Students had the idea of bring engaging professors to teach classes to Sewall residents in class sizes of 20 back in 1969, and the first academic classes took place in Sewall, with great success, in the fall of 1970. The success of this program at Sewall encouraged other RAPs to form over the years; to-date there are 13 residential academic programs on the CU Boulder campus. We are proud of our academic program and the community connections created between the generations of students who have lived, learned, and created lifelong friendships in Sewall Hall. Becoming part of Sewall’s history, fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters have encouraged the next generations to choose Sewall for its community and academic opportunities.  As a result, Sewall has created a legacy program which allows relatives of former residents to identify as connected to former “graduates” of Sewall.

A specific number of beds for men and women are reserved each academic year for these legacy students. New first year students who have connections to Sewall Hall through a family member may apply for one of these legacy beds by contacting the Academic Program Administrator, Martha Shernick, or by mentioning their specific connection at time of application with Occupancy Management through Housing.