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Saints & Scholars


Registration for Saints & Scholars 2024 is now open!

Session 1: July 14-19, 2024

Session 2: July 21-26, 2024

Program Details

The Saints & Scholars Summer Theology Institute is a one-week, pre-college program that provides 80 high school students each year the opportunity to:

  • Receive College Credit
  • Live on a college campus—and benefit from the peer mentorship of select ϲʹ Cross College students
  • Participate in lively seminar discussions that are rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and guided by faculty from ϲʹ Cross College and the University of Notre Dame
  • Serve community organizations related to your area of interest
  • Share community-building experiences with students from around the world

The week features numerous faith-based activities including daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, praying the Liturgy of the Hours, and is rounded out with tons of fun—basketball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, an evening dance/social, all while students explore our beautiful campus in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Available Tracks for 2024

Each participant chooses an area of interest to focus on for seminar discussions, field trips, and fun activities throughout the week.
Each of our four distinctive tracks enable participants to investigate how faith intersects with a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Media
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Visual Arts

Regardless of which track you choose, you will explore the Institute’s fundamental question: What kind of saint is God calling me to become?

Cost

The full Saints & Scholars week-long experience costs $425. This program fee covers:

  • Classroom materials
  • Accommodations in a campus residence hall for five nights
  • Meals

Those who attend a Congregation of ϲʹ Cross school or parish or those whose parish is in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend may attend for $325. Financial assistance may also be available upon inquiry.

Scholarships Available

• Those who attend a Congregation of ϲʹ Cross school or parish or those whose parish is in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend may attend for $325.
• Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more (to qualify for the group discount code, email [email protected] with a list of all interested students).
• If you need financial assistance, email [email protected] for scholarship opportunities.

Additional Programs

For the first time ever, Saints & Scholars is partnering with Cross & Anchor – a new leadership summit at ϲʹ Cross College. Cross & Anchor is a one week program that educates both hearts and minds in the classical program of the natural virtues leading one to become a virtuous leader. Those attending Cross & Anchor will learn how virtuous leadership impacts a variety of disciplines including:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Visual Arts

Dates:

July 7-12: Cross & Anchor

July 14-19: Saints and Scholars (session #1)

July 21-26: Saints and Scholars (session #2)

All weekend housing/meals will be provided at no extra cost. Your weekend will be filled with plenty of rest, the chance to enjoy our beautiful campus, do laundry, and a Saturday excursion to the Indiana Dunes National Park. Please bring modest swimwear and sun safety gear for the Indiana Dunes, and additional clothing for the extra days you are in South Bend, Indiana. Your first full day of Saints & Scholars begins Sunday July 14, 2024.

If you are interested in registering for Cross & Anchor during Saints & Scholars, register now!

Saints & Scholars + Notre Dame Vision

Saints & Scholars offers an additional week of formation for high school students with Notre Dame Vision. In partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s McGrath Institute for Church Life, students spend one week at Notre Dame Vision followed by a second week at Saints & Scholars.

Find out more about Notre Dame Vision by visiting the program website found .

Dates

Session #1: July 14th-July 19th

  • July 8th-12th: Notre Dame Vision
  • July 14th-19th: ϲʹ Cross College Saints and Scholars

Session #2: July 21st-July 26th

Cost

A $850 registration fee covers both weeks ($425 Vision and $425 Saints & Scholars)

How to apply

When applying to a particular week of Saints & Scholars, be sure to fill out the section titled “Notre Dame Vision + Saints and Scholars” if you would like to take part in the joint experience!

ND + SSI Weekend Experience Details

Those participating in the joint Notre Dame Vision + Saints & Scholars experience will have a weekend opportunity between the two programs for rest, relaxation, and the deepening of friendships made at Notre Dame Vision. On the afternoon of your last day at Notre Dame Vision (July 12th), you will take your luggage and all belongings and belongings and meet with our Saints & Scholars mentors to travel to the ϲʹ Cross College Campus.

Once all participants have been accounted for, our mentor team will walk you to the Main Circle where mentors in Saints & Scholars will load your luggage into our school vans and and drive it to ϲʹ Cross College. You and the rest of your peers, guided by our Saints & Scholars mentors, will walk from Main Circle to ϲʹ Cross College. Your path is shown in the following map.

It is important for good communication and for your safety that both you and your parent/guardian are informed of this transition process. Once you have arrived at ϲʹ Cross College, you will have time to unpack and eat lunch in our Dining Hall. Following a brief orientation, your weekend will be filled with plenty of rest, the chance to enjoy our beautiful campus, do laundry, and a Saturday excursion to the Indiana Dunes National Park. Note: Those participating in the ND Vision + Saints & Scholars experience are asked to bring modest swimwear and sun safety gear for the Indiana Dunes, and additional clothing for the extra days you are in South Bend, Indiana. Your first full day of Saints & Scholars begins either Sunday July 14, 2024.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call 574-239-8631.