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Summer Scholars

One-Week Seminars

New for summer 2015, these non-credit Seminar courses are designed to give students the opportunity to learn more about different degree programs offered here at Loyola. These classes will involve hands-on activities and field trips.

Students may choose to take one (1) course during any given week. Program participants are required to attend a Family Orientation on Sunday prior to the first day of class. Each course meets Monday–Friday, but please note that instruction times may vary. 

Seminar A: TBD (June 2015)
Just The Time, Just The Place - Social Justice!  Caglayan Cetin Social Justice
Have you thought about making the world a better place? Do you want to understand why social injustices exist? Would you like to find out what you can personally do to overcome some of the injustices as a member of the global society?  And do you like watching movies and comedy shows, visiting museums and pizza?  Then, you belong here! 

Sustainability - Sustaining Your World, Conserving your environment

 Lane Vail Sustainability
Come learn how Loyola’s new Institute of Environmental Sustainability is tackling some of today’s most important local and global environmental issues.  Learn about growing food in the city and harvest your own dinner from Loyola’s on-campus vegetable gardens. Help us turn old waste fryer oil from the cafeterias into useful biodiesel fuel and other products.  Engage with college students and researchers about conserving our wonderful, precious Lake Michigan.  See how it all fits together and discover pathways to an interesting and fulfilling future in Environmental Science and Sustainability.


Seminar B: TBD (July 2015)
Fine Arts - Intro to Ballet Amy Wilkinson Fine Arts
Course Description TBA - The instruction for this course will occur from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

Science of the Body

Stephanie Wilson Intro to Medicine A
This course examines the anatomy and physiology of many body systems to include: nervous system, musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system and the respiration system, acute physiological adjustments to exercise and chronic physiological adaptations to exercise training.  


Seminar C: TBD (July 2015)
Hands-On Practice Stephanie Wilson Intro to Medicine B
This course examines the “hands-on” approach to medicine through practice-based labs and clinical activities in the simulation lab.  In addition, the students will learn various topics from guest speakers in nursing, physical therapy and nutrition.

Oppression and Power in the Local and Global Context

Jessica Mecellem Social Justice
This course provides an introduction to the basic elements in the study of social justice issues. Students will examine questions of oppression and power, socialization, and the role of institutions and history – applied to contemporary social justice issues.


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Tentative Daily Schedule

  • 8:00am – Breakfast
  • 8:45am – Travel to class
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm -- Classes meet
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm – College Life workshops & on-campus activities
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Departure for commuter students and Dinner for residential students
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Evening Activity (**optional for commuter students)
  • 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Free time
  • 10:00pm – Return to Messina
  • Midnight – Lights out

All students participate in daily program related activities from 8:00am – 4:30pm. Organized evening activities will take place until approximately 8:00pm.

**Participation in evening activities is optional for commuter students, but highly encouraged!

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Residential students live in Messina Hall with other Pre-College Summer Scholars participants. They will be asked to move in on Sunday prior to the first day of class and are able to move out on Saturday following the conclusion of their class. 

  HOUSING: shared room with other program participant(s)   $250
 * DINING includes all meals. Tentative based on 2014 rates
  PROGRAM FEE: to provide staffing, programs and activities   $250
TOTAL COST: $1,060
 TUITION   $350
 DINING: includes daily breakfast and lunch. Tentative based on 2014 rates
 PROGRAM FEE: to provide staffing, programs and activities   $190

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Summer Scholars · The Office of First-Year Experience · 255 Sullivan Center, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660 · Phone: 773.508.7381 · summerscholars@luc.edu

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