Lost University

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'''Lost University''' is an interactive multimedia experience which was launched at Comic-Con 2009. The Lost University website can be found at http//lostuniversity.org lostuniversity.org.  The website promotes a fictitious university through which fans can enroll in courses that relate to content relevant to ''Lost''.  According to the website, Lost University was established in 2004.  The course content is accessible to those who own the Season 5 Blu-ray set, via WikipediaBD-Live.  Some support materials will also be available through iPhone applications that will be available for download.  Unlike previous ''Lost'' interactive experiences, which are considered alternate reality games, Lost University unashamedly admits its connection to the show, failing to establish a solid "fourth wall" common to ARGs.  The professors and instructors include guest speakers from the cast and crew of ''Lost'', as well as consultants used on the show for classes on topics such as hieroglyphs.

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment General Manager Lori MacPherson said of the project, "A lot of the things in Lost University play into things that will happen in the final season, you just won't realize it until you start watching the final season." http//www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-lost-university8-2009dec08,0,7932415.story On January 14, 2013, an email was sent out to enrolled students to announce that "due to budgetary restrictions, the cost of living, and other variables" the Lost University would close its doors on January 31, 2013. http//darkufo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/lost-university-to-close.html

{{I=LostUniversityExampleID.jpg=left=200=An example student ID card}}
Student Enrollment began on September 22, 2009 (the fifth anniversary of the show's debut, as well as the fifth anniversary of the crash of Flight 815).  A countdown timer on the website counted down to the enrollment date.  Upon enrollment, new students are required to take a 23-question test on their ''Lost'' knowledge. After the test is completed, a unique Student ID card is issued with an ID and PIN number for use with the Season 5 Blu-ray feature. As soon as enrollment is complete, students can take their Lost University/Lost 101.

==Course catalog==
Formal courses began on December 8, 2009 (the U.S. launch of the Lost_The_Complete_Fifth_Season_(DVD)).  Before this date, however, enrolled students could take the introductory course Lost University/Lost 101.

===Semester 1===
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!width="16%"="center" /Art 101 Seminar Inspiration & Expression with Jack Bender|'''ART 101'''
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==The Lamp Post (news)==
{{I=LostUniversityLampPost.jpg=right=200=The Lamp Post}}
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On the Lost University website, there is a news feed called "The Lamp Post".  It contains various, and mostly fictitious, pieces of news about the happenings at Lost University. The contents of these posts are primarily concerned with the release of the Season 5 DVD, information for students enrolled in Lost University, and amusing fictitious events that are referential to aspects of ''Lost'' (e.g. campus-wide unexplained bright light).

==Tutoring Center==

From November 11, 2009, tutoring sessions are available on the Lost University website. The sessions are carried out by a tutor named Tom.


Meet Your Tutor!


My name is Tom and I'm happy to be a member of the LOST U tutoring team. I'm here to help you brush up on some of the basics and share with you some of the insider advice I've acquired through my years here at LOST U.

I will be available to meet every couple of weeks to discuss a new topic that I think will help you out. Check out my shedule below to see what I have planned. Looking forward to meeting you!


The schedule for these sessions is as follows

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==Master's Program==

The Lost The Complete Sixth Season (DVD)"Master's Program." It focuses more on theology, rather than science and time travel. One new course is called "Exploring Spanish with Nestor Carbonell." http//content.usatoday.com/communities/popcandy/post/2010/06/dvd-preview-what-can-fans-expect-from-lost-the-complete-collection/1'' More info coming soon!''


On January 14, 2013, the following email was sent to enrolled students.


Dear LOST University Students and Alumni,

We have traveled through time together taking us to the end of your experience at LOST University. Due to budgetary restrictions, the cost of living and other variables, the Board of Regents has regretfully had to shut the doors on this prestigious academic institution on January 31, 2013. While LOST University will cease to exist as a physical institution, we strongly encourage you to continue on your journey of knowledge and human understanding. Whatever happened during your time here happened, and we hope that the memories we created together will live forever in your hearts and beyond.

If you have any other questions, please call us at 800-477-2811 Mondays 930am – 730pm, and Tuesdays – Fridays 930am – 630pm, Central Time.


The LOST University Board of Regents}}

{{I=Seal2.jpg=right=200=The "Lost University" seal.}}*The seal shown on the Lost University website and video contains the university motto "auctoritas sodalitas scientia", which can be translated from Latin as "authority, fellowship, knowledge" http//blog.lostpedia.com/2009/07/breaking-seal.html.
*The Lost University mascot, which can be seen in the university logo, is a polar bear. {{crossref/September 22, 2009}}

*A fraternity mentioned in Lost University/The Lamp Post, which transliterated would be Eko.  According to the post, the fraternity is holding recruitment in the Orchid lawn in which plants can be found.  These are references to the character Eko, the Orchid DHARMA station, and the banyan trees found on the Island.

{{I=School_Logo.svg=right=200=The DHARMA logo seen on the background of the site}}*According to The Lamp Post, there is a place called the Hume Amphitheater on campus.  This is a reference to Desmond Hume.

*During the study group section of the introductory video on the Lost University website, Gerald DeGroot, co-founder of the DHARMA Initiative, is seen as one of the teachers.

*The Numbers can be seen in the room numbers of all the rooms in which classes take place.

*The Lost University website contains a DHARMA logo in the background on the course catalog page. This logo shows three books with an apple on top surrounded by a DHARMA logos. This DHARMA logos#"DHARMA school" logo|"School" logo has also been seen in a Season 5 episode. {{crossref}}.

{{I=5x13 Rewriting ESB.png=right=200=Hurley's notebook has the same logo}}*When the enrollment countdown timer on the Lost University website reached zero, an alarm sounded like that in the hatch, and revealed hieroglyphs. These hieroglyphs translate as "the summoned one ordains it."

*According to The Lamp Post, the Student Center is named after the founders of the DHARMA Initiative, the DeGroots.

*A flyer found among the items at the Lost auction booth at Comic-Con had a hand-written number on the back. Upon calling it, pressing certain keys results in a subsequent message that asks for a password followed by a pound sign. The voicemail message is

{{quote=Professor Adam Nussdorf at Lost University. Professor Nussdorf is on sabbatical so will return to his office on September 22nd. This machine currently does not accept voicemail.}}

==See also==
*YouTube videos/Lost University==External links==
*http//lostuniversity.org lostuniversity.org
*Lostpedia blog post "Lost University - New ARG and Blu-Ray supplement" http//blog.lostpedia.com/2009/07/lost-university-new-arg-and-dvd.html
*''Los Angeles Times'' article on Lost University http//www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-lost-university8-2009dec08,0,7932415.story

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