Summer Classics Resources for Registered Participants

Summer Classics 2022 Resources



Seminar Texts and Course Syllabi

Seminar text edition information is listed below each seminar description in the catalog. Your course syllabus, detailing text editions and an outline for day-to-day course discussion, is available through the Materials Hub site. If your courses included supplemental readings or a course manual, these documents will be available through the Materials Hub. The registration-only web link to the Materials Hub is included in your registration confirmation email and will be shared in bimonthly e-newsletters (scheduled for April 22 and June 13). Information will be updated on the Materials Hub on a rolling basis. If you need this link resent to you, please email santafe.classics(at)

For the best personal seminar experience, you are strongly encouraged to use the recommended text edition and translation as listed on the syllabus and seminar catalog.

We invite you to visit the St. John’s College Bookstore online to purchase your seminar edition texts. We understand you have many choices for book purchases, and your support is appreciated.

Multi-seminar registrants are provided their course texts provided free of charge. Book distribution for multi-seminar registrants begins in March 2022, and those who qualify will be contacted in advance to verify text needs and shipping instructions. These books will be shipped by the St. John’s College bookstore in Santa Fe.

Single-seminar participants for whom obtaining the text is a financial hardship are welcome to contact santafe.classics(at) for assistance.

Learning Through Conversation

Those who are new to a St. John’s College seminar—online or in-person—are invited to read this introduction to the seminar method: Learning Through Conversation.

Please note that although this document addresses the in-person format, it is equally applicable for an online seminar. (Online St. John’s College seminars are, in their essence, the same format as in-person seminars.)


The Zoom Guide for Seminar Participants contains technical instructions as well as helpful hints for participating in a St. John’s College seminar hosted on the Zoom platform.

Three separate Zoom invitations will be emailed to you prior to the start of your seminar at the following intervals: three weeks, one week, and the day before. Online seminars are two hours long, and their schedules are listed in both Mountain Time and Eastern Time.

You will be given three weeks’ advance notice if any additional (optional) events or meetings are added to the schedule. Our 2021 program included online lectures, social hours, a class meeting on the Sunday afternoon prior to the start of the seminar week, and practice Zoom seminars on a short classics text.


In-person seminars during the weeks of July 11–15, July 18–22, and July 25–29 are hosted on St. John’s College’s campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The campus address is 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Once you arrive, please reference our campus map.

On the Sunday before each in-person seminar, we host an on-campus registration and welcome event, where you can meet tutors and fellow participants in a social setting.

Summer Classics Weekly Schedule

In-person participants can choose one or two seminars a week to dive deeply into study. If you are enrolled in one seminar in the morning or one in the afternoon, your free time can be spent re-reading the assigned text for the next day’s seminar or exploring the city and mountains of Santa Fe—as well as our beautiful campus. If you are enrolled in two seminars, your mornings and afternoons will be spent in class. By signing up for the Science Institute, you will automatically be enrolled in a morning and afternoon seminar.

All in-person seminars are two hours long, and their schedules are listed in Mountain Daylight Time. Morning classes run from 10 a.m. to noon MDT, and afternoon classes are 2 to 4 p.m. MDT. Lunch is provided on campus for all participants between noon and 1:30 p.m MDT.

Registration and Opening Reception: 2–5:30 p.m. MDT | 2nd floor Pritzker Student Center

Opening Reception: Sunday, 4–5:30 p.m. MDT | Junior Common Room, 2nd floor Pritzker Student Center
If you cannot attend the Sunday Registration and Opening Reception, please complete your registration at the Monday Morning Mingle, at 9 a.m. MDT.

Seminars: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–noon, 2–4 p.m. MDT | St. John’s College classrooms

Morning Mingle: Monday and Thursday, 9–10 a.m. MDT | Schepps Garden and Meem Placita

Film Classics Movie Screenings: Sunday, Monday, and Wednesdays 6 p.m. MDT | Pritzker Student Center, Great Hall

Graduate Institute Wednesday Lecture Series: Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m. MDT | Junior Common Room

Graduate Institute Open House and Wine Tasting: Thursday, 4–5 p.m. MDT | Graduate Institute | Placita and Koi Pond

Closing Lunch: Friday, noon–1:30 p.m. MDT | Meem Placita

Guided Hikes:

  • One-hour hike | Tuesday 8:30 a.m. MDT | Koi Pond to Sun and Moon Mountain
  • Botanical Tour of the Campus | Wednesdays, 1 p.m. MDT | Grassy Knoll

The Student Activity Center: Fitness classes and gym facility open to participants; details in your arrival registration packets.

Closing Lunch: Friday, noon–1:30 p.m. MDT | Meem Placita

Santa Fe Opera: Wednesday and Friday, 8 or 8:30 p.m. MDT | Santa Fe Opera

Group opera tickets are available for purchase to attend Wednesday and Friday evening performances. Group tickets are in zone 4 of the Santa Fe Opera house.

To purchase tickets, please visit the registration page (opens February 15). Tickets are listed at the bottom of the pages for week 2, week 3, and week 4.

Please note: Opera tickets are included in the price of the Tristan und Isolde seminar (July 25–29).

Additional information will be added to this section closer to the July start to the program.

For information about Santa Fe, travel, accommodations (on-campus or off-campus options) and COVID-19, please see our page on Visiting Santa Fe.

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