Cardinal Quarter is a campus-wide initiative that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a full-time, quarter-long public service experience designed to integrate academic learning with field-based experience. Students can pursue prearranged placements or self-designed opportunities in both domestic and international settings (University policies permitting).
The Haas Center administers many Cardinal Quarter opportunities for undergraduate students, and provides advising and support throughout the fellowship experience. Nearly 500 opportunities are offered each year through more than 30 campus partners involved in the Cardinal Quarter initiative.
As a Haas Center Undergraduate Fellowship Cardinal Quarter participant, you will engage in pre-field preparatory programs, cohort activities, advising sessions with faculty members, and reflection activities during and after the service experience. You will also receive a stipend award, which may be adjusted based on demonstrated financial need or for students traveling internationally or to high cost-of-living locations.
Visit the links below to learn more about Cardinal Quarter and the Haas Center's Undergraduate Fellowships program.
- Explore all Cardinal Quarter opportunities
- See Haas Center-sponsored fellowships
- Talk to a staff advisor or a Peer Advisor
- Resources for fellowship applicants
- Program policies and requirements
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Cardinal Quarter Toolkit
- Cardinal Service Notation
- Post-Cardinal Quarter resources