This course will not be offered in Summer 2019. Visit our course schedule for a list of available courses.
We have a summer in Storrs for you!
UConn's Pre-College Summer History: Renaissance course provides high school students the opportunity to learn from the past and explore monumental periods of cultural renewal and innovation at a nationally ranked public university campus.
The Best Way to Prepare for Tomorrow is to Start Today.
Offered during Session 2, our History: Renaissance course explores the ways that individual leadership, team-building, and patronage of culture on behalf of the common good can combine to enrich contemporary and future generations. Find out how the dynamics of innovation in the past can serve as models for cultural renewal today.
Dive into how the small city of Florence, Italy, produced iconic works of art and scholarship, including Brunelleschi’s cathedral dome, Michelangelo’s David, and Machiavelli’s The Prince, in just one century. Witness the cultural booms of 19th-Century Brooklyn and 20th-Century Harlem that's lasting benefits can still be seen today. Case-studies from Florence, Brooklyn, and Harlem indicate that the accumulation of wealth is not enough to build a rich culture: a critical mass of citizens must share ideals of what makes for a great culture, and be willing to invest time, effort, and money in its realization. Learning from the past, how might we foster cultural innovation to transform our own society in ways that can leave a lasting legacy?
2020 Pre-College Summer Dates:
Session 1: June 28 – July 4
Session 2: July 5 – July 11
Session 3: July 12 – July 18
Session 4: July 19 – July 25
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Cost and Session Information
Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense.
*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment.
Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process and is separate from enrollment costs. Our application fee is waived for students who apply before January 6th. After this date our standard application fee will be applied.
Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.
Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!
Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.