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Upward Bound

Please watch the video below for an important Upward Bound summer announcment!


Due to new temporary policies at ETSU, we will not be doing in person schools visits the rest of the semester. 

You should get a phone call, email, or text messagefrom UB staff each week. In order to get credit for the school visit, you must respond (answer the phone, call back, reply to email or text).

 You won't have a check-in on your spring break. If you don't hear from us, please call us at 423-439-5619 or email us.



Upward Bound is a federally funded grant program that provides support to high school participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction (mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, & foreign languages), tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, and services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.


School Visits
Spring 2020: January 13 - May 7 (will be done by phone or email for the remainder of the semester)


Monday Night Sessions
Fall 2019
  • Oct 21
  • Nov 18
Spring 2020
  • January 27(cancelled)
  • February 24
  • March 9
  • April 20 (cancelled)

Click these links to access our Bus Schedule and Transportation Notice for Monday Night Sessions. (updated: 9/25/18)

*The make-up session will only be held if one of our regularly scheduled sessions is cancelled


As part of the national response to the coronavirus outbreak, most ETSU employees, including Upward Bound, are now working from home, but we're still available!  If you're seeking services or need to reach us for any reason, please call our office at
(423) 439-5619
or email .  

Many questions about services and help for ETSU students are answered on the
ETSU COVID-19 website.  

Emergency on-call staff for Student Life, the Counseling Center, and Housing and Residence Life may be reached through
Public Safety at
(423) 439-4480.


Summer 2020 Staff Applications

Applications for the resident director, resident advisor, and recreation coordinator positions can be found on the ETSU jobs site. 

More information on the RD, RA, and RC positions, can be found here

Upward Bound Program Assistant applications can be found here.


Office Location

We're located on the 3rd floor of the Culp Center (Room 312).

Visit our Contact Us page for more details on locating our office.


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