This summer, the Newman Forum will run a weeklong Summer Institute for high school students at Mundelein Seminary. This year's Institute runs from July 28-Aug. 1.

Mornings will be spent learning philosophy and theology from college professors, and afternoons will be spent going on fun excursions throughout Chicagoland. (And the rumors are true...we do go to Six Flags!)


A brief overview of the schedule:

July 28, 2020

Arrive in the afternoon

Dinner and welcome activities (including bonfire)

July 29, 2020

Philosophy and theology in the morning

Six Flags in the afternoon

July 30, 2020

Philosophy and theology in the morning

Touring the Catholic culture of Chicago in the afternoon

July 31, 2020

Philosophy and theology in the morning

Relaxed evening (including a discussion of vocation)

August 1, 2020

Classes in the morning

Mass and a BBQ

Conclusion after lunch


The program cost is $300. Cost includes room and board at Mundelein Seminary, tickets to all afternoon excursions, transportation to and from excursions, and all supplies used during morning classes. 

Applications for the 2020 Summer Institute are due May 31, though priority will be given to students who submit their applications by May 1.

All high school students--including incoming freshmen and outgoing seniors--are welcome to apply! The group will be capped at 45 participants. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance the first week of June.