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Summer College FAQ

After the May 15 deadline, accepted students for summer college who have paid their deposit will receive a Pre-Arrival Packet in the mail detailing many of the items below, including all required forms along with dates and deadlines, special invitations, and residential life and health information checklists.

We've included answers to our most frequently asked questions below to help provide all the information you need to know about attending Hartwick's Summer College.

I understand I have to complete some required forms. Where can I find them?
When am I expected to arrive and depart?
What does a typical day include?
Will I need to bring additional money?
What attire would be appropriate and what should I bring?
Do I have to bring anything for my room?
Are there phones in the Residence Halls?
Will I be able to bring my own computer and are there computers on campus?
Will my course have a textbook that I need to buy in advance?
Where will I stay during the program? Who is in charge?
Is the campus safe?
What if I get sick while at Hartwick?
How do I find out who my roommate will be?
Is there a deadline for the $500 deposit to secure my place in Summer College?

I understand I have to complete some required forms. Where can I find them?
You may find all the necessary Summer College forms on our Summer College Forms Webpage. The Parent Approval form is required at the time of application. After acceptance, you will need to submit Health and Student Compatibility forms. All forms can be sent via fax to 607-431-4024, e-mailed as a PDF to summercollege@hartwick.edu, or mailed to:

Hartwick Summer College
c/o Rachel Stevenson
PO Box 4022
Oneonta, NY 13820

When am I expected to arrive and depart?
Check-in is on Saturday, July 5. At check-in you will receive your Orientation Packet and room key. You'll then be directed to your residence hall to move in and meet your roommate.

We are planning a family luncheon barbecue on the day of arrival. Your Pre-arrival Packet will include a reply card to reserve space for you and your family members along with detailed information on the day's events.

The last day of the program is Friday, July 25. We will invite your families to come and participate in closing ceremonies - a showcase of your academic achievements, a banquet, and an awards ceremony. Check out will follow. More details about this day will be included in your Pre-arrival Packet.

What does a typical day include?
The courses will be offered concurrently for three weeks from Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 25.

  • 8 a.m. - Breakfast in The Commons, Dewar Union
  • 9 a.m. to noon - Class with a full-time faculty member and one teaching assistant (TA) for support
  • noon to 1 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1 - 3 p.m. - Study Hall with TA present. Faculty will have office hours during this time or leadership seminar
  • 3 - 5 p.m. Down time in Binder Physical Education Center -- activity details TBD
  • 5 - 6 p.m. Dinner in The Commons, Dewar Union
  • 7 - 10 p.m. Resident Advisor (RA)/Counselor Programming - Leadership training, team building, and other activities scheduled during the week. There will be planned down time on some evenings.
  • 10 p.m. Curfew

We are planning a trip to an amusement park on one of the Saturdays and a picnic/barbecue at our very own Pine Lake Environmental Campus. While at Pine Lake, students will have the opportunity to participate in Ropes Course Training with our certified Challenge Education staff. We have two challenge course options: high ropes and low ropes. Sundays will be left open for on-campus programming - Outdoor Movie Theatre, magic and comedy shows, as well as local trips downtown with chaperones.

Will I need to bring additional money?
Plan to bring extra spending money for the college bookstore (apparel, supplies, personal items), souvenirs on planned trips or downtown. All admission fees for events and planned trips are included in the total cost of the program.

What attire would be appropriate and what should I bring?
This is a three-week program, pack accordingly - laundry facilities will be available. You will need to bring your own detergent. Dress will be informal for your classes, plan on one business casual outfit or suit for your showcase event. Be prepared for warm (occasionally hot) days. Nights are usually cooler - a hooded sweatshirt or light jacket may be necessary.

Do I have to bring anything for my room?
You will need to bring your own sheets (twin extra-long), a blanket, a towel, and pillow. You may also want to bring coat hangers, a small lamp and a fan, residence halls are not air conditioned.

Are there phones in the Residence Halls?
Phones are not provided in the residence hall rooms. You may want to bring a cell phone to stay connected to family and friends.

Will I be able to bring my own computer and are there computers on campus?
Computers will be available to students, as will along with special Hartwick access. You may bring one for use in your residence hall; however, your computer is your responsibility.

Will my course have a textbook that I need to buy in advance?
All textbooks will be pre-ordered for your convenience, to see if your course is using at text, please click on the individual course link from the Courses and Credit Webpage.

Where will I stay during the program? Who is in charge?
You will stay in a residence hall on campus with a roommate. Single rooms are also available. Current cost of the program includes a standard double room. Students are housed on separate floors by gender. Restrooms are also separated by gender, and each has individual shower stalls.

A Residential Director, a live-in staff member, will be in charge of residential portion of the program. This includes managing a residential life staff of RAs and counselors, the residence hall, and some programming.

Is the campus safe?
Hartwick has a Campus Safety staff of nine officers. All are fully trained and certified as required by New York State law. Officers conduct both foot and mobile patrols of the entire campus year-round, 24 hours a day. More about campus safety....

What if I get sick while at Hartwick?
The Perrella Wellness Center will be open 24/7 with a medical provider available by appointment Monday through Friday. Transportation and a chaperone will be provided for students needing further medical attention at Oneonta urgent care or hospital emergency room facilities. More about Perrella Wellness Center...

How do I find out who my roommate will be?
Students fill out the Roommate Compatibility form answering a variety of questions. The Residential Life staff then pairs students based on the answers to help provide a successful living environment.

Is there a deadline for the $500 deposit to secure my place in Summer College?
The deadline to pay your deposit is May 15, 2014.

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