After UTOP

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

Summer bridge is not the end; it truly is only the beginning of the UTOP experience!

UTOP continues to support the academic, leadership, professional and social development of students through dedicated programming for each class throughout their time at UNC Charlotte.

Year 1:

  • UTOP First-Year Seminar
  • Required Secondary Academic Advising (Fall/Spring)
  • Collaborative programming and workshop series with Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE)
  • Academic support and wellness workshops
  • Leadership development
  • Major and career exploration
  • Financial Aid / Scholarship Sessions
  • Semester community service projects
  • Syllabus review night (Fall/Spring)

Year 2:

  • Secondary Academic Advising (optional)
  • Continued career exploration and professional development
  • Leadership development
  • Financial literacy
  • Financial Aid / Scholarship Sessions

Year 3/Year 4:

  • Secondary Academic Advising (optional)
  • Internship and job exploration
  • Research opportunities
  • Graduate School testing and preparation
  • Professional development

All Classes:

  • Weekly study hall (3 days a week) with free tutoring
  • Weekly passive programming
  • Social media engagement
  • Group and peer advising
  • Community service events
  • UTOP Reunited (Spring semester reunion event)
  • Other social programming
  • Homecoming event
  • Nudge emails, notification of campus events, programs, services, and opportunities