New Rachel Carson College Students: Live, Learn, and Connect with Us


Our staff welcomes you to your new community!

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Welcome to Rachel Carson College!

Our College Administrative Officer (CAO) has a message for you!

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Our Team

Our student life and academic staff work to create a welcoming environment for all students.

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Move-In Information

The what, when, where and how of moving into your new home!

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Virtual Tours

Get an inside look into housing at Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight)!



Apply your knowledge to create a more environmentally sustainable society!

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Rachel Carson College's Provost Welcomes You!

The Provost is the academic leader of Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight).

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Rachel Carson College Advising

Our advisors are dedicated to helping students in all stages of the academic process.

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Undergraduate Advising

More about campus-wide advising and academic policies to guide you as you work towards graduation.

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Summer Reading Assignment

Required to take a Core Course? This is due on the first day of class.




Join our community and connect with Rachel Carson College!

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Connect with other slugs!

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Leadership Opportunities

Opportunities to shape the future of Rachel Carson College!

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Sustainability at Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson College has many opportunities to learn about and practice sustainability!

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Get Involved!

Get involved in your college community!


We Look Forward to Seeing You Soon!