DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES
August 12 – August 17, 2017
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.
There is a fee of $250 for participating in this program. This
fee includes the education materials, residential housing for
students who plan to be campus residents in the Fall 2017 semester,
breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all participants, lectures, and
workshops. Please submit payment to your Saint Leo University eLion
account between July 5 and July 31.
To register for the Biology Boot Camp, please complete the
registration form below. You will need to submit your
registration fee 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 process.
To view the Biology Boot Camp Schedule, click here
Participants of the Biology Boot Camp will:
Q. Is there a cost to attend the Biology
A. Yes, there is a $250 fee to attend the Biology
Boot Camp. This fee includes the registration fee, which covers
room and board for the week, and textbook and iClicker materials
that will be utilized throughout the program and into the fall and
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
registration fees of this program.
Q. What is a study hall?
A. The study halls are times that students will be
meeting with their learning groups and peer mentors 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 subsequent benefits on each learning
Q. Will I get to move directly into my fall housing
A. Yes, you will move into your fall residence hall
assignment when you arrive on campus for the Biology Boot
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. Do I have to stay in the residence halls
for the Biology Boot Camp?
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 have meal cards for the
purchase of breakfast and lunch in the dining hall and a hot meal
will be provided each evening. The Thursday lunch will be a
banquet to which parents are invited.
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 email@example.com.