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Available to Incoming Freshman in Fall 2023

Join Us for LEAD this Summer!

A Summer Bridge and First-Year Experience Program

LEAD is a FREE year-long program that is focused on increasing first-year undergraduate students’ sense of belonging at UWSP. The program is aimed at providing a supportive community that promotes student success by getting first-year undergraduate students ahead and ready to start their college careers. It focuses on campus resources, transitioning into college, student success skills, social and enrichment activities, and the development of future campus leaders.

Summer Bridge Program Date

August 24-30, 2024

Tentative Schedule:

Cost: FREE!

Application Deadline


  1. Meet UW-Stevens Point’s admission requirements and commit to enrolling in UW-Stevens Point for the upcoming fall 2024 semester
  2. Identify with one or more of the following groups:
    • First-generation college student (neither parent received a bachelor’s degree
    • LGBTQIAA+ community
    • Socioeconomic statues (financial need based on FAFSA)
    • Students who have experience with foster care, out-of-home care(kinship care, guardianship, group home placement), homelessness, or were an orphan or ward of the court.
    • International students are not eligible; for UWSP Main Campus students only.

Academic Year Programming

  1. One-Week Transition Program Experience: Participants move into their residence hall a week early to ease their transition from high school to college.
  2. Peer Mentorship: Each student is paired with an undergraduate peer mentor (sophomore to senior level) for support throughout their first-year experience.
  3. DCA Success Coach: Assigned student services coordinators offer support, connecting students to resources for personal, academic, and professional development.
  4. Monthly Social and Community Engagement: Planned activities for ongoing social and community engagement.
  5. Student Engagement Centers: MRC, NAC, QRC, and Student Success Center offer educational, social, and community programs/events throughout the academic year.
  6. Participant Cost: FREE!

Contact Us

Diversity and College Access
Student Services Center 220
1108 Fremont Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481 | (715) 346-3225

A group of students wearing LEAD T-shirts.
“I just loved the whole experience and felt like I’ve gained so many things from it intellectually and spiritually.”
-2022 LEAD Student