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 18- Field trip to Blennerhassett Island, Parkersburg, WV -  ITINERARY

  • October 16- Note-Taking; Scholarship Resume; CFWV orientation; Mentoring; Financial Aid & FAFSA (Session Evaluation)

  • November 20- Welcome New Students! Icebreakers; UB orientation; ACT/SAT Practice  (Session Evaluation)

  • December 18- Holiday-themed games; College application process; Postsecondary education options; College tips from alumni & summer staff;  (Session Evaluation)

  • January 15- Healthy Relationships, TRIO awareness project; Financial aid awards; Types of Financial Aid; orientation (Session Evaluation)

  • February 19-  Learning styles; Communication Skills; College terminology; College catalogs & scheduling; College entrance exams; High school courses for college readiness; (Session Evaluation)

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

  • April 16- Seniors are EXCUSED; Parent Summer Orientation; Summer planning, Comfit Testing

  • May 21- Senior Recognition; Games with the summer staff; New students tour residence halls

    • ​Senior Exit Interviews

    • Parent Exit Interviews

    • Session Evaluation

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