Undergrad Information

The Philosophy Department Community

The Philosophy Department prides itself on a spirit of community. Students are welcome to spend time in our comfortable lounge on the 6th floor of Dale Hall Tower, where vibrant discussions about philosophical and other issues are common. The lounge is a good place to get to know faculty and graduate students in an informal setting, and to consult current issues of major philosophical journals. Formal and informal reading groups often meet in the lounge, as does the Society of Undergraduate Philosophers.

Philosophy Department Lounge

The Philosophy Department frequently hosts visiting speakers from other universities, who give lectures on a wide variety of philosophical topics. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend these presentations and participate in the discussion period that follows them.

Graduate seminars, presentations by visiting speakers, and many upper-level undergraduate courses are held in the seminar room next to the lounge. It is equipped with a built-in computer and digital projector to accommodate multi-media presentations.

The faculty of the Philosophy Department are friendly and accessible. All faculty offices are located on the 6th floor of Dale Hall Tower. The bulletin boards located along the corridors are a good place to learn about upcoming lectures, conferences, jobs in philosophy, and philosophy graduate programs. Students considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to discuss their plans with members of the faculty.