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Summer Passport

Summer Passport is the four-week residential component of the program held before fall semester classes begin. 

July 29 to Aug. 24, 2018

During Summer Passport invited students have the opportunity to:

  • Earn one unit of academic credit for completing one course designed and taught by Holy Cross faculty.
  • Participate in skill-building workshops (time management, study skills, effective reading strategies, exam preparation).
  • Form a supportive community on campus through classmates, Pathfinders, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Become familiar with the community off campus through field trips and tours.
  • Participate in campus experiential learning workshops and opportunities.

At the end of the summer portion students will start the fall semester by participating in Fall Gateways.

Summer Passport Courses

The courses scheduled for Passport 2022 are:

Math Functions: Concepts and Techniques (1 section)
In this course, students will study the functions commonly encountered in calculus, particularly those used in applications to the physical and life sciences, as well as economics and other social sciences. These include the linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. We will develop our understanding of these functions by algebraic, graphical and numerical techniques.
Satisfies Common Area Requirement: Math

The Elements of Writing Argument (3 sections)
This course is an introduction to academic writing with an emphasis on writing from sources.  The course will focus on the writing process, organization, style, revision, editing, documentation, and use of the library. Students will have the opportunity to read and discuss selections from professional and student writers, to express and develop their ideas clearly in reflective, expository, and persuasive papers, and to develop their own writing styles and voices.  The course will center on reading, thinking, and writing critically.  In this class we will explore writing in a variety of contexts to understand how the particular language that is writing acts to shape, define, and often change the world around us.
Satisfies Common Area Requirement: Free Elective

Students will be informed of their Passport course placement upon arrival on campus Sunday, July 29th. Placement is determined by Holy Cross faculty and Passport administrators after reviewing a number of factors including, but not limited to: Passport Writing Diagnostic, Qualitative Literacy & Reasoning Assessment, potential major(s), and high school transcript.

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Sample Schedule

Wondering what happens at Summer Passport? The Summer 2018 schedule is not yet available, but get a sense of the program by reviewing the 2017 schedule.