Summer and Academic Year Components
Summer Residential Program
During the summer, students participate in an intensive three-week program that includes a three-credit, academic advising, study groups, academic success workshops, social activities, and excursions in Chicago. Students live on campus and experience a typical first semester schedule. The program schedule usually runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Attendance and participation in the program is mandatory. Students are required to live on campus for three weeks.
Fall and Spring Semesters
During the Fall and Spring Semesters, students will enroll in small seminars taught by their academic advisors to build upon the skills developed in the summer component. Students will explore their options for majors, create a four-year plan for graduation, explore their values and interests, and practice their academic success strategies. Students will also continue to work with dedicated full-time faculty through specialized course options. The spring program seminar is a class in which students will develop leadership skills through the design, creation, and implementation of a community-based service-learning project in the city of Chicago.