Fairfield University Offers High School Students a Taste of College Life

Fairfield University Offers High School Students a Taste of College Life

Media Contact: Susan Cipollaro, scipollaro@fairfield.edu , 203-254-4000 ext. 2726

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (May 25, 2017) — Fairfield University’s annual Summer Scholars Program, a two-week residential and academic college experience that offers rising high school seniors and juniors the opportunity to experience campus life as an undergraduate, returns Sunday, July 9, through Saturday, July 22, 2017 .

Program applications are available to students with a high school GPA of 3.2 or higher at fairfield.edu/summerscholars and will be accepted through June 30, 2017.

During the course of the two-week program, students will spend their time connecting with professors, meeting new friends, experiencing dorm life and studying fascinating subjects while earning college credits and bolstering their applications. Each summer scholar is required to take one, three-credit course of their choosing that will meet Monday through Friday for three hours a day. Courses are offered in a variety of subjects including biology, communication, economics, English, engineering, psychology and art. Students will be assigned an academic advisor to mentor them throughout the program and will also participate in a series of college prep workshops that include sessions on admission essays, career planning and the college search and application process.

While on campus, all summer scholars will live in double rooms in one of the University’s main residential halls and will have access to the many amenities offered on campus including a state-of-the-art library, recreational fields and the STAG Snack Bar.  After classes, students will also be invited to participate in a variety of fun and entertaining extra-curricular activities, including serving learning opportunities, movie nights, trips to the beach, karaoke socials and off-campus field trips.

For more information on the Summer Scholars Program or to apply, visit Fairfield.edu/summerscholars or contact Program Coordinator Sandy Richardson at 203.254.4000 ext. 2911.

Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools.  In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.

Posted On: 05-25-2017 11:05 AM

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