What is the Summer Hawks Program?

The Summer Hawks Program is an opportunity for incoming freshmen to gain a head start on their collegiate careers.  As part of this summer program, students take a three credit general education program (GEP) or Business Core course (for business majors) and participate in college life.  This not only introduces students to college-level coursework and to campus resources, but also permits students to take a reduced course load in the fall semester.

The Summer Academic Program

Summer Hawks participate in a three week academic program.  Dates for Summer 2019 are June 30-July 18.

Classes available during the Summer Program

Economics 102 (Macroeconomics) and History 154 (Forging the Modern World) will be offered in Summer 2019.  The economics course fulfills a Business Core requirement for business majors, while History 154 is required of all undergraduate students.

A Preview of College Life

While participating in the program, students have the option to live in a residence hall or to commute from home.  Students experience many aspects of college life during the program, including:

  • Utilizing academic support services provided by the Writing Center and the Office of Learning Resources
  • Frequenting the fitness center and the dining hall
  • Attending campus programs and trips

Estimated Costs of the Program

Costs for the 2019 program will be finalized in May 2019.  Total costs for 2018 were $3,410.50 for residents and $2,360 for commuters.  Costs break down as follows:

  • Program fee - $500
  • Course tuition - $1,752 (2018 rate)
  • Room and board or lunch meal plan for commuters - Room and board was set at $1,158.50 for residents and the lunch meal plan was set at $108 for commuters.