Welcome to SummerWest
The Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership (ICEL) welcomes you to our community that studies, prays, and socializes together in an academic and apostolic environment at the University of San Francisco. This section of our website contains the information that you need to in order to complete your registration prior to your arrival at USF. Please read the entire section.
New SummerWest Applicants
Applicants that are new to SummerWest and are applying for only SummerWest and not to continue on into a Catholic Educational Leadership program, will apply as a Special Status Student. Special Student Status applications are for those who are "visiting" to take courses for credit. Special Student Status applicants may enroll in CEL courses (no General Education or CEL Proposal and Dissertation courses). Limit: 2 courses per semester; maximum 12 units total. Please complete a Special Student Status Application form and you will also need the required Add/Drop form.
Please contact the ICEL Office at (415) 422-2874 for more information.
New Students Admitted to the Catholic Educational Leadership Program
Once accepted into the Catholic Educational Leadership MA or EdD program, you may register for CEL courses online, after consulting with your adviser. Please refer to your admission letter for your adviser name and contact information. Orientation will take place on your first take day of SummerWest.
New Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration
- Session I: Monday, June 15 (exact schedule TBD)
- Session II: Monday, July 6 (exact schedule TBD)
New students are encouraged to contact the ICEL Office at (415) 422-2874 with questions.
Continuing students must register online. If you have forgotten or misplaced your password, go to the myUSF login portal and click on the 'Set New/Forgot Password'. You may also contact ITS for additional username and password assistance. Once you have your username and password, you can log on to myUSF to register, make payments and check grades.
Tuition information for the SummerWest program is found on the university Tuition and Fees schedule listed under the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership for Education.
Summer Housing on Campus
Housing is available on-campus from June 12th (Friday) through July 26th (Sunday) in Loyola Village Apartments. This reservation cannot be done online. Do not use the
Office of Student Housing and Residential Education website. ICEL SummerWest Students must use the ICEL Housing Request Form. We regret to inform you that Summer Guest Housing is unable to accommodate non-matriculating students. (Non-Matriculating Students are ineligible for summer housing.)
Please send the ICEL Housing Request Form and a separate check made payable to USF to the ICEL Office to the attention of Jasmine Martinez by May 15. Confirmation e-mails will be sent as soon as your form and payment are received.
Check-in/Check-out times are 12:00 noon at Loyola Village. To arrive early or depart late could result in additional charges. A change in reservation or a cancellation must be made in writing and will not be accepted over the phone.
A $50 cancellation charge will be assessed on all cancellations. Cancellations after May 30th will be charged a pro-rated daily amount, in addition to the $50 cancellation fee. Clean linens are provided by the University, including one set of sheets, one towel, one pillow. Laundry
facilities are located within the building. Students will need to provide other amenities (i.e., coat hangers, toiletries, cooking supplies, etc). All questions about housing will need to be directed to the ICEL Office Manager who can be reached at (415) 422-2874.
Planning for San Francisco
Weather in San Francisco is cool and foggy, particularly during June and July. You will definitely want to bring some warm clothes, such as sweaters, sweatshirts, and a jacket. Some days start off cold, but once the fog clears, they are somewhat warmer. Bring walking
shoes, too, to negotiate the beautiful San Francisco hills.
Visit our Campus Map for the university map and directions to USF.
SummerWest Calendar of Events and Timeline
Please refer to our SummerWest Timeline for the schedule of liturgies and social gatherings. All are welcome and encouraged to attend ICEL events.
ICEL as a Community
ICEL is a community of educational scholars committed to the Catholic schools by reason of their relationship with the People of God. ICEL is a community that studies, prays, and socializes together. It is a community that gives service. All four components are important.
We, therefore, urge all of our students, both those in residence at the University and those living in the Bay Area, to set aside time each week to celebrate liturgy (with socials to follow) together and to enjoy one another's company in our community festivities. Our liturgies and socials are an essential part of ICEL. In addition, your fellow students desire and deserve your presence at their graduation from the program.
If you have questions please contact the ICEL Program Assistant, Jasmine Martinez at (415) 422-2874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.