How long has MSOE been running Summer Programs?

MSOE has offered summer programs for more than 20 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.

Focus and Explore Camps will conclude on Friday around 1 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
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Academic programming
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Check-out

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

MSOE will provide ground transportation from General Mitchell Airport and the Milwaukee Intermodal station 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 overnight camp and we encourage full participation in the program. Under special circumstances, exceptions may be made for commuters.

Will I have a roommate?

In 2021, each camper will be given their own single room. Ordinarily, 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?

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?

Yes, all classrooms and common spaces are air-conditioned.

How many participants will there be each week?

We will accept a maximum of 20 participants each week for the Explore Engineering Camp, split into two classes of 10 students. We will accept a maximum of 10 participants each week for the Focus Business Camp and 10 participants each week for the Focus Nursing Camps.

How do I register and pay?

You may register online as well as pay the total fee 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. While you may apply for more than one scholarship, there is a limit of one scholarship per student.  Please note that if you plan to register for multiple camps, your scholarship will only be applied to the total and not twice to each individual camp.

What happens after I register?

You will receive a receipt in the email you entered during registration and payment. The next confirmation will come when we send the forms that need to be filled out. We will send them via email in early June. An example of what the forms look like can be found here. If you want confirmation prior to the start of June, feel free to contact us.

What is the refund policy?

We understand that sometimes family plans change, so refunds for summer programs are available if you contact MSOE before June 1. After this date, arrangements of food, lodging, and academic/extracurricular programs will have been set and a refund cannot be issued.