Immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of media and communications. Produce live radio content on 88.9FM WQSU, Susquehanna University’s award-winning radio station, and learn cutting-edge audio and video production techniques. Unleash the design power of Adobe Creative Cloud and develop photography skills that will increase your knowledge of visual communication. You’ll understand the creative process successful brands use to persuade, inform, educate and entertain through the hands-on sessions presented by media professionals and full-time faculty.
You’ll also learn how to work with the media in a public relations and advertising role. Pitch story ideas, develop creative campaigns and learn how brands use effective storytelling to engage consumers.
Students entering grades 11–12 are invited to register.
Attend daily workshops and seminars led by media professionals and SU professors
Produce a live, one-hour radio broadcast
Learn journalistic writing skills and formats
Learn how to create polished print materials with Adobe Creative Cloud
Learn the art of on-air interviewing
Better understand the use of social media in a professional setting
Develop knowledge of editing and production software and understand the creative approaches needed for successful video content
Create a digital portfolio of your week’s work
Network with industry professionals, Susquehanna faculty and current communications students
Visit an off-campus multimedia facility
Experience life in college residence halls and three meals a day in Evert Dining Room
Unwind with two pizza parties
Attend an etiquette dinner
Check-In at SU
Sunday, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Degenstein Campus Center, Mellon Lounge
Things to Bring
Blanket (if desired) Linens, including sheets, a pillowcase, a thin blanket and towels will be provided.
Snacks, drinks (if desired) There is access to a small kitchenette with mini fridge, sink and microwave.
Blanket or beach towel to sit on for outdoor movie night
Casual clothing for classes and most scheduled events
Business casual outfit for presentations on Saturday morning
Tennis rackets, frisbees, etc. (if you enjoy playing)
Writing folder/tablet, pens, pencils
Spending money (for bookstore, evening snacks, if desired)
While there aren’t any campus health center services available for the Summer Pre-College Programs participants, program staff will have first aid kits for minor scrapes and scratches.
Should a program participant need any emergency attention, local hospitals, Med Express and Care Centers are readily available. Parents/guardians will be contacted immediately to discuss options and insurance arrangements.
The Medical Form is a crucial part of any medical or emergency procedure and must be returned before the start of the program for the student to be considered fully registered.
Cars on Campus
If a student drives to campus for any of the Summer Pre-College Programs, the Event Management Office will hold the keys to the vehicle from Sunday afternoon to the following Saturday morning.
Program participants are not permitted to leave campus unless the activity is part of the program’s schedule, and they are accompanied by student counselors or program directors.
Violation of this or any other regulation established by the “Principles of Student Conduct” will forfeit a student’s participation in the program.
Cell Phones (please note)
Students may have access to their cell phonesexcept forthe following times: classroom and instruction sessions and guest speaker presentations, at which time cell phones must be put in silent mode or turned off. If you must reach your student during these times, please contact the Event Management Office at 570-372-4354.
Families can send mail to participants at the following address:
Event Management Office
514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
To reach students on campus, please call:
Event Management Office
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.
University’s Main Switchboard
570-374-0101 (ask for the Event Management Office)
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Susquehanna University Campus Safety
570-372-4444 or 4428 (anytime)
The Final Day (Saturday)
Breakfast with University Faculty and Personnel; Culminating Group or Individual Presentations; and Check-Out
Breakfast, hosted by the faculty of the sponsoring academic department, will be 8:30–9:30 a.m. for participants and their family members.
Program participants will present their final presentation on Saturday, 10–11:30 a.m. Presentation Room: Apfelbaum 134
Parents/family members are encouraged to participate in both events on Saturday morning and should make reservations for breakfast by indicating how many guests will attend on the registration form.
Directions to the breakfast and presentation areas will be availableat check-inon Sunday afternoon.Breakfast willbe in the same buildingas check-in. A representative will be available atbreakfastto usher you to the meeting space for thepresentations.
Students will check out from their rooms immediately after the presentations on Saturday and must return rooms keys and meal tags at that time.
Event Management staff will be available at the residence halls to facilitate check-out and collect keys, meal fobs, etc.
Parents and students will receive a copy of the program’s week-long schedule during check-in.
As of March 31, 2022, Susquehanna University strongly recommends its overnight guests be up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccination by the time they arrive on campus.
Susquehannastrongly recommendsSummer Pre-College Program participants to test for COVID-19 within 72 hours ofarrival to campus.Participants must follow masking protocols that may be in effect at the time of the camp.
If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination recommendation, email Michelle Harman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-372-4451.
*Participant safety is our highest priority. Susquehanna University reserves the right to cancel Summer Pre-College Programs, if necessary, in order to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations and reserves the right to change course based on circumstances.
Susquehanna University reserves the right to cancel any Summer Pre-College Program. If Susquehanna University cancels the program you are registered for, you will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to the start of the program will be refunded in full.
Refunds will not be provided for cancellations received fewer than 10 days prior to the program
Early departures for reasons including but not limited to homesickness, parental request and failure to follow the program’s principles of conduct are not eligible for refund
Refund requests may be submitted for early departures due to unforeseeable circumstances such as death in the immediate family or serious illness. Refunds will be reviewed and granted on a case-by-case basis.