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Running Start

Running Start: A Pre-Collegiate Program for Incoming Students


Running Start: A Pre-Collegiate Program for Incoming Students

Tuesday, August 19 – Friday, August 22

Cost: $50 (Limited Scholarships Available)

Application available: May 1


Running Start is a four day intensive program geared to support first year students. In keeping with the university's commitment to diversity, the purpose of this program is to assist the acclimation of those that are the first in their family to attend college, traditionally marginalized and underrepresented students, and those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds towards a rewarding and inclusive collegiate experience. 

Participants in the Running Start Program will be offered an array of workshops, seminars, and activities that empower them to be advocates for their academic success, facilitate opportunities for networking and teambuilding, and contribute to a vibrant Hawk Hill. Graduates of the Running STart Program have found the Running STart Program beneficial to their academic growth and personal development, service in multiple leadership positions on and off campus and provide informal mentoring and support to the campus community.