Upcoming program dates: July 7 - 27, 2019

Typical Weekday at ADVANCE

7:45 am – 9:00 am


9:00 am  – noon


Noon – 1 pm


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

Dorm time

4:45 pm – 6:00 pm


6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Guided Study

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


9:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dorm Time

10:00 pm

On hall for all students

10:30 pm

Lights out for younger students

11:00 pm

Lights out for older students

Attendance is required at all of the above activities. Staff will supervise students during these times.

Quiet hours are observed from 10:30 pm to 7:00 am. Students must remain on their hall until 7:00 am unless they participate in a staff supervised morning run or yoga.

Each weekday of the summer program will include a variety of academic and extracurricular activities in addition to free time for students to work on projects or enjoy new friendships. The days are quite full, but they are designed to ensure that students have fun both in and out of the classroom. Weekdays will be more structured with classes conducted in the mornings and afternoons. Students are required to attend all classes and 6 of 9 activity periods per week.


Because weekdays are so incredibly busy, we ask that parents refrain from visiting at that time. 





Large activities, some of which have become storied traditions at ADVANCE, are offered on the weekends. Also, several off campus activities will be offered.


Saturday:  Class will be held on Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. There will be a Saturday afternoon activity and students will either attend the dance or a movie on Saturday night.


Sunday:  Brunch will be served from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm instead of a traditional breakfast and lunch. Therefore, on Sunday morning students may choose to attend a religious service, do laundry, socialize in a staff supervised area in the dorm, or sleep late. There will be a Sunday afternoon and evening activity. All RA groups will have a meeting at 9:45 pm.



All students are expected to remain at ADVANCE during the weekends, as the weekends form an integral part of the ADVANCE experience. ADVANCE students find that weekends offer the most time to socialize, develop friendships, and strengthen the ADVANCE community while having a great time. Consequently, we discourage families from visiting students and taking them off campus. However, accommodations can be made for a family event, such as the wedding or graduation of a sibling. Arrangements are to be made with the ADVANCE office prior to the beginning of the program.


Should parents/guardians choose to check their child out of the program for any amount of time, they must go through the proper checkout procedures. This includes having their child notify their RA prior to the time of checkout, completing the proper form in the dorm's lobby, and presenting a photo ID.


Should parents allow their child to be checked out by someone else (such as another relative, a neighbor, or parent of another ADVANCE student), parents will have to submit written permission 24 hours prior to the student being checked out detailing exactly who the student will be with and for how long. Email this information to palmerh@nsula.edu.


Anyone who checks an ADVANCE student out of the dormitory will be required to present a photo ID before doing so. This policy is designed for the safety of the student and is not flexible.


Regulations for Non-Family Visitation 

1.  Other than a parent, legal guardian, immediate family member, staff member, or instructor, no other visitors for a student, staff member, or instructor will be allowed in an individual room, suite, residential hallway, study room, laundry room, wing lobby, wing TV room, or within the stairwells.


2.  A non-family visitor is only allowed in a downstairs lobby.


3.  A visitor cannot participate in an ADVANCE activity.


4.  All visitors must adhere to the ADVANCE Residential Life and Academic regulations.


5.  The visitor must seek 24 hour advance permission from the Director, Associate Director, or the Coordinator of Residential Life.


6.  If any ADVANCE employee deems that a visitor's actions or inactions are disruptive, the visitor will be asked to leave the premises.