May Term

The May Term runs the last three weeks of the school year and consists of two parts: an off-campus component for seniors and an on-campus component for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.


Click for the 2016 Senior Internship Packet

The off-campus portions of the program are designed for senior internships with professionals, artists, business people, and community leaders. Seniors maintain daily journasl, receive written evaluations from their assigned mentors, and submit final reports to their supervising faculty members. Several seniors have procured summer jobs as a direct result of their internships and many have gone on to major in a related field.


Where can you take a course on fencing or a class on solving a Rubik’s Cube? Canterbury students have more than 60 options of courses to choose from each May.

Click to view the 2016 May Term Course Catalog.

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are released from some of their core courses to select a variety of mini-courses during the May Term period. These courses allow an exploration of specific areas and subjects traditional scheduling does not permit. Not all May Term courses are academic in nature; some are enrichment experiences outside of core coursework.