The College Extension classes are so called because 
the instructors are mostly college men and women. 
These classes were established at Hull-House before 
the University Extension movement began in Chicago, 
and are not connected with it. The faculty numbers 
thirty-five, mostly college men and women, some of 
whom have taught continuously for three years. No 
charge is made for the teaching, which is gratuitous 
on the part of the faculty ; but the students pay fifty 
cents a course, which covers the printing of the pro- 
spectuses and other incidental expenses. Any surplus 
is expended upon lectures and reference books. Three 
University Extension Courses have been given at the 
centre formed at Hull-House — two in the drawing- 
room and one in a neighboring church. The lecturers 
were from the University Extension Department of the 
University of Chicago. 
A helpful supplement of the College Extension Courses 
has been the summer school held for three years in the 
buildings of Rockford College, at Rockford, Ill. Half 
the students were able to attend. The sum of three 
dollars a week paid by each student for board, covered 
the entire expenses of the school — the use of the build- 
ings, including gymnasium and laboratories, having been 
given free of rent. Much time was devoted to out-door 
work in botany and the study of birds, and the month 
proved a successful combination of a summer vacation 
and a continuation of the year's study. The esprit de 
carps, fostered by the intimacy of the month's sojourn 
in college quarters, bore its first fruits in a students' 
association formed at the close of the summer's term.