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 2018 are July 1-July 19.
Classes available during the Summer Program
Economics 101 (Microeconomics) and History 154 (Forging the Modern World) will be offered in Summer 2018. 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
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.