COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

Office will be operating with no or limited in-office staff until further notice and will not be accepting any face-to-face walk-ins, advising or communication of any kind. All communication will be done during business hours and via phone or email. You may call the Upward Bound office at 608.785.8539 or email us at

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub


Spring tutor Application

Full Application Here: For New Potential Students! 


More coming soon! 



UB Insider October 2020: Staff Spotlight Mr. Jordan and Ms. Kylie 

UB Insider November 2020: Staff Spotlight Mr. Meki 

UB Insider is a monthly e-newsletter from the Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse -- in which we will include highlights of student experiences, & wisdom from the alumni! 

Do You Want To be UB?

We are looking for new tutors this fall semester click the link to apply!

What is Upward Bound (UB)?

The Upward Bound (UB) program is a federally funded TRIO program dedicated to the preparation for, admission to, and successful completion of a college degree for eligible high school students. The UB program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides services to residents in the La Crosse and Monroe Counties. 

The UB Program offers weekly tutoring sessions with semester long programming covering test prep, advocacy & resourcefulness, college & career exploration, leadership development, study and work skill development. We also work on academic, personal and career advising. We plan college visits and have a 6-week summer residential program which allows student a college experience!

UB students are Four (4x) times more likely to graduate from college than their peers of similar backgrounds 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 and prepared for the next steps towards college.

When does Upward Bound do things?

Weekly: The Upward Bound Program (UB) hosts weekly tutoring sessions at their local school or at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, depending on the night. At these tutoring sessions the students will work closely with tutors to work on any subjects they may be having trouble with and earn a stipend for attending.

Monthly: We also host Saturday Events one Saturday a month that can vary between cultural enrichment activities and other fun activities for student’s academic growth. We also plan college visits to various Wisconsin institutions.

Yearly: We host a 6-week summer program right here on UWL campus where the students can earn high school credit and enjoy the college experience while supervised by our UB staff and graduate students.