Collis Miniversity is Dartmouth’s program offering non-credit classes. Miniversity continues to offer the community a variety of practical, stimulating and entertaining classes at a minimal cost. As a financially self-sufficient and non-profit organization, Miniversity survives strictly on the income generated by registration and the energy invested by the student interns.
Each term a variety of courses are offered, ranging from the ever-popular wine tasting and massage courses to sign language and knitting. Registration is in person next to the Collis Information Desk on the first few days of each term. A list of courses is mailed to each undergraduate and can also be found on this website. The Upper Valley community is encouraged to participate.
Miniversity is organized each year by staff and students, who can be contacted at Collis.Miniversity@Dartmouth.edu
. The program was founded in 1985 by Lori Bamberger '85.
Teaching a Miniversity Course
Have a talent or skill you'd like to share? A knack for teaching and and ideas to spread? Apply to teach a Miniversity class!
Anyone can apply to teach a class, and we welcome proposals for all types of classes. As an instructor you will be responsible for developing and implementing a curriculum for your course, as well as showing up to your sessions and communicating with your students. You will be paid for your work. The application document contains more details.Proposals for Summer term 2013 are due Friday, June. 14 by 4 p.m.
*NEW* Please download, fill out and return the form below. This document requires Microsoft Word. If returning via blitz, please rename the document in the format "Firstname Lastname Proposal.docx"Instructor Proposal Form
Summer 2013 Miniversity Classes
- Registration will be online, June. 20 - June 27
- Payment will be in the Collis Lobby, Thurs. June 27 from 12-4 p.m.
- Cash, Dash or check are accepted
- If you provide your Dash number online you do not have to pay in person
- Dates and prices subject to change before registration
- Classes start the week of Sunday, June 30
Course DescriptionsRefund and Waitlist Policy
Early Registration: Speed Reading Course
This spring, we are offering our Speed Reading course before the entire Miniversity program begins to give those enrolled the chance to apply what they learn from the start of the term. If you are interested, please review the following information and follow the link to fill out the online registration form. The form will be active until the class is full.
- Instructor: Carl Thum
- Time: TBA
- Cost: $35
- Enrollment limit: 19
If you are interested in the class, please click here to register.