2015 - 18th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

College Student 3.0: Reinventing the Self Through College Liminality

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Jessica Werner, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library 221

Abstract

Using a unique interview technique, content analysis and the theories of Van Gennep, I examined how college works as a rite of passage between adolescence and adulthood. Contrary to popular belief, college is not one smooth transition. Instead of a single instance of separating from home and a long unbroken transition, known as a liminal period, ending with graduation and the real world, college students actually experience multiple liminal cycles inside of the transition.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-7-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

4-7-2015 3:45 PM

Panel

Growing up and modern influences

Panel Moderator

Ben Zeller

Field of Study for Presentation

Sociology and Anthropology

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College Student 3.0: Reinventing the Self Through College Liminality

Library 221

Using a unique interview technique, content analysis and the theories of Van Gennep, I examined how college works as a rite of passage between adolescence and adulthood. Contrary to popular belief, college is not one smooth transition. Instead of a single instance of separating from home and a long unbroken transition, known as a liminal period, ending with graduation and the real world, college students actually experience multiple liminal cycles inside of the transition.