For Students



Overlook of the Academic Year as a WLPer!

Apply for Housing!

You will live in Somers Hall on the Mount Vernon campus with your WLP peers.

  1. Apply for Housing! 
  2. Visit My College Roomie and complete your profile. 

You can choose a roommate from your cohort or you can select “random” and we will pair you with someone. 


Registration Info: 

Registration dates will open in August. 

  • Sign up for a time slot on your student portal 
  • The same number of seats are held Open for each time slot


WLP Courses:

Please note that you will be automatically enrolled in your WLP courses which include: 

  • Women’s Leadership Symposium (WLP 1111 Spring/WLP 1110 Fall), R 6:10 pm - 8:00 pm 

And your cohort course:

  • IP - Intro to Comparative Politics 
  • IAC - Women in the Creative Process
  • SHM - Intro Biology 
  • GEB - Microeconomics 

Note: You are encouraged to meet with your CCAS/Elliot/SEAS/Milken advisor, your cohort leader or WLP Director Professor Jordan for help designing your schedule. 


University Writing Courses:

You will be reached out by the WLP administration to choose your preferences for WLP University Writing course and Optional ECON course in June. 

Professor Donovan- Writing Women's Lives

This course will examine the genre of the graphic novel as it pertains to women. We will trace the history of the genre from the periodical press, newspapers, and comics of previous eras, and we will analyze how women have been depicted when visuals combine with text. As graphic novels gain increasing respectability as more than lowly pulp fiction, we will also think about distinctions, legitimate or arbitrary, that are assigned to culture. The novels that we read are all by women authors and take a transnational approach. Texts include the following: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui; Fun Home by Alison Bechdel; Ms. Marvel, No 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson.


Professor Barlow- Writing Science and Health: Women's Health as Point of Inquiry

The space that resides between STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and society is a precarious one. STEM thirsts for knowledge to expand and build while the public desires STEM for its application, utility and effect. The latter is most often discussed in public spheres. Yet, this co-dependent relationship has the potential to ignite innovation, question moral ethic and inherently prompt moments of resistance. This course will operate in this precarious space and interrogate its very nature, with specific focus on science and health and using women's health as a case study. We begin the course practicing self-reflexivity and exploring the role of privilege and standpoint in the development of philosophies of science. We engage in critical perspectives and decolonizing methodologies to interrogate traditional approaches in science and health. We end the course with a focused application of these approaches and concepts. This writing intensive is an interdisciplinary study of women’s health from a holistic perspective that builds on socioeconomic, political and biological aspects of women’s health. This approach does not require scientific expertise, simply an interest in women's health. It explores the relationships between health and gender under political, biological, economic, spiritual, cultural and/or socially constructed influences. Students will engage in a comprehensive overview of health literature in public health, feminist and cultural studies, psychology, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and popular literature and social media. Students will use lectures, class discussions, readings, popular culture analyses, journaling, peer-reviewed group work, and in-class activities to explore writing on and about science and health.


*Optional Fall Course - Microeconomics with Professor Hovander

Enroll in a special section of Microeconomics (ECON 1011) open only to students of WLP and UHP. This course will be taught on the Vern by WLP Professor Elisa Hovander. Days and Timings to be decided.