EXCEL is a three-day summer program geared toward first-year students of color and first-generation college students. EXCEL features workshops to expose students to common aspects of daily college life. Participants learn techniques that will help them focus on their academic and social development.

The program is an opportunity to make new friends and get firsthand experience of college life before classes start. Participants will be paired with a mentor who is a returning student with proven academic and social skills. Mentors will help guide mentees through the social and academic aspects of Ball State. Payment and registration must be submitted by July 27th. Direct questions to Chris Moore in the Multicultural Center, 765-285-1344.

Program Dates:  Sunday, August 12 - Tuesday, August 14, 2018  (Please note that four other Summer Bridge Programs - Accelerate, Cardinal Connections, Cardinal Leadership and Service Seminar, Early Start - take place during the same dates as EXCEL, so if you are registering for EXCEL, you cannot register as a participant for Accelerate, Career Connections, C.L.A.S.S., or Early Start)

Program Fee (includes meals, lodging, activities):  $100.00

Maximum Participation:  Limited to 50 students

Registration:  Click to register for EXCEL

Registration Deadline:  July 27, 2018 or until full

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:30 p.m. Check-in at the Multicultural Center
4:00-6:00 p.m. Social
7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening Activity

Day 2 - Monday, August 13, 2018
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-10:45 a.m. Session
10:45-12:45 p.m. Session
12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Session
3:00-4:00 p.m. Career Services
4:00-5:00 p.m. Talent Show Practice
5:00-6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:15-7:45 p.m. Mentor Forum
8:00-10:00 p.m. Evening Activity

Day 3 - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-12:45 p.m. Community Engagement
12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. EXCEL Alumni/Student Leader Panel
3:00-5:00 p.m. Talent Show and Reception
5:00-6:30 p.m. Presidents Picnic (Bracken House)