Summer UB 2018


The Upward Bound (UB) project at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a federally-funded TRIO program dedicated to the preparation for, admission to, and successful completion of a college degree for eligible (first-generation and/or low-income) high school students.

Our UB program offers weekly tutoring; semester programming covering test prep and/or test anxiety, advocacy and being resourceful, college and career exploration, development in leadership, study, and work skills and more; academic, personal, and career advising; college visits; and a summer residential program which allows students to get a close to a college experience as possible and job shadows and much, much more. With the guidance and support from our staff and tutors we work closely with students to ensure they are on track for high school graduation as well as being prepared for college.  UB students are four times more likely to graduate from college than their peers from similar background. 



Students, please know that Upward Bound and many at UWL are here to listen and support you (in other ways than academically). We are here for you and we are here to serve you.
In light of recent events, including proposals at the federal level to remove protections for transgender individuals, the racially-motivated murder of two African Americans at a grocery store, the shooting at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and, most recently, the reference to an executive order that would end birthright citizenship, we wish to express our support for people of all racial, ethnic and gender identities and people of all religious faiths. We value a richness of diverse identities, and condemns violence in all of its forms. We will continue to extend support for all and will seek to promote understanding through open dialogue and empathy.
Here are some of the resources available to students, staff and faculty at the University:
Office of Violence Prevention Office of Wellness and Health Advocacy
UW-La Crosse Pride Center(LGBTQ+ Services and Programs)
UW-La Crosse Multicultural Student Services
UW-La Crosse Campus Climate (official)
Counseling and Testing (for students)
Employee Assistance Program/FEI Behavioral Health (for staff and faculty)
Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form


We would like to announce that Paul Krause, our former Assistant Director, has now retired after finishing his last summer session with us this summer. He had served 28 years with Upward Bound.  We want to take this time to thank him for his many years of service to the program and to the many students and families he has enabled to make that step towards higher education.  Your time and dedication to students and their access to higher education and to financial aid in particular is much appreciated.  We sincerely thank you and wish you the best as you complete your doctoral degree!