Grounds. At the Morven Summer Institute, undergraduate and graduate students with interests in sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology will have the opportunity to escape traditional confines of the classroom while working on projects with real-world applications.

2020 Summer Institute

Students participating in the 2020 Summer Institute select one 3-credit course from either (or both) of the 10-day summer blocks (Block A: May 18 – May 29 & Block B: June 1 – June 15). In conjunction with time spent in the classroom at Morven, this interdisciplinary program features guest speakers, field trips, active group discussions, and hands-on projects to ignite creative collaboration among students and faculty.

The Morven Summer Institute is a collaborative effort involving faculty from the School of Architecture, the School of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences; the Office of the Vice President for Research; and the Office of Summer and Special Academic Programs.

Students from all years, departments, and outside universities are welcome to join the Morven community for this unique program.

MSI Course Registration begins: March 31, 2020 (3rd & 4th years) April 1, 2020 (1st & 2nd years) 

No application needed, just sign up on SIS!

Limited scholarships are available. Click here for more information. Contact Jordan Heres and Hannah Park if you have questions.