Page menu

Summer Session

June 24–August 16, 2018
Class lengths may vary

Walla Walla University offers a number of classes from a broad range of disciplines both on campus and online during the summer term. Students have the option to participate in a study tour for academic credit or study on the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory campus. Students in the nursing program take classes on the Portland campus, and Masters of Social Work students complete course requirements on our Montana campuses (as well as our College Place campus). We also offer the opportunity for K-12 educators to take courses during our summer session and incoming freshmen can take part in Summer Advantage.

Study tour information >

Programs on our Rosario, Portland, or Montana campuses >

Information for K-12 educators >

Summer Advantage

Summer Advantage is open to any undergraduate student who has not taken any Walla Walla University credits, including Adventist Colleges Abroad credits, since completion of high school or academy. A Summer Advantage student may take up to 12 credits online and/or on the College Place campus at the reduced per credit rate. Any additional courses that consist of individual instruction or class fees (i.e., music lessons, aviation, labs etc.) will be charged at the regular university rate. A student in this program receives a discounted summer tuition rate.

Summer 2018Cost per creditFull load (12 credits)
Regular tuition$738$8,856
Summer Advantage tuition (discounted 40%)$443$5,314

1. Receive your acceptance letter to Walla Walla University.

To begin the acceptance process, apply to Walla Walla University >

2. Register for summer classes.

You qualify for the Summer Advantage program if you are an undergraduate student and haven ot taken any classes at WWU since the completion of high school or academy. If you qualify for the program, your will be automatically enrolled in Summer Advantage. To register for classes and become a summer advantage student:

  1. Activate your myWWU account.
  2. Apply for financial aid.
  3. Pay your enrollment fee.
  4. Arrange for housing. (See housing information below)
  5. Register for classes with the Academic Advisement Director. (See course suggestions below) 
  6. Move into campus residence halls starting Sunday, June 24 at 9 a.m.
  7. Get financial clearance by June 25 at 4 p.m.

The classes listed below are suggested lower-division classes that are recommended for students in the Summer Advantage program.

Courses meet four or five days a week for 8 weeks unless otherwise indicated on the class schedule. The maximum number of credits you can take during summer session is 12. The number of credits assigned to each course is indicated below.

The Director of Academic Advisement will assist freshmen with summer registration:

Herlinda Ruvalcaba 
(800) 558-2132.

View the full class schedule >​​​​​​​


ART 194 - Intro to Painting I 

2MW11-11:50 a.m.

ART 195 - Intro to Painting II 

2MW11-11:50 a.m.

ART 196 - Intro to Painting III

2MW11-11:50 a.m.

ART 334 - Advanced Painting

2MW11-11:50 a.m.
CIS 140 - Computer Business Application4ONLNE 
ENGL 214-Themes in Lit: Children's Classics4ONLINE 
HIST 122 - History of Western Civilization4ONLINE 
HLTH 110 - Wellness for Living3ONLINE 
MATH 106 - Intro to Statistics4ONLINE 
MATH 181 - Calcullus I4MTWR10-11:50 a.m.
MATH 281 - Calcullus II4MTWR10-11:50 a.m.
MUHL 124 - Intro to Music4ONLINE 
PHYS 211 - Gen Physics 3MTWRF8-9:50 a.m.
PHYS 212 - Gen Physics 3MTWRF8-9:50 a.m.
PHYS 213 - Gen Physics 3MTWRF8-9:50 a.m.
PHYS 214 - Gen Physics Lab3MTWRF10-11 a.m.
PHYS 215 - Gen Physics Lab3MTWRF10-11 a.m.
PHYS 216 - Gen Physics Lab3MTWRF10-11 a.m.
PSYC 130 - General Psychology4ONLINE 
PSYC 215 - Developmental Psychology4ONLINE 
RELB 104 - Ministry of Jesus4MTWRF8-9 a.m.
RELT 202 - Christian Beliefs4ONLINE 
SPCH 101 - Fundamentals of Speech Comm4MTWRF11-11:50 a.m.

Online and hybrid courses

Students taking online or hybrid courses must have basic computer competency, including use of e-mail and regular high-speed internet access.
Minimum computer requirements > 
Our distance learning program > 

The regular tuition rate applies for all online and hybrid courses. Summer Advantage students pay the Summer Advantage rate for online courses. Course enrollment minimums and maximums apply.

Find online-only classes at Choose the term you would like to serch within and select the "Online only" check box. 

Students may register for online or hybrid courses as indicated below. For further information, see “How to Register”.

  • Currently enrolled Walla Walla University students register online through myWWU beginning in April. 
  • Summer Advantage students register through the Academic Advisement Office at (800) 558-2132 or .
  • North Pacific Union Conference K-12 teachers register online for all courses, including online or hybrid courses.
  • Guest students taking courses for transfer to other institutions (not seeking a degree at Walla Walla University) register by completing a registration form and payment information online or in person at the Academic Records Office.

Financial clearance is required for all students. Students who register for classes but do not obtain financial clearance by 4 p.m. on the first day of summer session will be automatically dropped from all summer courses.

Residence halls

We are excited to have you join us for Summer Session! The summer pace is more relaxed and it is a nice opportunity to get a head start on residence hall living.

To secure housing in the residence halls:

1. Pay your enrollment fee
2. Reserve your room online (you will need to use your WWU username and passoword). Single students are expected to live in the residence halls unless an exception is approved by the office of Residential Life and Housing.
3. Receive housing confirmation by Friday, June 15 with specific information about your room.
4. Move in to the residence hall on Sunday, June 24 from 3-9 p.m.

CampusWeekly cost
College Place residence halls (single occupancy)$140/week
Portland residence hall (single occupancy)$161/week

Questions about the residence halls?

Amanda Ponce
Associate Dean of Women
(509) 527-2531 ​​​

Scott Rae
Associate Dean of Men,​​
(509) 527-2111 

For information regarding disability accommodations, contact: 

Sue Huett
Disability Support Services Coordinator​​
(509) 527-2366 

Summer meals

Vegetarian meals are available in the Kellogg Hall Cafeteria from 11:30–1 p.m. on weekdays. All cafeteria purchase by enrolled students, residence hall residents, or summer campus workers, may be charged on student accounts. Enrolled students may also charge meals and food items, up to $80 per month at The Express—a university-operated mini-mart.

More info about campus dining >

Financial information

All tuition, fees, and housing costs are due at registration. Other charges are due when billed. Online financial clearance is required and may be arranged through a student’s myWWU account or through Student Financial Services at (509) 527-2815 or (800) 656-2815 or after June 5. Students who register for classes but do not obtain financial clearance by 4 p.m. on June 25 will be automatically dropped from their courses. 

2018 Summer Tuition

 Cost per creditFull load cost
Undergraduate tuition$738$8,865
Graduate tuition $603varies
Summer Advantage tuition (discounted 40%)$443$5,319

Additional costs


General Fees
(Only applies to at least half-time students)

Undergraduate: $85

Graduate: $50

Course FeesSee class schedule
Residence Halls

College Place: $140/week

Portland: $161/week


Approximately $70-85/week
(Weekday noon meals in the cafeteria, students may also charge items at The Express mini-mart)


Approximately $325-$375
(Depending upon course enrollment)

Miscellaneous expenses 

Employment may be available on campus for students who wish to work. Advance arrangements are recommended, as job opportunities are limited. For a summer student taking a full academic load, a reasonable work load is 8–10 hours per week.

View JobScene for a listing of available jobs >

(509) 527-2395


Summer bulletin
Class schedule
On-campus jobs
WWU Calendar

Spiritual program

The Chaplain's Office exists to minister to the spiritual needs and faith development of the WWU campus community year-round. During the summer the chaplain's office facilitates various worship opportunities:

Friday | 8 p.m.

Sabbath School
Saturday | 10 a.m.

Saturday | 11:15 a.m.

Small groups
Various times
(509) 527-2010

Breakaway program

The Breakaway Recreation program plans social events for students on the College Place campus during summer session.
View the list of planned activities >

Campus life calendar

View the full WWU calendar >

Last update on January 10, 2019