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Calendar and Timeline

UBMS Academic Year

Saturday Academies

October 6

8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

  • Regular Session
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Northwest Maryville Campus

November 10

8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

  • Regular Session
  • Visitors Welcome
  • Northwest Kansas City Campus

January 19

8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

  • Regular Session
  • New Participant Orientation
  • Northwest Maryville Campus

February 23

TBD

  • TRIO Day
  • Regular Session
  • Northwest Maryville Campus

March 9

8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

  • Regular Session
  • Northwest Kansas City 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, UBMS Central Staff will contact Counselors, Principals, and Math and Science teachers in targeted high schools to plan for the academic year
  • Applicants are currently in grades 9-11
  • Recruitment begins
Oct. - Nov.
  • Recruitment continues
  • Application deadline October 31st
  • Saturday Academies begin, visitors welcome
  • School visits
Dec. - Jan.
  • School visits
  • New Participant Orientation
  • Bridge applications are due
  • Summer Opt-Out deadline
Feb. - March
  • TRIO Day
  • School visits
April
  • School visits
May
  • Summer orientation and all forms due
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 emailed to participants
  • Participants start on mentor meetings and projects
Oct.
  • 1st Mentor Report form due to UBMS by Oct. 30
  • 1st installment of academic year stipend earned
  • New participant application due October 31
Nov. - Jan.
  • Interviews and school visits
  • January 31 is Bridge application deadline 
Jan.
  • 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
  • Summer Opt-Out form - March 23 deadline
April
  • 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
May
  • 3rd installment of stipend earned
  • Mentor's stipend earned
June - July
  • UBMS/Bridge summer session

Scheduled UBMS Activities

For Summer 2019

Wed., May 15 or Thurs., May 16

Summer Orientation (Required for everyone attending the summer program)
You may choose which night to attend, one will be on the Kansas City campus and the other here in Maryville
Sun., June 2 UBMS moves in
Mon., June 3 UBMS Summer Officialy starts
Sun., June 9 Bridge Move In
Mon., June 10 College classes begin for Bridge students

Sat., June 26-July 6

NO UBMS activities - we will all be home celebrating Independence Day or other family activities and traditions
Tues., July 3 Bridge classes complete; Bridge go home (Bridge students will need to be on campus Sun., June 30 to attend classes on July 1-3)
Fri., July 12 Final day of UBMS Classes & Awards Ceremony
Mon., July 15-Fri., July 19 UBMS Merit STEM Cultural trip to St. Louis, MO (specific dates and activities will be released at summer orientation)