Hollinsummer 2024: July 14–20

Pre-College program for rising 9th – 12th Grade girls

Looking for an adventure this summer? Join us for Hollinsummer, a pre-college summer program for young women with interests in everything from creative writing, STEM, and social justice to theatre and riding.

  • Writers Who Are Going Places: Creative Writing Intensive

    accordion plus icon

    Looking for a creative and supportive writing community? Interested in a sneak peek into one of the nations’ top creative writing programs? Our Creative Writing Intensive will help you develop a stronger writing voice in fiction, poetry, and personal narratives. This weeklong skill development program includes writers’ workshops and special events with visiting authors to help you hone your skills.

    Creative Writing Intensive

    Reflect and Create: Click to Register! accordion link arrow
  • Experiment and Explore: Science Seminar

    accordion plus icon

    Do you have a passion for the sciences? This weeklong research symposium challenges participants to experiment and explore high interest topics in chemistry, biology, and environmental studies. So whether your future interests lie in ecology, medicine, or engineering, you will gain invaluable experience in a college-level research environment both in the lab and in the field.

    Experiment and Explore - Hollinsummer

    Experiment and Explore: Click to Register! accordion link arrow
  • Step Into the Spotlight: Hollins Theatre Program

    accordion plus icon

    At the home of the Hollins Theatre Institute, you can channel your passion for theatre by exploring improv, devised theatre, playwriting, and music for plays. You’ll expand your writing and performance skills as you work with Hollins faculty in a unique and creative atmosphere.

    Best College Theatre Ranking (2020)

    Step Into the Spotlight: Click to Register! accordion link arrow
  • Riders Who Are Going Places: Advanced Equestrian Program

    accordion plus icon

    Are you an advanced rider interested in learning from college instructors about hunter/jumper riding, barn management, and the care of horses?  In this weeklong riding intensive, you will receive college level coaching, top notch amenities, and the pleasure of our esteemed Hollins horses used by our nationally recognized riding team. As the week concludes, you’ll show off your skills with a Saturday morning showcase and picnic farewell for parents and family members.

    High point riders

    Ride On! Click to Register! accordion link arrow


Madeline Aliff
Director of Admission and Recruitment Operations


Top 50 Summer Program

Hollins University’s Hollinsummer program is among the Top 50 Best Pre-College Summer Programs for 2021

According to the college ratings website "Value Colleges"