DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES
August 16 – August 21, 2014
There are many exciting changes happening in the Biology
Program, which make this a fantastic time to be a part of the
University’s newest Flagship Program. These changes include the
recent implementation of a Biology Boot Camp geared toward helping
our incoming biology students better adapt to the demands of
Biology is one of our most popular majors on campus, but it is
also among the most challenging disciplines to pursue. Students
often find that the study habits that worked for them in high
school are not sufficient to realize the high grades they are
aiming for in college level biology coursework. The Biology Boot
Camp is a rigorous academic program designed to enhance our
incoming students’ success in the biology major.
The curriculum of the program includes content lectures and test
experiences that will help students apply new study skills
immediately in real time. To simulate the time constraints of a
real college schedule, the students’ days will be packed full of
meetings and additional lectures addressing study skills and
student life discussions lead by our faculty, staff, deans,
counselors, current biology students, and recent biology alumni.
Students will also become embedded in campus life and have an early
opportunity to become familiar with residence hall living, dining
halls, the layout of campus, and begin to forge important
relationships among fellow biology majors. The end result is a
well-rounded program that allows students a sneak peek at college
life and course work.
All incoming biology freshmen who are scheduled to take BIO
125 Biological Principles I at Saint Leo University in
the fall 2014 semester are invited to participate in the Biology
There is a fee of $200 for participating in this program. This
fee includes the education materials, residential housing for
students who plan to be campus residents in the fall 2014 semester,
breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all participants, lectures, and
workshops. Please submit payment to your Saint Leo University eLion
account between July 1 and July 31.
To register for the Biology Boot Camp, please complete the
registration form below. You will need to submit your
registration fee after July 1 but no later than July 31.
Due to the anticipated enthusiastic interest in this Boot Camp, and
the large class size of incoming freshmen, we will be limiting
attendance to the first 75 students who complete the registration
Participants of the Biology Boot Camp will:
Q. Is there a cost to attend the Biology Boot
A. Yes, there is a $200 fee to attend the Biology Boot Camp.
This fee includes the registration fee, which covers room and board
for the week, access to the ebook, and an iClicker that will be
utilized throughout the program and throughout the fall 2014
Q. Can I use financial aid to cover the expense of the
Biology Boot Camp?
A. No, financial aid cannot be used to pay for the fee
associated with this program.
Q. What is a study group session?
A. The study group sessions are times that students will meet
with their learning groups and peer mentor to review and implement
the study strategies learned in lecture and at the workshops.
Students will have the opportunity to practice these new habits and
see benefits subsequently on each learning assessment.
Q. Will I get to move directly into my fall housing
A. Yes, you will move into your fall 2014 residence hall
assignment when you arrive on campus for the Biology Boot Camp.
Q. Do I need to bring linens from home?
A. Yes, your residence hall room will not have sheets or towels.
You will need to bring your fall bedding, etc.
Q. I plan to commute to Saint Leo University in the fall
2014. Do I have to stay in the residence halls for the Biology Boot
A. No, students who will not live in the residence halls
throughout the academic school year will not stay in the residence
halls for the Biology Boot Camp.
Q. Will meals be provided during the Biology Boot
A. Yes, students will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and
dinner in the dining hall throughout the program. Meals are
provided for commuter students who are participating in the
Are you ready to make your payment to secure your spot
in the program? Click on the following link to process your payment
If this is your first time logging onto eLion you will have to
follow the prompts to retrieve your password. Once successfully
logged on, click on the eLion link at the top left center of your
screen. Select current students. A new screen will appear. Select
Pay on My Account
to issue payment.
For questions in the meantime regarding the Biology Boot Camp,
please contact Hortencia Gomez by phone at (352) 588-8312 or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.