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Morven Summer Institute

Interdisciplinary exploration of sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology

The Morven Summer Institute is an innovative summer program hosted at Morven Farm, an emerging landscape for interdisciplinary learning for the University of Virginia. At the Morven Summer Institute, undergraduate and graduate students with interests in sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology have the opportunity to escape traditional confines of the classroom while working on projects with real-world applications.

The Morven Summer Institute 2017

Students participating in the 2017 Summer Institute can select one 3-credit course from either (or both) of the 10-day summer blocks (Block A: May 15-May 26 & Block B: May 30-June 9). In conjunction with time spent in the classroom at Morven, this interdisciplinary program features guest speakers, field trips, active group discussions, and hands-on projects to ignite creative collaboration among students and faculty. Students from all years, departments, and outside Universities are welcome to join the Morven community for this unique program.

Detailed information about course offerings for the 2017 Morven Summer Institute can be found on the UVA Summer Session website here.

More information about enrolling in MSI 2018 to come in early spring semester 2018!

For a glimpse at all you'll learn and do during the Morven Summer Institute experience, check out the MSI Blog!

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Danielle Loleng

Program Assistant

Katherine Wilkin

Morven Summer Institute Student Coordinator