EMBARK is our early move-in program for underrepresented students entering Engineering.  During this three-day event you will get a head start on your new collegiate journey.  Plus, you’ll get to move-in before most of campus!

Benefits of Attending

  • Make friends with incoming engineering students.
  • Build community with students of color.
  • Meet with departmental representatives.
  • Create relationships with college advisors.
  • Attend fun social activities.
  • Move in early!
  • Free t-shirt!

2018 T-Shirt Design Contest

Design this year’s EMBARK t-shirt! Everyone is encouraged to participate. All entries are due by next Friday, July 20th. The winner will be announced the following week. Please follow this link https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/4845655 for more information and to submit your design!

Important Dates & Registration

  • EMBARK is scheduled for August 19th – 21st, 2018
  • Registration deadline is July 20, 2018
  • Please contact mep@engineering.illinois.edu with any questions.

Early Move-In

EMBARK will be free to all students who sign up before July 20th. Your meals, housing, and activities throughout the EMBARK program are free of charge. You also receive a cool t-shirt! MEP will cover the costs of early move-in.


MEP staff is working hard on planning an exciting schedule for EMBARK 2018. Check back soon for this year’s schedule!

EMBARK Mentors & Student Coordinator

Come back soon to meet your 2018 EMBARK Coordinators & Mentors!


Do you have questions about EMBARK? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page (found here) for more information on EMBARK. Do you have a question that wasn’t included in the FAQ’s page? Email us at mep@engineering.illinois.edu!

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Previous EMBARK Programs