About the Upward Bound Program

Welcome to ECSU's upward bound program website/page!


Elizabeth City State University’s Upward Bound Program provides fundamental support to high school students preparing to attend college. This federally funded program is also designed to motivate students academically and to provide opportunities for participants to improve their pre-college performance and ultimately succeed in higher education pursuits.

Since the 1970’s, this program has served numerous students throughout Northeastern North Carolina who displayed the academic potential for completing college.

Through the program’s academic, social and cultural offerings, the participants have the opportunity to develop and nourish their thirst for learning and self-improvement.





ECSU’s Upward Bound participants are “REACHING for Success…

A World of Possibilities.”


Academic Year Schedule


Session Date


August 18, 2018
September 29, 2018
October 6, 2018
October 13, 2018
November 10, 2018
November 17, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 8, 2018
December 15, 2018
January 5, 2019
January 12, 2019
January 29, 2019
February 2, 2019
February 9, 2019
February 23, 2019
March 2, 2019
March 23, 2019
April 13, 2019
April 27, 2019
May 4, 2019
May 11, 2019
May 25, 2019


Transportation Details

(Pick Up/Drop Off Locations-with times)

Location Departure Time Return Time
Gates County High School 8:10 am 3:10 pm
IGA (Creswell) 7:50 am 3:30 pm
John A. Holmes High School 8:00 am 3:10 pm
The Y(Peardige) 7:00 am 3:10 pm
Plymouth High School 7:40 am 3:30 pm
Hardee's Hertford 8:20 am 2:45 pm
Columbia High School 7:50 am 3:20 pm


Classes will be held from 9:15 am to 2:15 pm in Johnson Hall, Second Floor

*Students that reside in Elizabeth City must be dropped off and picked up by their parent/guardian.


Upward Bound Resources

(Click here to find Special Workshops/Activities and Other Resources)

Contact Us:

Dr. Kimberly Stanley, Coordinator of Upward Bound Program

Phone: 252-335-3370                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Email:  kdstanley@ecsu.edu

 Mrs. Quay Dozier, Director of Special Programs
Phone:  (252) 335-3368
Email:   qjdozier@mail.ecsu.edu

Mailing Address:

Upward Bound Program                                        

Elizabeth City State University

1704 Weeksville Road

Campus Box 785

Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909

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