How long has MSOE been running Summer Programs?

MSOE has offered summer programs for more than 15 years.

What time is check in and checkout?

You should check in between 3-5 p.m. on the Sunday of the program. Special arrangements can be made for late or early check-in if necessary. Please contact us if you need to make any special accommodations.

Each Friday there is a closing ceremony that begins at 1p.m. in the Kern Center. Your parents, family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend the ceremony. Checkout immediately follows the conclusion of the ceremony, which will be around 2:30 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for late checkout if necessary.

What is a typical day like?

We’ll keep you busy from breakfast through fun activities in the evening hours. Below is a general schedule for each day of camp.

3 – 5 p.m. Check-In and room assignments
5 p.m. Mandatory floor meeting (participants only)
5:30 p.m. Dinner and welcome activities (participants only)
11 p.m. Lights out
Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Academic programming
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Academic programming
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Evening activity
11 p.m. Lights out
Friday *
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Academic programming
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Closing ceremony with parents/guardians
2:30 p.m. Campus tours (optional)

* Does not apply to EXPLORE Students. Explore students have an extra half-day of Academic programming instead of a closing ceremony. Explore student pick-up is between 5 and 6 p.m. on Friday.

What if I am arriving via air, train or bus?

MSOE will provide ground transportation at no extra cost. Also, if you need to arrive a day early and/or stay a day late due to travel arrangements, you may stay in the residence halls an additional day at no extra cost. A travel form will be provided in the final confirmation packet so we can be made aware of your travel plans. Obtain confirmation of registration prior to making any travel plans.

Can I bring a vehicle to campus?

Yes, however, the vehicle must remain parked the remainder of the program. Participants are not allowed off campus unless previous arrangements have been made. There is no additional cost for parking.

Do I have to stay overnight?

This is a resident camp and we encourage full participation in the program. Under special circumstances, exceptions may be made for commuters.

Will I have a roommate?

Yes, there are 2 campers per room and we can accommodate roommate requests. If there is an uneven number of participants, someone may end up in a single room.

Are the residence halls air-conditioned?

A: The common areas of the residence halls are air-conditioned, but the rooms are NOT. It is strongly encouraged that each participant bring a fan.

Are the classrooms air-conditioned?


How many participants will there be each week?

We will accept a maximum of 80 participants each week of Discover. Each area of Focus has a limit, based on lab accommodations, generally 20 per session.

How do I register and pay?

You may register online as well as pay the deposit and balance online. Please note that if you’re going to apply for a Summer Programs scholarship, you must do that BEFORE you register and pay.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes, please see the web page about scholarships. Note you must apply for a scholarship BEFORE you register and pay. If you are awarded a scholarship, we’ll give you a scholarship number that is unique to only you for use when you register.