A Gathered and Growing Community
As part of earning an Andrews University degree, undergraduate students are expected to engage in out-of-class learning. This complements classroom education and allows students to document valuable experiences that can be shared with graduate schools and prospective employers.
Learning Outcomes. Co-curricular education targets learning outcomes in four areas.
- A Healthy U focuses on physical fitness, sustainable nutrition and personal wellbeing.
- A Successful U focuses on academic skills, creative capacities and career readiness.
- A Committed U focuses on faith development, spiritual support and Christian influence.
- A Better U focuses on cultural competence, service orientation and leadership development.
Together with the academic curriculum, these programs deliver the whole-person education at the heart of Andrews University's mission.
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Co-Curricular Chapels, Choices and Changes
Four types of co-curricular programs are offered:
- Chapels meet every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in the Pioneer Memorial Church and allow students to interact with a wide range of inspiring pastors, community leaders, authors, students and alumni.
Choices meet every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in a number of locations. These small to mid-size programs vary from week to week and include Academic Assemblies, Short Courses, and AUSA Forums. Additionally:
- Residence Hall Choices occur throughout the week in the residence halls.
- Other Campus Choices include Friday Vespers, Student Concerts and Recitals, Student Gallery Openings and approved educational programs planned by student organizations and campus departments.
- Changes is a program that offers co-curricular credit to students who document and reflect on their involvement in leadership, ministry, service, professional or workplace opportunities. This is done by completing the Changes Form, located in the co-curricular education portal in OrgSync. One credit is given for each hour of involvement, up to a maximum of 10 hours per semester.
- First 100 Days programs are designed for first year students, and include First Year Seminar and Mentoring Group sessions held on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. during the fall semester.