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Summer Session

What are the Summer Session dates for 2023?

Summer Session is scheduled for June 10–24, 2023, on the Principia College campus in Elsah, IL. 

Week 1: June 10-17, 2023
Week 2: June 17-24, 2023
Full Session (2 weeks): June 10-24, 2023

For travel arrival and departure information, click here

Who is eligible to apply for Summer Session?

Principia welcomes all adult Christian Scientists and Principia alumni, as well as their spouses. Friends who are new to Christian Science and not yet church members may also attend.

How much does Summer Session cost?

Please visit our rates and registration page.

Are there any off-campus excursions?

Yes, there is an optional concert at The Muny in St. Louis on Thursday, June 15 for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Tickets are $20 per person. Guests also have the option of attending the 12:30 p.m. showing of Tosca at the Opera Theatre St. Louis on Saturday, June 17. Tickets are $40 per person. 

Who are some of the entertainers for 2023?

We are pleased to welcome back Roy Rivers on Tuesday, June 20 for his Tribute to John Denver. On Friday, June 16 Butch Wax & The Hollywoods featuring R&B Soul Singer Theo Peoples of The Temptations and The Four Tops will be performing on campus. 

What are the COVID-protocols?

Regarding these protocols, “Love thy neighbour as thyself ” (Matthew 22:39), has been a guiding beacon for Principia. We continue to comply with all local, state, and federal requirements. 

I plan to attend Summer Session, what's next?

First, you will need to register online or by calling 314.514.3153.

After registration, you will receive a link via email to select your courses. Course descriptions and faculty bios are found online. 

You'll want to read the Attendee Information page. If you're flying and require shuttle service to the Principia campus, be sure to complete the Travel Information form. 

Then pack your bags and we'll see you in Elsah in June!

If I'm no longer able to attend, will my registration be refunded?

If you need to withdraw from the program you may cancel before April 1 without penalty. After April 1, 2023 the standard cancellation fees apply. 

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not allowed in dorms, buildings, or classrooms.

Do guests need to supply their own books and study materials?

Some books may be suggested by faculty, but none are required. Some classes may have a materials fee.

How can I learn more about 2023-2024 PLL travel?

To learn about Principia's upcoming Lifelong Learning trips, visit or contact the PLL office at or 314.514.3153.

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