DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCES
August 17 – August 22, 2013
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. Among these changes include
the recent implementation of a Biology Boot Camp geared at helping
our incoming biology students better adapt to the demands of
Biology is our most popular major 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 dorm 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
All incoming biology freshmen who are scheduled to take BIO
125 Biological Principles I at Saint Leo University in
the fall 2013 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 campus residents in the fall 2013 semester,
breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all participants, lectures, and
workshops. Please submit payment to your Saint Leo University eLion
account prior to July 31.
To register for the Biology Boot Camp, please complete the
registration form below and submit your registration fee by 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 2013
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 2013 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
2013. 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 email Hortencia Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org.