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LU-Rise Program

The LU-RISE program is a summer intensive enrichment experience offered in a 5-week program, providing students with academic skills and empowering opportunities.  The program will allow students get a head start on their academic coursework while residing on Main campus, from June 27, 2022 to July 29, 2022.  Along with their weekday coursework, there will be enrichment opportunities provided some evenings and weekends. LU-RISE's goal is to have students enter their freshman year with not only knowledge of Lincoln University but equipped with at least 6-8 academic credits enabling them to have a jumpstart on the Fall semester. The program will include:
  • Tutoring and Peer-Mentoring
  • Coaching in skills pertinent for college success
  • A thorough introduction to adapting to college life
  • Enrollment in courses specific to students' academic needs

Join Us

Please join us for the LU-RISE Summer Bridge virtual information sessions.

LU-RISE Summer Bridge Information Session Schedule:
  • Friday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 20 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m.


Please email to receive the passcode and link to attend a virtual information session.


The LU-RISE Summer Bridge program is still accepting applications!

Please note that you may be placed on a waitlist. If a spot becomes available, we will get in touch with you using the contact details you provided within the application.

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Course Offerings


  • Pre-calculus
  • Calculus


  • College Algebra
  • English


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Placement Testing

Students must take the placement test for Math Placement and Reading & Writing 
Advising - Once placement testing has been completed, students will be invited to an advising appointment. Please contact Ms. Shirley Quillin at for more information. 
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Information & Orientation

Two (2) Information Sessions-via ZOOM on April 29nd and May 12th and will precede the LU-RISE Orientation on June 10th.
Online Orientation will be held on June 10, 2022 for those students that have been selected to participate in the LU-RISE program

Extra Curriculum Programs "LU-RISE FRIDAYS"

Students will have the opportunity to engage in activities outside of the classroom structure, that will provide them with a vast array of experiences.
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Longwood Gardens

National African American Museum

National African American Museum

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Underground Railroad

Tutoring and Peer Mentoring

Tutoring and Peer Mentoring involves guiding students with the skills they need to succeed in their academic journey. Skills that will be strengthened will include note taking, time management and test preparation. The goal of tutoring and peer mentoring is to assist students with establishing goals and timelines that break their assignments and projects down into smaller units. Also, it. will help students determine what material they will need to study for quizzes or tests and practice answering anticipated questions.

More Information

For more questions or concerns, please contact us at

  • Orientation: June 10th and June 17th at 6 pm (Your attendence is only required for one orientation date)
  • Move-in date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • Placement Testing date: Friday, June 24, 2022

The LU-RISE program is being offered by the Division of Academic Affairs in conjunction with the Department of Admissions.