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The Harding University Upward Bound Program is set to meet 14 Saturdays during the Academic Year. The typical Saturday begins at 9:00 and ends at 2:00. UB Students participate in ACT preparation, End of Course preparation, tutoring sessions, have lunch in the Harding University cafeteria and attend a workshop during the day. Workshop topics vary throughout the year with guest speakers leading most workshops.

Meeting dates for 2014 - 2015

Academic Year Dates:

August 30

September 13 

September 27

October 11

November 1

November 8

December 6

Semester break

January 24

February 7

February 21

March 21

April 11

April 25

May 30


2015 Summer Academy

Tentative dates for Summer Academy 2015 are June 7 through July 17

UB Special Activities

The HU Upward Bound enjoys the Harding University Homecoming musical together in the fall (2009 - Scrooge; 2010 - Thoroughly Modern Millie; 2011 - Annie; 2012 - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; 2013 - Pirates, A Pillaging of Gilbert and Sullivan) plus HU Spring Sing during the spring semester. We also attend HU American Studies Institute events together (eg. Dr. Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia).

UB Activities

Past summer trips (Traditional 6th week of Summer Academy)

2014 Summer Trip - Dallas, Texas

2013 Summer Trip - Memphis, Tennessee

2012 Summer Trip - Dallas, Texas

2011 Summer Trip - Branson, Missouri

2010 Summer Trip - Atlanta, Georgia


Important Permanent Reminders

Don't forget to bring grade reports as you receive them.
Don't forget to bring ACT scores (and other standardized test scores) as you receive them.

Attendance Policy

Upward Bound activities cannot benefit you if you are absent. Students are allowed 3 excused and 2 unexcused absences during the Academic Year. Don't let too many absences damage your UB future. Abuse of the Attendance Policy may result in your dismissal from the UB Program.

You must submit written excuses within 2 weeks of the absence. You may bring the excuses to the next UB scheduled activity or you may mail them to the UB offices.

Upward Bound

501- 279-4169