Dunn Mini Term


Mini Term is an exploratory week that offers all students a chance to choose from numerous intensive and immersive academic and physical experiences.  Whether students stay on campus or journey across the globe, the goal is to finish the week with an in-depth understanding of a focused topic. Led by faculty and staff members with occasional outside speakers and presenters, this program gives students an opportunity to connect with something greater than themselves, either on-campus or in the outside community. Often Mini Term can help a student discover a passion that they plan to pursue after Dunn.  Past projects have included:

  • Community Service in Guatemala
  • Bio-Informatics and Computational Biology
  • Architecture: From Arts & Crafts to Post-Modern
  • Surfing & Yoga in Costa Rica
  • Danish Pastries, Culture & Language
  • Natural Horsemanship
  • Death Valley: Geology, Geography & Photography
  • Genes in Space: Genome Sequencing
  • Not Everything is Relative: An Introduction to Philosophy
  • Athletics & College
  • PADI Open Water SCUBA Certification
  • Exploring the Teengage Experience Through Film
  • Podcasting: Telling the Story of History
  • The Deserts of California: Death Valley & Joshua Tree
  • Make Your Own Mythology