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 from mid-June to the beginning of August, 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

For Summer 2014: Tuition is $950 per undergraduate credit hour, $540 per graduate credit hour. Currently enrolled ND graduate students may apply for a summer tuition waiver.

Please consult the Summer Session home page for additional information on housing, meals, insurance, and other fees.

CARA Tuition Scholarships

Each summer, two students taking “Medieval Latin” or “Latin Paleography” for credit are awarded full tuition scholarships, funded by the Medieval Academy through the Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA). Room and board, and all additional fees are the responsibility of the scholarship recipients.

Scholarship applicants must be student members of the Medieval Academy and may be either advanced undergraduate or graduate students. Both elementary and intermediate Classical Latin, or the equivalent, taken recently for college credit, are prerequisites for enrollment in either course. For information on joining the Medieval Academy and its very reasonable student dues, consult its web site.

Scholarship applicants are advised to enroll in the course of their choice, then submit their scholarship application to the Medieval Institute. To apply for one of the CARA scholarships, please send a letter of intent, a resume, two letters of recommendation, and a transcript to the address below.

The deadline for Summer 2014 is May 1, 2014.

CARA Summer Scholarships
Medieval Institute
715 Hesburgh Library
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5629

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. Summer Session 2014 course information is on line and details about Summer 2015 will appear some time after February 1, 2015.

Address requests for further information on course enrollment to:

Office of the Summer Session
University of Notre Dame
300 Grace Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
tel: (574) 631-7043
fax: (574) 631-3865

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m.