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Summer Session

Summer Session runs from June 15 to July 17, 2020. Current students and non-matriculated students may take one or two courses with an HWS faculty member for two hours, five days a week. Classes are scheduled in the mornings, with afternoons and evenings for class preparation, projects and assignments.

The tuition for courses is $3,000 per course for current HWS students, including graduating seniors, and non-matriculated students. Room and board are extra, and campus housing and facilities will be available.

HWS matriculated students can register through their HWS PeopleSoft account. Non-matriculated students should fill out a non-matriculated student application form and send it to Associate Dean for Curricular Initiatives and Development David J. Galloway at

For Maymester courses, click here.


The following classes meet Monday – Friday, 8:30-10:26 a.m.

Nan Crystal Arens

GEO 107 Statistics for Citizens, Nan Crystal Arens
Statistics surround us: Politicians tell us that “half of all Americans earn less than the median income.” The weather forecaster says there’s a 30% chance of rain. This course will explore the path from data to inference using basic descriptive statistics, data visualization, and inferential tests such as t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, and linear regression. Students will experience these ideas through a series of hands-on experimental and observational projects. They will visualize and analyze data in the R statistical computing environment. This course substantially addresses the Quantitative Reasoning Goal and partially addresses the Scientific Inquiry Goal.

Christine Woodworth

THTR 130 Acting I, Chris Woodworth
Non-actors often ask actors “how do you learn all those lines,” thinking that the memorization process is the bulk of what it is to be an actor. This course will work to demystify the acting process and to introduce the beginning student to the craft of acting through the use of improvisation, theatre games, acting exercises, monologues and scene work. Instead of simply relying on their instincts, students will learn how to craft a performance through careful analysis of the character and the script with a special emphasis placed objective/action-based acting. Time will also be spent discussing how the techniques we learn about acting can help us in our pursuit of accomplishment in other professional settings such as job interviews, business presentations and public speeches. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in acting and directing. This course substantially addresses the Artistic Process Goal.

The following classes meet Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. -12:56 p.m.

Chris Hatch

AMST 207 Baseball and America, Chris Hatch
This class focuses on baseball and its relationship to American culture. For a long time, baseball has been the quintessential American game. In this class, we will examine the role(s) of technology, media, culture, and nationalism in explaining the unique role of baseball to the American identity. This course partially addresses the Cultural Differences Goal and the Social Inequality Goal.

Susan Hess

WRRH 225 Professional Writing, Susan Hess
Preparing students for the principles and practices of professional writing in nonacademic settings is the focus of this course. It explores the way rhetoric functions in professional cultures and, more broadly, within a high-tech “information society.” Issues of gender relations and multiculturalism in the workplace are also addressed. Students investigate, read, and write about professional writing, as well as practice its numerous forms, including (but not limited to) job application materials, letters and memos, reports and proposals, oral presentations, and electronic communications.


David J. Galloway
Associate Dean for Curricular Initiatives and Development and Associate Professor of Russian Area Studies

Phone: (315) 781-3304

Important Dates

Registration Period: March 30 – May 1. For more information, click here.

First day of classes: June 15

Last day to drop/add a course: June 16

Last day to withdraw from a course: July 17

Last day to change grade status (graded to CR/DCR/NC): July 17

Last day of classes: July 17

Last day to submit incomplete grades: September 4

Estimated Costs

(Estimated costs are for current students for five weeks of services)

Summer session campus housing and food: $1,500**


Summer Session lodging: $450

Summer Session meal plan: $1,050

Summer Session grand total for lodging and meals: $1,500

Questions can be directed to Erica Cooney-Connor, Director, Conferences and Events at (315) 781-3103 or

Additional Financial Info

Refund Policy
Notification of withdrawal and requests for refunds must be made in writing and addressed to the appropriate Dean with copies to the Student Accounts Office. A full refund will be given to students who withdraw after tuition, room, and board have been paid, but who withdraw prior to registration and the second day of classes. After the second day of classes, the refund of tuition, room, board, and return of federal and education loans and other sources of payments, are prorated based upon the percentage of the Summer term that the student is enrolled. If the student is enrolled past 60% of the Summer term, there is no refund of costs of attendance, and no loans will be returned to the grantors. The official withdrawal date used by the appropriate Deans Office will be used to determine the prorated refund.

Loan Information
Students taking one class in the summer can apply for a private alternative loan to assist with the costs. Students taking two classes in the summer can have a parent apply for a federal parent loan or a private alternative loan to assist with the costs.

For more information regarding summer aid options, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 315-781-3315.


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