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. Students who wish to attend Freshman Orientation must schedule to do so during one of the first two orientation dates.
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 broke 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.