DigiPen offers a variety of campus resources for students who are taking courses over the summer. Please refer to the information below, and feel free to reach out to the administration if you have any questions. Go Dragons!

Important Dates

April 28 - May 6, 2018 Intersession
May 7, 2018 Classes Begin
May 13, 2018 Last Day to Add Courses,
Last Day to Drop Courses for 100% Refund
May 20, 2018 Final Day to Drop Courses Without
Academic Penalty
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day – No Classes
June 5, 2018 Last Day to Receive 50% Tuition Refund
July 1, 2018 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive "W" grade
July 4, 2018 Independence Day – No Classes
July 23 - July 27, 2018 Finals Week
July 27, 2018 Classes End

Summer Housing

DigiPen Housing, LLC offers summer housing with limited availability. Applications may be submitted on SRS. Please contact housing[at]digipen[dot]edu or visit the DigiPen Housing section for more information.

Open Labs

Need a quiet space to work? Head to Einstein (second floor). This lab is designated as open labs during the times that classes are not scheduled in them. Einstein full? Come to the Student Affairs office (second floor) to find out which rooms may be available.

Faculty Office Hours

Please note that not all faculty members are on campus during the summer semester. Contact your professor directly for availability.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is committed to providing students with services related to course registration and students’ academic records. Please contact the Office of the Registrar if you need assistance in the following areas:

  • Enrollment Verification
  • Add/Drop Courses
  • Course Override Request
  • Credit Transfer Request
  • Independent Study Course Request
  • Transcript Request
  • Application for Graduation

For important due dates related to registration and billing, please visit the Events Calendar and select “Registration and Billing” from the dropdown.

Contact Us

registrar[at]digipen[dot]edu

Academic Support Lab

Needing some extra help with your classes? We have student tutors available in the Academic Support Lab in many different subjects, and we have them available in the summer! If you are interested, please email studentsucess[at]digipen[dot]edu or visit the Academic Support Lab on the 3rd floor. For more information about tutoring at DigiPen, please visit the Academic Support Lab page.

Student Success Advising

Have questions about managing your classes? Want assistance mapping out future semesters? Summer is a great time to meet with your Student Success Advisor! Please email studentsuccess[at]digipen[dot]edu or contact your Student Success Advisor directly to set up a meeting. For more information on Academic Advising please visit the Academic Advising page.

Career & Alumni Services

DigiPen's Office of Career and Alumni Services is open for summer advising! We review resumes, cover letters, portfolios, LinkedIn profiles, and offer mock interviewing in addition to a number of workshops and events. Beat the fall semester rush and make an appointment today by emailing careerservices[at]digipen[dot]edu!

Office of Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will remain open during the summer Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please contact us or stop by with any questions regarding your financial aid. This is also the time of year to finalize your financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year, so if you have not yet done so, please complete any requirements for next year during this time.

Student Clubs & Activities

The Office of Student Affairs hosts a variety of activities for students to participate throughout the summer! Students are able to join us for Summer Spirit Week, Summer Movie Nights, and more! In addition to activities, some clubs continue to hold meeting for the duration of the summer. Make sure to check out the summer itinerary by dropping by the Office of Student Affairs or check out the Summer Activities bulletin board on the second floor.

International Student Services

International Student Services is available for the duration of the summer for all F-1 International Students. If you need your Form I-20 to be signed, need to complete your OPT application, or ask for general advice, make sure to drop by the Dragon’s Lair on the second floor. International Student Services is also available to all students participating in the Overseas Immersion Program (OIP) and short-term programs.

Contact Us

Heather Mueller
Student Life and International Student Advisor
(425) 629-5079
heather[dot]mueller[at]digipen[dot]edu

Disability Support Services (DSS) Office

DigiPen Institute of Technology is committed to providing equal access to all of its programs, courses, activities, events, and services.

Wherever possible, reasonable accommodations will be offered and provided when they neither fundamentally alter the nature of the programs or the academic requirements that are considered essential to the program of study, nor create an undue hardship for DigiPen.

If students have disabilities and need reasonable accommodations in order to fully participate or effectively demonstrate learning in this class, they should contact the Disability Support Services Office. The DSS Office welcomes the opportunity to meet with students to discuss how the accommodations will be implemented. Also, if you may need assistance in the event of an evacuation, please let the office know.

Contact Us

Kay Widmer
Director of Disability Support Services
(425) 629-5015
kwidmer[at]digipen[dot]edu

Karen McCray
Coordinator of Disability Support Services
(425) 895-4872
kmccray[at]digipen[dot]edu

General Information
(425) 629-5044
dss[at]digipen[dot]edu

For more information, please visit the Disability Support Services section.

Counseling Center

Attending DigiPen can be a life-changing experience, full of exciting new challenges and opportunities for personal growth. But adjusting to a new and unfamiliar environment may also provoke intense feelings of sadness, anxiety, or emotional distress. The DigiPen Counseling Center provides resources to students dealing with these and other mental health issues, from one-on-one counseling to crisis intervention. All services offered by the DigiPen Counseling Center are overseen by Washington-State-Licensed mental health professionals and completely free to DigiPen students. No matter what you are going through, you don’t have to do it alone – we are here to help.

Important to Know

  • The DigiPen Counseling Center uses a short-term counseling model. In most cases, students receive up to 12 sessions per academic year.
  • All services protect student privacy and confidentiality.
  • Services are free to enrolled students.

Services

  • One-on-one mental health counseling services
  • Crisis intervention
  • Referrals to other community mental health and social service providers

Contact Us

Kay Widmer
Director of Counseling Services
(425) 629-5015
kwidmer[at]digipen[dot]edu

Caleb Flatau
Mental Health Counselor
(425) 629-4859
c[dot]flatau[at]digipen[dot]edu

To schedule an appointment, call the Counseling Center at (425) 629-5015 or email counseling[at]digipen[dot]edu. If no one is available, please leave a voicemail message with your phone number and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

For more information, please visit the Counseling Center page.

ProjectFUN Summer Workshops

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers programs for elementary, middle, and high school students in fun and engaging topics in video game programming, art and animation, game design, engineering, and music and sound design. Summer programs are between one and four weeks long, and traditionally run from June to August. Small children are present on campus during these programs so please be mindful about child-appropriate decorations around team spaces. These programs do affect parking and campus space; if you have any questions about ProjectFUN’s use of campus over the summer, please contact projectfun[at]digipen[dot]edu

Off-Campus Transportation & Activities

Orca Card

By bus, train, and ferry, an Orca card is the easiest way to get around the Redmond and Seattle areas! Orca cards are transit passes that work like cash or a pass. You can add money on-line or in-person at select retail stores or transit centers, and it tracks fares and transfers automatically. You can learn more about Orca cards here: https://orcacard.com

Festivals in the Seattle Area

Looking for something to do outside of the Redmond area? Whether your interests include music, dance, theatre, heritage, films or food, Seattle is your destination for festivals! The city offers arts and cultural celebrations year round, and the Seattle International Film Festival, the longest running, largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. You can find more in this events calendar: https://www.visitseattle.org/things-to-do/events/festivals/