Honors students satisfy the Liberal Education “Living Arts” requirement through a “lab” component attached to the Fall Humanities class (HON 201), which provides fourteen weeks of alternative programming related to the “Living Arts” mission. This program puts students in-touch with some “real world” issues that will help round out and deepen their Honors experience. It also helps increase first-year retention through alternative learning community activities that give Honors students a chance to interact outside the formal classroom. Sessions are hosted by Honors peer mentors and are open, in some cases, to upper-class students. First-year Honors students receive credit for attending these sessions, as it makes up a portion of their HON 201 grade. Living Arts topics change from year to year based on feedback on each session from students.