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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

     4. WST, 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 year?

To live in a ThinkBig residential space one must join the program.

The Details

  • 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.

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Early Application Programs

In addition to signing up for ThinkBig by the housing registration deadline of February 25, two of our high demand programs (IHOUSE & WST) require a application due by January 30th. Below are links to these specific applications:

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