EXPERIENCE EARLHAM:

An Education for good: Drive-in event

Welcome to Experience Earlham’s inaugural Drive in Admitted student event! Experience Earlham’s scenic campus setting, engage with our EPIC centers and current EPIC Ambassadors, dive deeper into student and residence life and dining options and hear what an education for good can mean for you — all this from the safety and comfort of your car! 

We welcome you to sit adjacent to your cars in a folding lawn chair if you would like to exit your vehicle. Please maintain 6 feet of social distance with anyone outside of your family group. Restrooms are available in Landrum Bolling Center. Please enter the restroom queue line by the building and a student ambassador will usher you into the facility.

8 a.m. Enjoy your breakfast provided by Metz Dining Services, while being serenaded by Earlham’s student-run a cappella group, Brimley’s.
9 a.m. Welcome and introductions of our admissions team and EPIC directors.
9:15 a.m. Experience Earlham’s EPIC Centers presentations will begin at 9:15 a.m. and be broadcast via FM radio station 87.7, so you won’t miss a word from our presenters.
10:15 a.m. Bathroom break. Restrooms are available in Landrum Bolling Center. Please enter the restroom queue line by the building and a student ambassador will usher you into the facility.
10:30 a.m. The Cavalcade of Campus will cover the 200-acre “Heart” of campus and highlight academic and extra-curricular programs throughout. Cars will be released in intervals of 7 minutes apart, so please be patient and we will release your group at the appropriate time for optimal viewing of the stops along the route. See the enclosed map for detailed descriptions of each stopping point.
Noon Lunch, closing remarks and Dance Alloy performance
Circle back to the parking lot and we will concierge your lunch to your car, again provided by Dining Services. Please keep your car placard in the window with your student’s name and car group number visible. We will end the day at 1p.m. and send you on your way with Earlham SWAG and an audio CD to tour Richmond!

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STOP ONE: THE HUMANITIES

As a liberal arts college, the humanities intersect with everything we do. After all, what is an education without an understanding of what it means to be human?

Writers, language-lovers and those who enjoy asking the big questions about life and society will find a home among our humanities programs. You could even join the student-staff of The Crucible, our student-produced literary magazine, or The Earlham Word, our campus newspaper.

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Related academic programs

Check out all of our ways to major, minor and deepen your understanding of the humanities!

STOP TWO: SUMMER WILDERNESS

Established in 1971, Summer Wilderness is one of the oldest and most respected pre-orientation programs in the country. This 21-day expedition, coordinated by our outdoor education program, builds confidence and connects you with other new classmates before the start of the fall semester—a great beginning to your four-year Earlham adventure!

Ready to tune into your adventurous side?

The value of Summer Wilderness goes well beyond the initial experience. In post-participation surveys, students report establishing early—and lasting—friendships, increased self-confidence, comfort with faculty and academic expectations, and a sense of readiness for the challenges and opportunities of college.

STOP THREE: DRUM ENSEMBLE

Our hand drum ensemble is just one of the many ways you can engage with the arts at Earlham—no matter which major you choose. Our Center for Visual and Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art facility that’s earned a LEEDS Gold certification. Inside, you’ll find dedicated studios for photography, painting, weaving, ceramics and metalwork; a black box performance space for theatre; and a beautiful recital hall for our music ensembles.

Related academic programs

Check out all of our ways to major, minor and deepen your understanding of the visual and performing arts!

STOP FOUR: EQUESTRIAN BARN

As the only student-run barn and collegiate horse program in the U.S., Earlham’s equestrian program provides a wealth of opportunities not available at any other college or university. Earlham College also offers a unique equestrian management minor, which recognizes the great deal of work students do as part of their training and leadership managing Earlham’s barn and stables and teaching the program’s curriculum. 

Tap into your inner horse!

Interested in learning to ride a horse, looking to perfect your skills or learn more about equestrian sciences?

STOP FIVE: NATURAL SCIENCES

Earlham has a strong reputation for producing scientists, researchers and medical professionals. From Stanley Hall’s namesake Wendell Stanley and his research that laid the groundwork for vaccines, to Margaret Hamilton’s coding that sent NASA to the moon, our alumni have a long history of pushing the boundaries of science. Today, our students study and conduct research alongside faculty in our science complex, which includes the state-of-the-art Center for Science and Technology, another LEEDS Gold-certified building.

Check out a tour of our Center for Science and Technology:

Learn more about the Computer Science Lab at Earlham:

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RESIDENCE LIFE AT EARLHAM

Earlham isn’t the kind of place where you’ll socialize exclusively with students from their own major or make friends only with people from similar backgrounds. We work hard at creating a real community—where people celebrate together, have fun together, cheer one another on at games and performances, offer support to those who need it and hold one another accountable when things go wrong. Those values are at the heart of how we live together, in residence halls and group houses, working together to make Earlham a good experience for everybody.

Check out one of Earlham’s first-year residence halls:

Take a virtual walk through an Earlham student’s apartment:

Community and residence life

On-campus living in Earlham College’s residence halls, apartments and houses has all you’ll ever need in a college residential experience.