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Preparing for Project Uplift

Project Uplift participants on campus


The tabs below will provide you with all you need to know to prepare for Project Uplift (though if you should have further questions, please contact us at Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the information below regarding Project Uplift dates and the format are subject to change.


Project Uplift will be held in a virtual or on-campus format. Participants will be able to select their preferred format when registering. The dates and format for Project Uplift are listed below:

  • SESSION 1 (Virtual): Thursday, May 19, 5:00–8:45 p.m.
  • SESSION 2 (On-Campus): Saturday, May 21, 9:00 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • SESSION 3 (On-Campus): Saturday, June 4, 9:00 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • SESSION 4 (On-Campus): Saturday, June 11, 9:00 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • SESSION 5 (Virtual): Thursday, June 16, 5:00–8:45 p.m.


If you are unsure which date you have registered for, please revisit the confirmation email you received immediately after you registered. If you changed your date, you received a second confirmation email with the new date reflected in it. If you cannot locate the email, be sure to check your junk folder.


All Project Uplift participants must complete the Release and Expectations Form in order to participate in the program. You will receive instructions to submit your Release and Expectations Form via email after paying your registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of participants, we are unable to respond to individual requests to check if you have submitted your medical release. If you are unsure, please re-submit the medical release form to ensure we have it in our files.  




Sample Program Schedule*:  

On-Campus Project Uplift

Time Session
7:45 a.m. Registration Opens
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Session
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Admissions & Scholarships and Student Aid
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Essay Writing Workshop
10:30 a.m. – 11:30am Panel for Parents/Guardians
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Tar Heel Talks/Social Groups
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Campus Tours
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Culture Show/Social Mixer
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


Virtual Project Uplift 

Time Session
5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. Welcome
5:05 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. Area Code/Zip Code Shout Out
5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Admissions & Scholarships and Student Aid
6:00 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. Break
6:10 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Trivia/Icebreaker
6:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Essay Writing Workshop
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Optional) Q&A with Current UNC Students
7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Small Group
8:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Tar Heel Talks/Virtual Games
8:45 p.m. Closing Remarks


 *This is a sample scheduleThese times and session placements are subject to change. 



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You will receive an email to join the Project Uplift Community and more info at least 24 hours before your session. Please create your account and download the app to keep up with all updates!