Updates for 2016-2017
What is ThinkBig? ThinkBig programs are uniquely created to connect students with faculty
outside of class and delve into timely topics. Each program needs at least 30 students to
join to happen.
What ThinkBig is not? This is not more classwork!
How do I sign up? Student must sign up for ThinkBig
during selection (Feb 2-Feb 28, 2016) and are not able to swap and shop
later. WST and IHouse have separate and
earlier applications due Jan 30th .
What is the cost? There is a fee for ThinkBig each
term of $150.00 billed to the bursar account. We can sometimes waive the fee for
GT Promise & Pell grant recipients.
What are the programs for fall 2016/spring 2017
1. Center Stage: Exploring the performing arts, TBA, With Drama Tech's director, Melissa Foulger, M.F.A
2. International House, FSA E and Hayes House with Dr. Kelly Comfort
3. StartUp House: Live your start Up,with Director, Pete Ludovice, CSA North, 5th floor with over
flow onto CSA North 4th
The study of Women, Science and Technology, in FSA Houses Stein and Goldin. Led by Dr. Carol Colatrella, Dr. Mary Lynn Realff, Dr. Mary Frank Fox
What is different this
To live in a ThinkBig residential space one must join the program.
- Each community will have 30-60 members who live together in GT Housing
Faculty will visit the hall twice a month for either a "coffee hour" visit or a program/activity
Monthly activities will be off campus at local venues and adventures
Residents commit to participating in ThinkBig both Fall and Spring semesters
All communities are housed in Apartment-style housing, except for WST and I-House, which will continue to be located in the Fourth Street Apartments
Residents may form "Steering Committees” to work with faculty members to tailor the topic to growing and changing interests designed to appeal to many types of residents, including different majors, interests, and genders
Topic of your community does not have to align with your major, but it certainly can!
Cost: $150 each semester for off-campus expenses, faculty time — this is an academic fee and not a Housing charge.
Studies show that students in living-learning communities such as
Think Big are more connected socially and academically, thus they are
more successful in college.