Frequently Asked Questions

What is a typical class day?

studentsMornings

  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. Math
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. English
  • 10:00 -11:00 a.m. Spanish
  • 11:00 -12:00  Research
  • 12:00 -1:00 p.m. lunch

Afternoons

  • 1:00 -3:00 p.m  Science
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. Technology

What do students do outside of class?

Look at the pictures to see a list of outside activities the students have a chance to participate in.

Where do participants live?

The participants live on Northern Michigan University's campus. They live in one of the residence halls on campus. Each student is roomed with another student from the program. The females and males live on opposite sides of the hall, and there are counselors that live with them during the program.

Can participants go home during the program?

Students are not allowed to leave the program except for family weekend and emergencies. Family weekend is an opportunity for the students to go home (transportation is not provided by the program) or to have parents come up to visit. For students that are unable to go home, there are many fun activities the program plans for them.

If there is an emergency, contact the resident director. You will be given the phone number in the packet you receive after being admitted to the program.

How do the students get to the program?

The program provides transportation to the program at the beginning of the program and transportation home at the end of the program. Located in the packet you receive after being admitted to the program, will be a drop off location near your home and time when students will be picked up by UBMS Staff.

What is Family Weekend?

Family weekend is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1, 2007. During this weekend, students are permitted to leave campus with their families and do whatever they choose. The students who remain on campus will participate in several fun activities that will be planned at a later date.

students on busWhat is the Big Trip?

An optional, extended group trip, comprised of educational, cultural enrichment and recreational activities, is scheduled during the last week of the UBMS program.  Participants are not required to attend the Big Trip.

This year, the Big Trip will again transport students to an exciting destination where activities will include visiting art, science, and military museums, a a college campus, and a national park. In addition, students will have the opportunity to relax in the sun, sightsee in the city, and shop for souvenirs. The Big Trip includes air transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, ground transportation, and all park, zoo, and museum entrance tickets. More detailed information, including the destination, will be announced in April.