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) course 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 from late June through mid-July.  Dates and schedules for 2018 are forthcoming.

Classes available during the Summer Program

During the summer program, students may take either ECN 102 (Macroeconomics) or HIS 154 (Forging the Modern World).  The ECN 102 course is part of the Business Core course requirements and serves as a worthwhile introduction to the workings of the business world.  The HIS 154 course is required of all SJU students as part of our Signature Course series.

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

Total costs for 2018 have not yet been set.  Costs for Summer 2017 were set at  $3,391 for residents and $2,360 for commuters.  Costs broke down as follows:

  • Program fee - $500
  • Course tuition - $1,752
  • Room and board or lunch meal plan for commuters - Room and board is set at $1,139 for residents and the lunch meal plan is set at $108 for commuters.