Summer at Stetson: Special Session

Special Summer Session for Fall 2023 First-Year Students (Session 4)

Stetson is offering all Fall 2023 first-year students a Special Summer Session that starts in June. Faculty are offering a variety of courses specifically for incoming students including public speaking, history, mathematics, anthropology, economics and computer science. Many of these courses fulfill general education requirements; all of them provide a great opportunity to engage with Stetson faculty and students in learning, exploring and expanding your Stetson experience.

Alternatively, Stetson is offering a select number of courses in a four-week session between June 15 and July 17. These short, intense learning experiences are good choices for first-year students and include art courses in drawing and painting, an introduction to sociology, an introduction to anthropology and creative writing courses. 

Incoming students may take no more than one course in the six-week term that runs June 20 - August 1 and/or in Session 3 that runs June 15 - July 17.

Special Summer Session Scholarship

All Fall 2023 first-year students, including new transfer students, will qualify for a $1,000 scholarship toward the price of one course during either the Summer Session 3, four-week term or the Special Summer Session six-week term. This represents a significant reduction of over 40% on normal summer pricing. Courses for this session are online, so you can complete a course wherever you are or wherever you might be traveling to this summer. As our current students and Student Success staff will tell you, taking a summer class helps prepare you for fall classes and gives you a head start on completing your Stetson degree.

Summer Engagement Experience with Stetson Faculty and Staff

During this Special Summer Session, faculty and staff will also be offering a short, concentrated and special seminar experience titled, "Becoming a Stetson Pre-Health Student." This is a non-credit, non-graded learning adventure. This engagement experiences is online, so you can join in from anywhere, and there is no cost for participation (although a $25 registration fee will apply).  

How Do I Get Started?

If you are interested in participating in the Special Summer Session (Session 4) and/or the Summer Engagement Experience, please contact [email protected] to get started. Incoming students participating in for-credit courses will work with first-year advising to ensure that your fall schedule accounts for the coursework you might plan to complete during the summer.


If you have questions about the summer courses or programming, either the six-week or four-week courses, or about the Summer Engagement Experiences, please contact Mitchell G. Reddish, coordinator for Stetson Summer Programs, at [email protected].