Summer Study

Summer at ND
Summer on the Notre Dame campus

During the summer, the Medieval Institute regularly offers classes in medieval languages and paleography to graduate students and qualified undergraduates from Notre Dame and elsewhere. Occasional offerings are also available in history, English, theology, languages, and other fields. While in summer residence, students have access to the bountiful resources of the Medieval Institute and its renowned library.

Most summer courses run for six weeks between June and July, an ideal time to enjoy the luxury of uninterrupted study in the pastoral setting of the Notre Dame campus. Participants in the summer program benefit both from the expertise and commitment to their disciplines that our summer faculty members bring to their teaching, and from the smaller enrollments and shorter, concentrated duration of most summer classes, which also permit sustained and frequent contact between student and teacher. While graduate students, especially, find the summer session to be an ideal opportunity to acquire the skills they need for their degree programs, these classes also appeal to others imbued with a love of the Middle Ages.

Fees and Costs

Please consult the Summer Session Tuition & Financial Aid page for information on tuition costs, housing, meals, insurance, and other fees.

CARA Tuition Scholarships

The Medieval Academy of America (through its Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA)) offers a limited number of stipends for graduate students taking summer courses in medieval languages or manuscript studies. Scholarship applicants must be student members of the Medieval Academy with at lease one year of graduate school remaining. Both the Medieval Institute’s “Medieval Latin” and “Latin Paleography” classes qualify for this stipend program. For information on joining the Medieval Academy and its very reasonable student dues, consult its web site.

For complete information, including the Summer 2016 application deadline, see CARA Summer Programs and Tuition Scholarships.

Course Enrollment

Note that course enrollment and the application for a CARA scholarship are separate processes. For course enrollment and general information on the upcoming University of Notre Dame summer session, visit the Summer Session web site. Enrollment for all summer courses follows the deadlines and procedures of the University’s Summer Session Office. 

Address requests for further information on course enrollment to the Office of the Summer Session.