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Student Life at Presidio

Presidio students comprise a vibrant, inclusive, and passionate community, paired with all the benefits of our new location at the University of Redlands, Marin campus.

Presidio Graduate School attracts a remarkable and impact-oriented student body focused on individual transformation and creating long-lasting communities. We built the Presidio graduate programs to challenge your thinking, shift your perspective, and empower you to develop more nuanced and cohesive solutions alongside brilliant peers.

We established our school on the premise that an academic community must support and nurture students of all races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds to provide a truly effective and transformative education. Furthermore, we believe that freedom of thought and the open exchange of ideas are paramount for building an inclusive and productive learning environment, which can only thrive with the practice of compassion and mutual respect. These guiding principles provide the foundation for our students to build strong connections and expand their worldviews.

“The Marin campus, in my opinion, was exactly what Presidio needed to elevate and evolve into its next growth chapter as a values-driven, sustainable MBA & MPA program. What makes PGS so unique are the students and instructors and to be in person, immersed in nature, on such a historical campus, created an environment that I cannot wait to come back to.” ~ Presidio Student Survey Respondent

A Collaborative, Hybrid Format

We have always leveraged a combination of in-person and online learning methods to develop a rich, interactive educational experience that merges the accessibility of remote study with the benefits of direct engagement with a close community of mission-driven peers. Through our partnership with the University of Redlands, Marin Campus, we have access to newly installed, state-of-the-art facilities that make it easier than ever to offer our “hyflex” courses, where students can choose to participate in person or online.

Our hybrid teaching modality only requires students to join in-person residencies once a month at our Bay Area campus, for anywhere from one to four consecutive days depending on your course load. Residencies are held in San Anselmo, California, a charming, historic town in the San Francisco North Bay, a short distance away by car or public transportation from downtown San Francisco.

There are multiple options for student housing during your residency, and the Marin Campus itself is a short walk away from downtown San Anselmo, with many restaurants, cafes, shops, and more. The town is also surrounded by incredible natural beauty and lots of local hiking trails that enable students to enjoy the outdoors when they’re not in class. Presidians who do not have access to their own cars can transport to the campus through a variety of options, including student-arranged carpools, public transportation, rideshares, and rental cars.

Join Our Supportive Community On-Campus and Online

Presidio provides individualized support that is reflected in our proven student success rates. Our student services team is dedicated to supporting you on your academic journey through the following offerings:

Advising and coaching

We offer advising and coaching services to provide you guidance, accountability, and mentorship throughout your academic experience, connecting you with the right resources to ensure your success as a student.

Experiential learning

As a Presidio student, you’ll benefit from a unique education that incorporates real-world practice. Our graduate programs all include experiential learning opportunities, where students work in teams to help company, nonprofit, and government agency partners to identify issues and implement solutions to manage teams in sustainable and effective ways.

Office hours

You can meet with professors and TAs for support with all aspects of your learning experience, including assignments, time management, guidance on experiential learning projects, and career advice.

Peer mentors

Benefit from the guidance of seasoned students, who are there to help provide coaching, support, and insider tips on life at Presidio.

Slack channels

Engage directly with your peers and the administration through channels like #events, #opportunities, #student-to-staff, #student-to-student, #general, and #chill to ensure you will always be connected and updated.

Student-led and staff-led events

We supplement your coursework with rich and regular events like alumni mingle, game nights, open forums, cohort check-ins, social justice dialogues, state-of-the-school addresses, and panels featuring industry leaders. These virtual and in-person activities will help you establish connections, build your knowledgebase in new verticals, connect on a deeper level with your community, and stay current on Presidio’s latest news.

Commit to a brighter future for yourself and the planet.

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