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Graduate School
The University of Mississippi


Lookout in Fall 2024 for an announcement regarding ELEVATE 2025, to be held for a week in Summer 2025.


Picture of the Leaders and Participants of ELEVATE 2022

Leaders and Participants of ELEVATE 2022

A FREE one-week summer exploration program for rising seniors attending Historically-Black Colleges and Universities

Workshops and Seminars will address a variety of topics, including:

  • Purpose and value of graduate education
  • Application process, admission, matriculation
  • Costs and sources of financial support
  • Challenges, obstacles and stigmas
  • Undergraduate vs. graduate education
  • Degrees and specializations

Housing, Meals, Excursions & Recreation included


Questions about ELEVATE?

  • Is there a stipend involved?
    • All food, lodging, and planned excursions will be covered by the program. There will not be a stipend associated with this program.
  • Do I need transportation?
    • No.  Transportation will be provided to all off campus events.
  • Where will we be staying?
    • Individual dormitory accommodations have been reserved for your stay.
  • What should I bring with me for the week?
    • Accommodations include: bathroom, refrigerator, microwave, and community kitchen and lounge.
  • What kind of excursions and recreational activities will be included?
    • We are planning group educational and entertaining activities such as bowling, history tours, etc.
  • What’s the attire for the week?
    • Morning workshops and sessions are business casual.  Afternoon excursions are casual.