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. The EXCEL program ends in times to allow students to participate in an additional summer bridge program that will further enhance this pre-college experience. Direct questions to the Multicultural Center, 765-285-1344.

Program Fee (includes meals, lodging, activities):  To be determined

Program Dates:  Program Dates have not yet been selected.

Maximum Participation:  Limited to 50 students

Registration: Registration for the EXCEL
Program of Summer 2018 will open in May 2018.

Itinerary for August 2017:

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Morning and Afternoon - Move in to residence hall
Evening - Welcome and social activities

Day 2 - Thursday, August 10, 2017
Morning and Afternoon - Opening sessions and college transition workshops
Evening - Social activities

Day 3 - Friday, August 11, 2017
Morning - Community service project
Afternoon - College transition workshops
Evening - Social activities

Day 4 - Saturday, August 12, 2017
Morning - Workshop session
Afternoon - Activity and closing reception