During the summer, Collegiate Scholars come to the University of Chicago campus for six weeks—from the last week in June to the first week in August—to take courses taught by University of Chicago faculty in a variety of disciplines.
Before summer session begins, new Collegiate Scholars attend an orientation weekend where they have the opportunity to stay in a dormitory on the University of Chicago campus and learn about the program as well as get to know their peers.
The First Summer
During the first summer, students take a humanities course, a writing course, and a math or physical sciences course.
Second and Third Summers
Options during the second and third summers include humanities or social sciences and math, biology, or physical sciences. Rising seniors also participate in College Countdown.
Some students may apply to participate in special programs.
Throughout the summer, students are also able to participate in Summer Socials, where they gather before or between classes to visit with their classmates over doughnuts, ice cream, or other treats.
Scholars also have the option to participate in summer sports, which include basketball, soccer, swimming, and more.
At the end of the summer, students participate in the culminating event, where they present what they have learned over the summer in front of an audience of parents and friends.