The Morven Summer Institute

Upcoming Events:

A Typical Day at the Morven Summer Institute –

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There will be a tour of Morven, a hike lead by Professor Manuel Lerdau and time to explore the Formal and Japanese gardens. We will provide some information about the Morven Summer Institute and you will have the chance to see some of the MSI classrooms and professors!

  1. April 20th, 2:00-4:00pm
  2. RSVP HERE

Course Registration –

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Registration for MSI courses opens soon! Be sure to register as soon as possible to ensure your spot in your preferred course(s). Spots fill up fast so don’t hesitate to register! However, if need be, registration will be open until the MSI courses begin so stay tuned if you need some time to decide!

  1. April 16th – course registration begins!
  2. RSVP HERE

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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.

Students participating in the 2018 Summer Institute select one 3-credit course from either (or both) of the 10-day summer blocks (Block A: May 21 – June 2 & Block B: June 4 – June 16). 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 April 16, 2018. No application needed, just sign up on SIS!

Limited scholarships are available. Click here for more information. Contact Danielle Loleng or Gabby Levet if you have questions.