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.
  • Have lunch with departmental representatives.
  • Create relationships with college advisors.
  • Attend fun social activities.
  • Move in early!

Important Dates & Registration

  • EMBARK is scheduled for August 20th – 22nd, 2017
  • Registration opens June 2nd
  • Last day to register for EMBARK (without a fee) is July 21st
    • Registration will be open until all spots fill, so sign up early!

Early Move-In

EMBARK will be free to all students who sign up before July 21st. Your meals, housing, and activities throughout the EMBARK program are free of charge. You also receive a cool t-shirt! MEP will credit your student account to help offset the costs of early move-in.


MEP staff is working hard on planning an exciting schedule for EMBARK 2017. Check out last year’s schedule here!

EMBARK Mentors & Student Coordinator

Coming Soon!


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!

Previous EMBARK Programs