First-Year Experience 2018 Recap
At this point in the semester, your student may be experiencing stress, anxiety, or homesickness. Encourage them to utilize resources on campus.
Center for Student Success
studentsuccess@upike.edu - (606) 218-5966
First-Year academic advising
Provide connections to resources and support on campus
Assist with transition from high school to university life

UPIKE THRIVE Counseling Center
counseling@upike.edu - (606) 218-4357 (HELP)

Academic Assistance Center
academicassistance@upike.edu - (606) 218-5251
Free tutoring
Test prep - Study skills - Mentoring - Writing/composition
Individual and small group sessions

drc@upike.edu - (606) 218-5247
Assists with housing and classroom accommodations

ACE
ace@upike.edu   - (606) 218-5203
Peer mentoring, tutoring, and academic support
for students in the ACE Program

Student Success Learning Lab
The Learning Lab is a multi-purpose, quiet study area on the second floor of the Administration Building. The lab offers 10 computers (five Mac and five Dell), two collaboration spaces featuring 60-inch smart televisions with the capability to be paired with a laptop or smart device, a lounge area with soft seating and moveable tables and chairs that can be configured to accommodate study groups or presentation practices. The Learning Lab is a nice space for commuter students to spend time between classes.


We can’t wait to welcome UPIKE family and friends back to campus! Homecoming allows alumni, students and their families the opportunity to connect while celebrating the university’s rich past and exciting future. 
Watch your mailbox for more information in the coming weeks!
Fall Break is October 11-12

Even though it may feel as if the semester is just getting started, Fall Break is just around the corner. Classes will not be in session but residence halls will remain open. Mark your calendars and talk with your student about their plans.


Mark your Calendar

FALL 2018

Fall Break
October 11 and 12
No classes but halls will remain open

Thanksgiving Break
Halls close Tuesday, November 20, at 6 p.m.
Halls reopen Sunday, November 25, at Noon

Fall Semester Finals
December 11-14

Halls Close for Winter Break
Saturday, December 15, at Noon

SPRING 2019
Halls Reopen for Spring Semester
Tuesday, January 8, at Noon

Spring Break
March 9-17 Halls close Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m.
Halls reopen Sunday, March, 17 at Noon

Spring Semester Finals
April 29-May 2

Halls Close for Summer Break
Friday, May 3, at Noon

Halls Close for Graduating Seniors and Students Involved with Commencement
Sunday, May 5, at Noon

Student Care Packages
UPIKE now offers a care package program in partnership with On Campus Market.

Care packages help keep the relationship with your student on campus as close as ever, even when you’re miles apart. Packages include a personal note from you and will be delivered to your student.

Plan to see the
Bears in Action!
Click below for schedules
UPIKE Public Safety
BearAlert is a mass notification system that quickly notifies subscribed users of any campus emergency or notification that can impact the UPIKE community. BearAlert includes emergency situations including lockdowns and weather-related incidents that may result in the closure of the university.
Family Connections
Resource Guide
The Bear Necessities
UPIKE Dictionary
UPIKE Bookstore
September Sales - In-store and online!
Sept. 18-20
Hats - Buy one get one 50% off

Sept. 25-27
Women's Apparel - Buy one get one 50% off