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.
UB Special Activities
The HU Upward Bound enjoys the Harding University Homecoming musical together in the fall (2008 - Oklahoma; 2009 - Scrooge; 2010 – Thoroughly Modern Millie; 2011 - Annie) 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).
Past summer trips (6th week of Summer Academy)…
2005 Summer Trip - to Nashville, Tennessee
2006 Summer Trip – to Dallas, Texas
2007 Summer Trip – to St. Louis, Missouri
2008 Summer Trip - to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2009 Summer Trip - to Memphis, Tennessee
2010 Summer Trip – to Atlanta, Georgia
2011 Summer Trip – to Branson, Missouri
2012 Summer Trip – to Dallas, Texas
Please check the 2012-2013 Saturday schedule below following Attendance Policy
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.
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.
Meeting dates for 2012 - 2013
Academic Year Dates:
2013 Summer Academy
SA 5 Residential Weeks –-- June 3 through July 5
Saturday, July 6, noon - Summer Academy Banquet for participants and parents
SA Week 6 --- Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12 Summer Trip