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Upward Bound / Summer Program

Weatherford College Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their groundwork for college entrance. The federally funded program provides opportunities for students to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. WC Upward Bound serves Graford, Gordon, Millsap, Mineral Wells, and Springtown High Schools. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

WC Upward Bound provides academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. The tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education services are designed to improve students’ success in high school and beyond. The program is specially intended for students who are from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education. From junior college to Ivy League, WC UB presents the tools each student needs to flourish.

2018 UB SUMMER PROGRAM FORMS – for currently enrolled students only

  • Summer 2018 Information Letter (for your information only)
  • Emergency Contact (required)
  • Parental Permissions (required)
  • Student Medical Information (required)
  • Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement (required)
  • Coyote Village Waiver of Liability (required)
  • Roommate Request
  • Program Packing List (for your information only)

Please fill out and return forms to Upward Bound by one of the following methods. If the form is not signed, we will print out a copy and have it signed at the Summer Showcase Meeting on May 5th:

  • Email: upwardbound@wc.edu
  • Mail: Upward Bound, 225 College Park Drive, Weatherford, Texas 76086
  • Return to a UB staff member at your high school meeting.

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2018 UB SUMMER PROGRAM DATES – for currently enrolled students only

Bridge Students Only-Seniors

Bridge students will attend college courses Monday – Thursday and will be released each week to return home on Thursday afternoons. Bridge students will have to participate in some of the summer program activities with the undergraduate students but not all. The bridge students must live in the residence hall and attend study sessions, writing labs, and other workshops. Bridge students are obligated to attend all class days unless prior arrangements have been made with instructors and UB staff.

June 3, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.           Bridge Student Move-In
June 4, 2018 / 8:00 a.m.           Bridge / WC Classes begin
July 1, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.             End of Summer UB Dance
July 2 - 3, 2018                     College classes will meet
July 3, 2018 / 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.     Awards Ceremony
July 4, 2018 WC Closed for July 4th
July 5, 2018                               Classes held
July 9 - 10, 2018 Finals and Move-out

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Undergraduate Students-9th thru 11th grades

Undergraduate students will be expected to attend all classes and events. Students may only be excused for school-related events and previously planned family events. Any student that misses must complete makeup work. If a student misses for an unplanned vacation/event, the student will not be eligible for the end of summer college tour. 

June 10, 2018 All Undergraduate Students Move-in
June 11, 2018 WC Upward Bound Classes Begin
July 1, 2018 / 6:00 pm End of Summer UB Dance
July 2 - 3, 2018                    UB Summer Program short week
July 3, 2018 / 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.   Awards Ceremony and Move-Out
July 4, 2018 WC Closed for July 4th
July 9, 2018 / 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.          Return for College Tour (1 evening only)
July 10 - 12, 2018                        College Tour Trip
July 16, 2018 / 6:30 pm          Rising, Senior and Parent Dinner

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