All Saturday Sessions are held from 10:00am to 2:30pm on the campus of Salem University unless otherwise noted.  Lunch is provided.  Students should report to room 128 in the Carlson Hall of Science (CHS).  We provide bus transportation (see the bus schedule below).  During Saturday Sessions, staff can be reached on the Upward Bound cell phone at 304-672-9107.  


  • September 21- Field trip to WV Penitentiary & Grave Creek Mound, Moundsville, WV -  ITINERARY

  • October 19- Career Options; Scholarship Resume; Goal-Setting; Mentoring; Financial Aid & FAFSA (Session Evaluation)

  • November 16- Welcome New Students! Icebreakers; UB orientation; ACT/SAT Practice  (Session Evaluation)

  • December 14- Holiday-themed project; Blackboard & Campus Communication; College application process; Postsecondary education options; College tips from alumni & summer staff;  (Session Evaluation)

  • January 18- TRIO awareness project; Financial aid awards; Types of Financial Aid; (Session Evaluation)

  • February 15-  College catalogs & scheduling; College entrance exams; Learning styles; High school courses for college readiness; Student Life, College Athletics, Student Success in College; (Session Evaluation)

  • March -  NO Saturday Session - Senior Trip to NYC! -CANCELED

  • April 11- Seniors are EXCUSED; Parent Summer Orientation; Summer planning, Comfit Testing - CANCELED

  • May 30- (TENTATIVE) Senior Recognition; Games with the summer staff; New students tour residence halls

    • ​Senior Exit Interviews

    • Parent Exit Interviews

    • Session Evaluation