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Summer Program

Summer 2017 Dates

Summer Move-In Schedule: Tuesday, May 30

  • 3:00-4:00pm: Rising sophomores
  • 4:00-5:00pm: Rising juniors
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Rising seniors

Summer Move-Out: Friday, June 30

Bridge Program

  • Move-In: Sunday, June 4
  • Classes: June 5 - July 7

End of Summer Trip: July 10-14 (Chicago, IL)

 

 

FAQs

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  1. When is the summer program?Answer
  2. When can I move into my dorm?Answer
  3. What paperwork do I need to bring during the dorm move-in process?Answer
  4. How do I get to the ETSU campus & dorms?Answer
  5. When do I check-in and check-out each week?Answer
  6. What is the check-in and check-out procedure?Answer
  7. What meals are provided by Upward Bound?Answer
  8. I've never been away from my family for this long. Can I see them during the week?Answer
  9. I have permission to drive myself. Does that mean I can check-out whenever I want?Answer
  10. Do my summer Upward Bound classes count as college credit?Answer
  11. Can I come to the summer program if I have to miss part of Upward Bound?Answer
  12. Can I come to the end of summer trip if I'm not doing well in my classes?Answer

When is the summer program?
  • May 30 - June 30
  • Bridge: June 4 - July 7

When can I move into my dorm?
  • Rising sophomores: May 30 - 3:00-4:00pm
  • Rising juniors: May 30 - 4:00-5:00pm
  • Rising seniors: May 30 - 5:00-6:00pm
  • Bridge: June 4 - TBA

What paperwork do I need to bring during the dorm move-in process?
  • If you have not completed and submitted the following forms, either by mail or in person, you will not be able to move into the dorms until they are complete:
    • Summer Handbook Agreement
    • Medical Release and Authorization
    • Transportation Form
  • If any or all of these forms are missing, a parent/guardian will need to be with you at check-in in order to complete the missing paperwork and make you eligible to move into the dorms.

How do I get to the ETSU campus & dorms?

When do I check-in and check-out each week?
  • Check-In: Students should arrive at the dorms between 6pm-8pm on Sundays. There will not be supervision in the dorms before 6pm since no one will be on duty. Students should also arrive Sunday evening having already eaten dinner.
  • Check-Out: Students can check-out at the dorms between 1:30pm-6pm. From 1:30pm-4:00pm on Fridays, we will have activities such as swimming, volleyball, and games in the lobby for students.

What is the check-in and check-out procedure?
  • When students arrive on campus, a parent does not have to be present (exception: dorm move-in). Students can come to the dorm and check-in with a staff member on their own. Students cannot stay in the dorms over the weekends. A parent or guardian on a student’s approved check-out list must come inside the dorm and show ID to check the student out, at each and every check-out (exception; students who have permission to check themselves out).

What meals are provided by Upward Bound?
  • Three meals a day are provided to students
  • Exceptions: Sunday and Friday
    • Sunday evenings: Students should check-in at their dorm (6pm-8pm) having already eaten dinner
    • Friday afternoons: Students will eat lunch, but will not have dinner before dorm check-out (1:30pm-6pm)

I've never been away from my family for this long. Can I see them during the week?
  • Every Wednesday is Family Night (4pm-9pm) when students have the option to check-out and be with their family mid-week.

I have permission to drive myself. Does that mean I can check-out whenever I want?
  • Students who receive parent/guardian permission to check-out, through our summer paperwork, are only authorized to leave campus during Wednesday and Friday check-out times. Students are not able to come and go from the program at their leisure, even if they have permission to drive themselves. Students who need to check-out during a non-typical time will need to have prior approval from a parent/guardian. Prior to the summer program, this can be indicated on our Dates Missed Form; during the summer program, permission can be given by calling our office or the Resident Director for the student's dorm.

Do my summer Upward Bound classes count as college credit?
  • Although students are living and taking classes on ETSU campus, the courses are not college-level and students will not receive college credit. Summer courses through Upward Bound are designed to keep students thinking, in and outside the classroom, during the summer break. A student's course schedule should prepare them for the courses they plan to take the following year at their high school.
  • Exception: Bridge students typically take two college courses worth 3 credit hours each

Can I come to the summer program if I have to miss part of Upward Bound?
  • Students are expected to do all in-class and homework assignments. Grades are recorded regularly to track students' progress. Attendance is required in all classes. Any student who misses a day or several days of the Upward Bound summer is responsible for making up all work that was missed. Students are strongly discouraged from missing more than a week.

Can I come to the end of summer trip if I'm not doing well in my classes?
  • Students must have an average of 80 in their courses, with no individual class grade below 60, in order to stay eligible to attend the summer trip.

 

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