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July 24,
2017

The 2017 Summer Great Books Program for High School Students is under way!

  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day
  • HSSP 2017 -- Arrival Day
    Slideshow: Arrival Day

On Sunday morning students began arriving at Los Angeles International Airport — the earliest came in from Guam at 5:00 a.m.! —  where they were met by the Summer Program prefects and then took one of several buses back to campus.

Over the course of the afternoon, more buses arrived, as did cars carrying students who live closer to campus. Upon settling in their residence halls, the students began visiting, playing sports, and touring the campus, while parents attended an orientation meeting and campus tour at 4 p.m. At 5:00 there was the family barbeque, followed by a travelers’ Mass at 6:30 p.m. in Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel. Students then returned to their residence halls for an ice-cream social and a talk about the rules of residence, before calling it a night.

Monday morning began with breakfast, at which students were already seen talking about the reading for their first class, Oedipus Rex. “Don’t say everything now!” one prefect joked. “Make sure you save some thoughts for the classroom!” An academic orientation followed, after which students headed over to the Chapel for this year’s opening Mass, offered by program chaplains Rev. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem., and Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P.

After Mass, it was time for the first class of this year’s program!

Stay tuned for more updates …