Jamie MaKinster
Associate Provost for Curricular Initiatives and Development and Professor of Education
Phone: (315) 781-3304


Registration Period: April 20-June 9, 2023
First day of classes: May 22
Last day to drop/add a course: May 22
Last day to withdraw from a course: June 23
Last day to change grade status (graded to CR/DCR/NC): June 23
Last day of classes:
 June 23
Last day to change incomplete grades: Aug. 26
No class on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 and Juneteenth, Monday, June 19


Tuition: $3000 per course
Room (3-Week): $345
Meals (3-Week): $555
Room (5-Week): $575
Meals (5-Week): $925


Notification of withdrawal and requests for refunds must be made in writing and addressed to the appropriate Dean. A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before the third day of classes. After this deadline, tuition/room/board charges and the return of federal and education loans and other sources of aid will be prorated based upon the percentage of the term that the student is enrolled. If the student is enrolled past 60% of the term, there is no refund of costs of attendance. The official withdrawal date used by the appropriate Deans Office will be used to determine the prorated refund.


Tuition discounts are available to matriculated HWS students on a limited basis, based on demonstrated financial need (e.g., Pell eligibility).


Students may apply for summer housing here.

Summer Session

Summer Session is a 5-Week program (Monday, May 22 through Friday, June 23, 2023) that overlaps with Maymester. Current students and non-matriculated students may take a maximum of two courses during summer session with an HWS faculty member. Classes meet two hours a day (either 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.), five days a week. The tuition for courses is $3,000 for current HWS students, including graduating seniors, and non-matriculated students. Courses will be either in-person or remote depending on the instructor’s preference and availability. Modality is listed with each course below or may be found in the PeopleSoft course listing.

2023 Courses

DATA 101 Introduction to Data Analytics
GEO 107 Statistics for Citizens

DATA 101 Introduction to Data Analytics
Online Course
Professor Nan Crystal Arens
Introduction to Data Analytics introduces students to answering questions with data. We explore data types, obtaining data, integration, management, visualization, and examples of data modeling. We will also explore questions of data privacy, the ethics of collecting, storing and manipulating data, and the specter of bias. Students will also begin to acquire fluency in the R statistical coding language and will fine tune professional skills including effective communication, presentation, and storytelling with data. Students will develop a working knowledge of data analytics through hands-on projects and case studies in a variety of domains. Class sessions will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, discussion, independent coding work, and group collaboration. This introductory course is open to all students interested in the applications of data analytics and is the first course in the Data Analytics minor. The course partially satisfies the quantitative reasoning goal.

GEO 107 Statistics for Citizens
Online Course
Professor Nan Crystal Arens
Statistics surround us: Politicians tell us that “half of all Americans earn less than the median income…” The weather forecaster says “there’s a 30% chance of rain…” This course will explore the path from data to inference using basic descriptive statistics, data visualization and inferential tests such as t-tests, ANOVA, correlation and linear regression. Students will experience these ideas through a series of hands-on experimental and observational projects. They will visualize and analyze data in the R statistical computing environment. This course substantially satisfies the general curricular goal to reason quantitatively and partially satisfies an experience in scientific inquiry. This course can be used for the statistics requirement in the Data Analytics minor.


Loan Information
Students taking one class in the summer can apply for a private alternative loan to assist with the costs. Students taking two classes in the summer can have a parent apply for a federal parent loan or a private alternative loan to assist with the costs.

For more information regarding summer aid options, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 315-781-3315.