If you are an incoming First-Year Student who is excited about starting college and looking forward to moving into your residence hall and meeting new friends as soon as possible, Wittenberg’s Summer College Program is a great opportunity for you! Summer College is a two week program, from August 6 – 20 and has many benefits, which include the opportunity to:
1. Work with multiple award-winning professors who can serve as mentors at the start of the semester
2. Engage with a small group of peers in an experience that includes hands-on learning and field experiences, including fun and exciting off-campus excursions. Field experiences may include: a canoe trip, zip-line canopy tour, or an archeological excavation on Wittenberg's campus!
3. Get an early start to living on campus before the approximately 2,000 undergraduate students arrive on campus in the Fall.
4. Earn two elective credits by taking 20 hours of instruction time, as well as receive guidance on how to manage time and ease the anxiety of beginning your first semester at college.
5. Become intellectually and personally engaged in academic inquiry and understand the relationship between the world of learning and your own life
By the start of the fall semester you'll be well acquainted with the Wittenberg campus; you'll have gained confidence in meeting and talking with professors; and you'll have made a close-knit circle of friends with other first-year students. Past participants contribute feeling better prepared for Wittenberg courses, enjoying greater academic and personal self-esteem, and benefiting from a lighter course load during the fall semester to the Summer College Program.
Grace Under Pressure: The Secrets of Survival
Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for this Summer College please click on the registration link below. Please note that your non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to complete the Summer College registration.
Registration is now open for Summer College 2014. Registration can be found here.
Who can attend Summer College? Summer College is only available to incoming First-Year Wittenberg Students who will be enrolling in the Fall semester.
When is it? August 6 – 20 the two weeks before the start of New Student Days.
Where will it be held? All classes are held on Wittenberg’s campus but there are various excursions to local and not so local landmarks, exhibits, adventures and more!
Where will I live? All Summer College students live in one of the dorms on campus.
What is the cost of the program? The cost of Summer College is $1,000. Please contact the Office of Academic Services for more information. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration to ensure your spot. The balance is billed to your student account.
Who leads the program? Two of our award winning faculty members team teach the course. Dr. Robert Davis & Dr. Margaret Goodman will team teach "Grace Under Pressure."
What courses will be offered? “Grace Under Pressure”: The Secrets of Survival
What is the schedule like? Classes will meet daily in the morning and generally wrap-up by noon. There are occasionally afternoon or evening activities however. The rest of the time you will be working on readings, homework and studying. The building RA will also organize some activities for evening hours.
How much work will there be? This is an intensive two credit course that is condensed into two weeks, so there is a good amount of work involved. You should be prepared to do readings every night while also working on papers, presentations, and other homework assignments.
Who do I contact if I have further questions? Please contact John Harrelson, Summer Orientation Coordinator, in the Office of Academic Services.
Hear it firsthand from past participants!
"Summer College is worth your money...we experienced the liberal arts education in miniature, which prepared us for college. Academics aside, Summer College is fun...If I could take all of my courses like that, I would do so in a heartbeat."
--Henry Kempker (Class of 2015)
"The work gave me a general idea of what the college work-load would be like, and the experience of going out to a professor's house and going on field trips such as canoeing and zip-lining was awesome... Summer College gives you a group of good friends who you get to know very well and can always rely on. I met my best friend here at Summer College... You get a good start on the work-load, you meet great friends, and you get to know the campus very well before everyone else, it's a great head-start."
--Dylan Sharkey (Class of 2015)
"...I was nervous about how I would handle the transition from high school to college. This program really prepared me for the transition. I had a better understanding of where everything is on campus...I loved this program and would recommend it to any high school student."
-- Kevin Meyer (Class of 2015)
For additional information about the Summer College program, please contact:
Summer Orientation Coordinator
937-327-7958 or 1-800-677-7558, ext. 7958