Present – June 2019: Ongoing Spring/Summer 2019 session of the Commons 

June 14, 2019: Early-bird application deadline for Fall 2019 Commons 

July 31, 2019: General application deadline for Fall 2019 Commons 

August 12, 2019: Notification of program acceptance and next steps  

August 21, 2019: Deadline to confirm participation in Fall 2019 Commons (note: our payment deadline is extended through late September for your convenience) 

September 3 – December 13, 2019: Full duration of the Fall 2019 Commons


*Limited scholarships offered on a case-by-case basis. Scholarships will be prioritized for participants representing institutions new to Ashoka U’s community and/or representing HBCUs, community colleges, women colleges, and other diverse institutions.   

Application Process

Our application is a get-to-know-you process that helps our team better understand your current challenges, needs, and opportunities on campus. Based on your application, Ashoka U will recommend a cohort for your participation and begin to connect dots for your most valuable experience in the Commons.  

Submitting an application does not guarantee your participation. We will notify all applicants of next steps by August 12th after we consider all applications received.  

Ashoka U will review all applications in early August 2019 and extend invitations to join the Fall 2019 session based on the fit of your current role/goals, overall interest in leadership within Ashoka U, and a clear commitment to inter-institutional collaboration.  

You can complete our Fall 2019 Application by June 14th for early-bird consideration or July 31st for general consideration. 

Models for Participation

Each session we explore new, dynamic ways for individuals and institutions to make the most of the Commons. The following are our most common formats for participation: