‘Summer at Home’ Courses: Remote Study at Your Pace

Mitchell’s Summer at Home program offers enrolled students the opportunity to take online courses through a partnership with Acadeum, a course-sharing consortium.

2023 Session Information


Cost per Course: $1,350
Duration: Varies from 3 to 8 weeks, depending on course
Credits: All Summer at Home courses are 3 credits
Schedule: Courses are asynchronous (self-paced)
Registration Deadline: Registration closed
Support: Learning support will be available for all Summer at Home students, free of charge.

NOTE: During the course registration process you will need to complete a Summer at Home Agreement Form and email it to the Registrar’s Office, Registrar@Mitchell.edu.

Summer at Home 2023 Course Options


Course Name Dates Offerred LMS Mitchell Course Equivalent
Academic and Career Success Seminar 6/5–7/16 Blackboard Elective Credit
College Algebra 6/26–8/5 Moodle MA105
Dance Appreciation 5/30–7/24 brightspace DA110
Ethics 6/26–8/5 Moodle HD305
Human Sexuality 6/5–7/16 Blackboard SO227
Intro to Criminology 5/30–7/24 brightspace CJ245
Intro to Psychology 6/5–7/29 Moodle PY105
Organizational Communication 6/6–7/17 Blackboard CO320
Principles of Economics 6/5–6/30 Moodle EC101

MiniMesters: Earn College Credits in Just 2 Weeks!

MiniMesters offer a unique opportunity to take a 2- to 4-credit college course in a compressed timeframe. These compact courses allow you to earn credits toward your degree, sharpen your professional skills or enjoy pursuing a passion. You don’t have to be enrolled as a student at Mitchell to take a class and the registration process is quick and easy.

MiniMester Sessions (January and May) are open to Mitchell College students and the public. All students are encouraged to discuss their course choices with an Academic Advisor BEFORE registering online. Internships during MiniMesters are available for current Mitchell students only and require prior permission.

Notes: Students are not permitted to take more than one class per MiniMester session due to the accelerated timeframe of these sessions. Non-Mitchell students must complete an enrollment process with their MiniMester registration in order to earn college credit.

2023 Session Information

January MiniMester (completed)

May MiniMester: May 15–27

Note: The MiniMester is offered twice annually, in January and May.


3 credits = $1,350
4 credits = $1,800
6 credits = $2,700

Optional Services

Bentsen Learning Center Assistance = $585 per course
Housing = $480

NOTE: Students who are on a financial hold must pay all back balances before registering for a MiniMester course or Internship.

MiniMester Housing & Meal Plan

Current Resident Students

Students wishing to live on campus during the MiniMester—including those currently living in a Residence Hall—must apply for housing for the MiniMester. Resident students who register for a MiniMester class must get housing approval.* The cost for campus housing during the MiniMester is $480.

*Resident students who withdraw from their MiniMester class will be subject to a prorated room charge for days on campus. Those choosing to stay in their room after the end of the MiniMester will be charged the daily rate $40. Exceptions based on extenuating circumstances can be considered.

Commuter Students and Others Needing Housing during the MiniMester

Non-resident MiniMester applicants wishing to reside on campus for the MiniMester must complete a housing application. The cost for campus housing during the MiniMester is $480.

NOTE: Residence Halls are staffed during the MiniMester.

Housing Application

To secure housing for the MiniMester, fill out and submit the Housing Application by 5:00pm on Friday, May 5.

MiniMester Meal Plan:

  • Option 1: 30-meal Block $500 (includes breakfast, lunch, dinner Monday-Friday)
  • Option 2: 20-meal Block $350 (includes breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday)

NOTE: Dining Room not open on Saturday and Sunday
Meal Plan Registration www.mitchellcollegedining.com

COVID Guidelines

The latest COVID information for on-campus students is provided here.


Email: Registrar’s Office
Call: 860-701-5019 

MiniMester Registration


Important Dates

May Session Dates: May 15–27 (Monday–Saturday, 12 Class Days)
Registration Opens: April 3, 2023
Last Day to Enroll: Registration closed

Last Day to Withdraw with “W” Grade: May 24, noon

Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisor BEFORE registering online. Course times, days and instructors are subject to change depending upon college needs. A course may be cancelled if insufficiently enrolled. Students enrolled in a course will be notified immediately upon the college decision to cancel a course. Note: Two 10-minute breaks are built in to each class day. All classes are Monday–Saturday unless noted differently.

Non-Mitchell students wishing to earn college credits will need to complete an enrollment process when registering for a MiniMester class using the “Other Registrants” button below. 

Contact the Registrar at:
860-701-5019 or registrar@mitchell.edu

May MiniMester 2023 Course Options

NOTE: Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise specified.



Course Number Course Name Course Description Instructor Time Mode of Delivery Credits Notes
AR280 Digital Photography This course will provide students with an understanding of techniques and trends in contemporary digital photography, as both a medium for self-expression and a tool for use in capturing images.  The basic concepts and terminology of traditional photography, composition, color theory, lighting methods and equipment are covered in the context of planning and capturing images.  Students learn to plan, compose and optimize images destines for digital media and print.  The student must possess a device that contains a digital camera. Campos   1:00 – 4:30pm          In Person           3 credits
BI199  Sp Topics: Exploring Nature: Readings and Reflections This course will use creative non-fiction books as a starting point for discussions regarding human impact on the environment, sources of human conflict with nature, and solutions for managing human nature conflict. Mini lectures will focus on understanding environmental and ecological concepts such as: habitat fragmentation, climate change, over exploitation of resources, biodiversity, evolution and natural selection, animal behavior, population dynamics, issues related to introduced species, and human responsibility for preserving ecosystems. Students will be asked to investigate some current news articles related to the environmental topics discussed. Laboratory exercises will reinforce ecological concepts while introducing students to the scientific method. Several of the lab activities will be conducted outdoors on the Mitchell College campus. NOTE: This class has a required lecture and lab component.,   Dobley   8:30am – 1:00pm In Person 4 credits
HI295 History Through Film Prerequisite: CW101 or permission of the instructor. HI295 offers students the opportunity to study history through a variety of visual media, primarily documentaries and cinematic portrayals of selected historical events, issues, and personalities. Each semester, the class studies historical topics that have a global dimension: such as war, revolution, and important historical figures who have instigated social change. Primary emphasis will be placed upon twentieth century movements including but not limited to imperialism, World War I and II, the Cold War, and civil rights  O’Leary 1:00 – 4:30pm Remote Learning 3 credits 
PY216 Psychology of Well-Being Students will consider various topics tied to psychological well-being (e.g., happiness, positive emotions, living in the present, resilience and post-traumatic growth, optimism, self-discipline and grit, gratitude, empathy and forgiveness, and physical health) as they strengthen their ability to evaluate information, identify multiple perspectives, and assess different arguments. The relevance of positive psychology will be emphasized through a direct application of empirically-supported interventions to  students’ well-being. Dr. Tara Broccoli 12:00-3:30pm Remote Learning 3 credits


Winter Session (completed)

Summer Session: May 15–August 4, 2023 (13 weeks)


Note: Internships are offered twice annually, in Winter and Summer.

Session Information

Registration Opens: April 3, 2023
Last Day to Enroll: Registration closed
Last Day to Withdrwaw with “W” Grade: July 15, noon

Students must have permission from the Office of Integrative Career Development to sign up for an internship prior to registering online. Internship scheduling will be determined by the instructor. Regardless of the actual length of an internship, courses encompass the entire 13 weeks and all hours/paperwork/grades are officially submitted in August.

Contact: Paul Dunn at dunn_p@mitchell.edu,  860-701-7739

Summer Internship Options

NOTE: Internships vary from 3 to 12 credits.


Course Number Course Name Instructor Credits
BS340  Behavioral Science Internship I TBA, Dunn (3 credits)
BS440  Behavioral Science Internship II TBA, Dunn  (3 credits)
LM450  L&M Internship II TBA, Dunn (3 credits)
LM451 L&M Senior Internship II TBA, Dunn (6 credits)
SC450 Science Internship I  TBA, Dunn (3 credits)
SC451                Science Internship II  TBA, Dunn (3 credits)
SC452 Science Internship  TBD, Dunn (6 credits)
SC453 Science Internship TBA, Dunn (12 credits)