Summer session

Summer academic program is five weeks, Monday-Friday, during the summer. Each student takes four courses that are 80 minutes long each day. Every student will have a math and English course as well as two electives, based on grade level. UB offers a variety of afternoon courses: Forensic Science,Computer Literacy, Economics, Intro to Latin, Leadership & Advocacy, and College Exploration. Our program also provides students with the opportunity to earn Minneapolis district ALC credit in four courses: English 9, English 10, Intermediate Algebra, and Geometry. Students may earn up to 0.5 credits for each math and English class successfully passed.

Residential living experience (rising 10th – 12th grade students)

Get a feeling for full college life and independent living over the summer. For three weeks (the last three weeks of summer classes), you'll live in a residence hall at the University of Minnesota, have a roommate, and eat in a college dining hall, all just a quick walk to daily classes. The Residential living experience also includes activities and events in the evening to build cultural and social capital, leadership skills, and develop community with TRIO UB peers. You live on campus from Sunday – Friday.

Bridge program (recent high school graduates and rising college 1st year students)

The TRIO UB Bridge Program is designed for students who have recently graduated from high school and will enroll in post-secondary education in the fall immediately after high school graduation. The purpose of this program is to help “bridge” the gap from high school to college. The TRIO UB Program consists of the following components:

  • 3-credit course transferable to most higher education institutions
  • 46-48 hours of supplemental instruction
  • University of Minnesota residential experience
  • Cultural, social, educational and community building evening activities
  • Free printing & computer lab access
  • Bridge cohort retrospective and legacy project

Math & science summer experience

TRIO UB has partnered with the Regional Center for Math and Science at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay to offer TRIO UB 10th graders interested in STEM career fields a unique opportunity to explore and learn in a science-focused summer environment. Eligible South or Henry high school TRIO UB participants are eligible to apply for six-week summer experience. Travel and living expenses are paid, and this program will take the place of TRIO UB summer services held at the University of Minnesota. This is a great choice for students considering a career in science, technology, engineering, or math fields!

College tours

After summer classes end, TRIO UB rising juniors get to take a three-day road trip around the state to visit colleges and universities. You will visit schools outside of the Twin Cities, and think about more schools before applying in the fall. You will meet with admissions counselors and current college students to learn more first-hand.

Wilderness experience

During this annual, five-six day overnight trip, rising 11th graders will explore their inner drive, become leaders, and change how they see themselves, peers, and the world. By facing the challenges that this unforgettable wilderness travel program offers, you will emerge not only physically and mentally stronger, but also with an increased mastery of expedition skills and a better understanding of their own capabilities and how to make a difference in the world. You will learn how to work as part of a team and how to be a leader.