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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. 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

THE LU-RISE SUMMER BRIDGE VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM - These sessions are for students who have been accepted into Lincoln University for Fall 2023 and are seeking enrollment into the program, and for their parent/guardian.

If you are interested in the LU-Rise Program and have not yet been accepted into Lincoln University, you may apply here

LU-RISE Summer Bridge Information Session Schedule:

  • 2023

    • The April 5th, 6pm Information Session has been moved to be held on Wednesday, April 26, at 6 pm
    • Wednesday, April 26th, 6 pm
    • Friday, May 5th, 12 pm
    • Wednesday, May 10th, 12 pm
    • Friday, May 19th, 6 pm
    • Wednesday, May 24th, 6 pm
  • Information Sessions

  • June 2, 6pm as Final Online Information Session
  • June 9, 6pm as Online Orientation Session
  • June 15, 6pm as Final Online Information Session


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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

  • Friday, June 2 at 6pm - Online Orientation for selected LU-RISE students and their parent/guardian to participate in the program.
  • Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm - Online Orientation for selected LU-RISE students and their parent/guardian to participate in the program.

*Important Note: attendance is only required at one of the orientation sessions.

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

Independence Hall

Independence Hall

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

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