Program

If you want to know what being a Collegium student would be like - the campus, the courses, the food, the spiritual life, the activities - this is the experience for you.

Our space allows to bring in 25 students in each of the two weeks, on a first-come, first-served basis.  So don't delay to register.

Each day is a combination of prayer (traditional Mass and/or Vespers), classes, great food, meeting new friends, and recreational and social activities.

 

Tentative Weekly Schedule

Sunday
(Traditional Latin Mass is available at St. Mary’s, on the edge of campus, at 11:30AM.)
200-400PM    Arrival and check-in 
400PM        Campus Tour
545PM        Angelus and Dinner
630PM        Welcome and Orientation
730PM        Rosary and Vespers
820PM        Ice Breakers and Recreation
1020PM    Lights Out

 

Monday-Friday
800AM    Breakfast
845AM    Class I
945AM    Class II
1100AM    Mass
1200PM    Angelus and Lunch
100PM        Class III
200PM        Introduction to The Collegium I-V
245PM        Confessions and Adoration
330PM        Schola (optional)
400PM        Activity
545PM        Angelus and Dinner
700PM        Evening Activity
1020PM    Lights Out

 

Saturday
(Students can depart anytime from 600AM - 1100AM) 
8:00-9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast 

 

Classes

  • History Where did the English language originate? How did it evolve?  What makes it unique? What role does it play in human history and development?  You will discover this and more in this course. 

  • Theology  (description coming soon)

  • Philosophy  (description coming soon)

  • Music  Music is the handmaid of the Liturgy.  In these classes you will see how this is so.  We will explore some of the greatest works of the Church’s musical patrimony along with some of the most important musical developments in the Church’s history.

  • Latin  At The Collegium we don’t just read Latin.  We write it, listen to it, and speak it!  This class will demonstrate how our “deep dive” into Latin – our mother tongue – will change the way you think about learning languages.

  • Introduction to The Collegium  Five sessions exploring the curriculum, the spiritual life, the culture, the student life, and the campus surroundings of The Collegium.

 

Activities (subject to change)

  • Scavenger Hunt

  • Hike and Picnic

  • Bowling

  • Ice Skating

  • Cultural Trail/Park/Museum/Picnic/ Games

  • Maryland Theatre Event

  • Talent Show

  • Antietam Battlefield and Nutters Ice Cream

  • Trampoline Park

  • Fun Castle – Greencastle (putt-putt, laser tag, go karts, etc.)

  • Game-night at St. Mary’s

  • TreeTrekkers Zipline Aerial Park

Cost

The all-inclusive fee of $550 includes tuition, room and board, books and activity fees.​

  • Your application is not complete and will not be considered until payment in full has been made. Payment must be made at the time the application. (If not admitted, a full refund will be issued.)

  • In the case that an accepted student needs to cancel, a full refund will be given if requested at least a month prior to the start of the session.

Transportation

The Collegium is located in downtown Hagerstown, MD.  We are proud to be part of the revitalization of this historic town, adding our efforts to a recent renovation and expansion of the Maryland Theater, the opening of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, and the University of Maryland Hagerstown Campus.

Hagerstown is in the "neck" of Maryland, in the foothills of Western Maryland.  It is 75 miles from Baltimore and 75 miles from Washington DC, at the intersection of I-70 and I-81 - easily accessible from anywhere in the country and within a short drive to major historic sites and artistic events in Baltimore and Washington.  Hagerstown is located in Washington County, which is home, or close, to five national parks.

You may fly into Baltimore-Washington International airport, Reagan Airport, or Dulles International Airport and The Collegium will pick you up.  (Please contact us prior to purchasing airline tickets, so we can coordinate your arrival with our shuttle.)

Q & A 

What is the Dress Code?

  • See The Collegium Dress Code here.

 

Is there shuttle service from nearby airports?

  • Yes. We provide complimentary shuttle services for participants flying to Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI), Dulles Airport (IAD), or Washington Reagan Airport (DCA) at the beginning and end of the session. 

  • Coordinate your arrival/departure times with the Admissions Office (admissions@the-collegium.org or  412-913-2985). 

 

Are students required to participate in everything?

  • Yes, unless there is a documented medical reason not to do so.  The week is successful because everyone participates.

Can you accommodate students with food allergies?

  • Perhaps.  If you have a food allergy that requires special attention, please contact us first, to make sure that we can serve you properly.

 

Is Confession available during the week?

  • Yes. Daily

 

Is there an adult in charge while the program is going on? Someone that can contact parents in the case of an emergency?

  • Yes.  All Activities are supervised.  In addition, you will be given emergency contact information upon enrollment.

Where are students housed during the week?

  • Students stay in our residence hall, the historic Hamilton Hotel. Men are in one side of the hotel, women in the other.  There is no inter-visitation.  The faculty live in the same building.

  • Each student apartment is equipped with a washer and dryer, the use of which is complimentary.

Will the admissions staff be available to meet with me to discuss the requirements of attending The Collegium and to answer questions?

  • Yes, absolutely.

Rules and Regulations

During their week at The Collegium, all participants are required to follow and abide by the Rules & Regulations.

 

If accepted to the program, participants and their parents (or guardian) will be asked to read, review, and sign paperwork online agreeing to the terms set forth in the Rules & Regulations.

You can download our full packet of Rules & Regulations and permission forms HERE.  This packet is for reading purposes ONLY. Do not fill them out and send them in as forms.  The required signatures will be submitted on the Registration form below.

Registration

Complete the form below or at this link.

 

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The Collegium
Summer Weeks
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June 12-18, 2022
July 17-23, 2022