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Northwest Missouri State University

Calendar and Timeline

UBMS Academic Year

Saturday Academies

October 14


  • Regular Session
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Northwest Kansas City Campus
November 4


  • Regular Session
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Northwest Maryville Campus
February 23 or 24


  • TRIO Day
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Northwest Maryville Campus
March 17


  • Regular Session
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Northwest Kansas City Campus
April 21
  • Orientation
  • Invited Prospective Students Only
  • Northwest Maryville Campus

Below is a timeline beginning with the "current" school year. The timeline lists the major UBMS-related events so that students and parents know what to expect in the application and selection process. The timeline is followed by specific dates for the next few years assuming that funding for the UBMS program continues.

1st Year

Aug. - Sept.
  • The school year begins
  • Applicants are currently in grades 9-11
Oct. - Nov.
  • UBMS Central Staff will contact Counselors, Principals, and Math and Science teachers in targeted high schools to plan for the academic year. 
Dec. - Jan.
  • Recruiting visits to target schools
  • Completed applications are accepted by UBMS for the upcoming summer session
Feb. - March
  • Applications are evaluated by UBMS staff
  • Invitations issued for Orientation
  • Orientation for first-time applicants and parents
  • Participants will be interviewed and meet other applicants and some staff members
  • UBMS staff reviews all application materials and issues invitations to Participants
  • Complete the school year strong and get ready for a GREAT UBMS summer
June - July
  • UBMS holds 6-week summer session ("first" of June to "middle" of July"; exact dates change each year)

Returning Participants

Aug. - Sept.
  • New school year begins 
  • Participants now in grade 10-12
  • Mentor meetings are scheduled and participants assigned a mentor
  • Fall Update form mailed to participants
  • Participants start on mentor meetings and projects
  • 1st Mentor Report form due to UBMS by Oct. 30
  • 1st installment of academic year stipend earned
Nov. - Jan.
  • Participants submit desire to return form January 31 deadline
  • January 31 is Bridge application deadline 
  • 2nd Mentor Report due to UBMS by Jan. 30
  • 2nd installment of stipend earned
  • Applications, mentor reports, and progress on projects reviewed
Feb. - March
  • Invitations for another summer of UBMS or for Bridge issued
  • March 16 is the deadline for returning high school students to commit for summer
  • Bridge students choose classes for summer enrollment
  • 3rd Mentor Report due to UBMS by April 30
  • Final Project Report due to UBMS by April 30
  • 3rd installment of stipend earned
  • Mentor's stipend earned
June - July
  • UBMS/Bridge summer session

Scheduled UBMS Activities

For 2018 (tentative)

Sat.,April 21 Orientation for new participants
Sun., June 3 UBMS moves in
Sun., June 3 Bridge moves in
Mon., June 6 College classes start for Bridge
Fri., June 15-17 Weekend Home
Fri., June 22-24 Weekend home
Tues., July 3 Bridge classes complete; Bridge start to transition home
Fri., July 13 Awards Ceremony, UBMS goes home