Some of the most valuable and rewarding experiences at North Central College are spur-of-the-moment conversations that occur outside the classroom. Whether in the Boilerhouse, outside Old Main, or elsewhere on campus, these exchanges are the roots of the Verandah Experience. The Verandah Experience allows you to take part in stimulating and intellectual discussions and experiences with professors in unconventional settings during fall, D-Term, winter or spring Terms.
Each year North Central College faculty create a variety of interesting Verandah courses that appeal to students of all programs and majors. You’ll explore topics in ways that are usually not possible within course schedule and class time constraints.
The Verandah Experience operates on a pass/no pass basis and offers optional academic credit without traditional exams or papers. These courses may not meet in a classroom, and may take place in another community, city, state or country. Wherever your Verandah Experience, you won’t soon forget it.
"The verandah symbolizes all the opportunities available at the College. The verandah is everywhere."
--R. Devadoss Pandian, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Past North Central Verandah courses have included:
- Learning from the Chicago International Film Festival
- Theatre in Chicago
- Mathematics of Square Dancing
- Face to Face: Connecting Cultures/Crossing Borders
- Exploring Christmas Traditions
- Contemporary Art in Chicago
- Community Action in Theory and Practice
- Learning through Dramatic Inquiry