Upward Bound

A page within Upward Bound

Upward Bound Student Applications


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Upward Bound Summer Registration




The UB Insider

UB Insider is a monthly newsletter from the Upward Bound Program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse -- check out highlights of student experiences, & wisdom from the alumni! 

UB Insider Fall 2021: Calendars, College Visits, and New Director!

UB Insider Spring 2022: Calendar, Events from Fall, and New Outreach Specialist Joins the team! 

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What is Upward Bound (UB)?


The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded TRIO program dedicated to the preparation, admission, and eventual completion of a technical or college degree for eligible high school students.

The UB program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides services to residents in La Crosse County at the target schools of Logan and Central high school. We also service students in Onalaska and Holmen high schools. 

We work closely with students and our school partners to ensure they are on track for high school graduation and prepare for the next steps towards college.

Learn more about our sister program Student Support Services. 

Academic Component

During the Academic year, we offer weekly tutoring, advising sessions, monthly Saturday events, and community service opportunities. We cover topics ranging from test prep, advocacy & resourcefulness, college & career exploration, leadership development, study, and work skill development!

Summer Component

During our Summer program, students will stay at UWL’s campus for 6 weeks getting the full college experience with a roommate. 

To learn more about our values and goals take a look at our CREED! 

When do Upward Bound events happen?


Upward Bound hosts weekly tutoring sessions known as Fall Session and Spring Session.

The students will work closely with College Student Tutors to work on completing assignments, get help in trouble areas, and review homework.

They also get real college experience from our mentors and a chance to bond with other students from other schools! 


Saturday Events 

Saturday Events take place every month that can vary between cultural enrichment activities, workshops, and other activities for students’ academic growth.

College Visits 

We also plan college visits to various Colleges, Technical Schools, and institutions.


Students will meet with their Academic Advisor monthly to plan out goals and map out success! 


Upward Bound hosts a 6-week summer program on the UWL campus where the students can earn high school credit and enjoy the college experience while supervised by our UB staff and graduate students.

UB Graduates are able to enroll in the BRIDGE program where they take a college-level class for FREE

Summer Program 2021