Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activities

Our Summer Opportunities for Intellectual Activities (SOFIA) program gives new students a chance to get on campus early and start building their new community. It brings together those new students with returning students who serve as mentors and faculty to conduct in-depth research and inquiry into a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the arts.

SOFIA Program Highlights

  • Arrive three weeks early – Sunday, July 30, 2023
  • Stipend, housing and meals provided during the three weeks of SOFIA
  • Work with your group during the weekdays and participate in social activities on nights and weekends, starting with the welcome picnic on the evening of move in
  • Present your work to the campus community on the day of the matriculation ceremony

Applying for the SOFIA Program

Accepted seniors with a 3.6 GPA are invited to apply for SOFIA.

Username: your Monmouth College ID Number

Password: your last name (with the first letter of your last name capitalized)

Acceptance into the program will be on a rolling basis. Apply early as the selection process is competitive and projects fill up quickly. You will be contacted by the Admission Office if you are selected for a project. Be sure to review the project options below before submitting your application so you can preference the projects you’re most excited about. 

2023 SOFIA Application

2023 SOFIA Projects