The Franciscan Honors Seminar on Interreligious Dialogue 2013
Residence Program Description
Students will be housed on St. Bonaventure’s scenic campus from their arrival on the afternoon of Sunday, June 23, until their departure on July 13, 2013. On-campus registration will take place in Townhouse 211 from 1-4 p.m. June 23. Family members accompanying students to St. Bonaventure will be invited to meet and dine with faculty members in Hickey Dining Hall on Sunday evening, June 23.
All students will live together in a student apartment unit specifically designated for their usage. This two-floor unit (male and female) contains four apartments, each of which has four single bedrooms that share a common room, kitchen, toilet and shower. Kitchens have a stove and refrigerator; the latter might be useful for students who wish to bring individual food. The apartment unit also has a common area with access to washers and dryers. The apartment unit also has wireless Internet access, which will be available to students who wish to bring laptops.
Included in the program are three daily meals in the main university cafeteria, Hickey Dining Hall. Students will be responsible for their own meals while on the grounds at Chautauqua.
Access to University and Chautauqua Facilities
Students will be provided with SBU ID cards, which will permit them access to their housing, Hickey Dining Hall, Friedsam Memorial Library, technology services, and the Richter Recreation Center. They will also have passes granting them access to Chautauqua activities, either as a group or individually. At Chautauqua, students will convene in the Hall of Missions.
Students will be provided with a Reader, containing sources to be used in class discussions.
Summer days in Western New York tend to be warm, though evenings are sometimes cool. For the days when students are on St. Bonaventure’s campus, they should plan to dress as they would for classes during the academic year. Shorts are fine, although class will be held in an air-conditioned conference room. For the seven days in which students will travel to the Chautauqua Institution, male students would be more in sync with the Chautauqua population if they wear long pants and shirts with a collar. Female students should likewise dress knowing that they will be attending lectures with adult professionals. Students will also want to dress up a bit for events such as receptions hosted by St. Bonaventure’s Provost, the Franciscan community, and in the homes of SBU benefactors who are members of the Chautauqua community, as well as for the two Sunday worship services, though jacket and tie for male students is not necessary.
For days planned on the SBU campus, there will be opportunities to use the athletic facilities of St. Bonaventure, which include an indoor swimming pool. Students will want to bring clothing for such activities. (Remember: the apartments in which students are housed contain a washer and dryer.)