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New Start Summer Program 2018

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Project ended on July 12, at 11:59 PM MST
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New Start Summer Program 2018

​Borders and Boundaries: Finding and Redefining Our Limits

This summer, our New Start students will test the boundaries of their own limits as they introduce themselves to the research life of the university.   

The New Start Summer Program provides an opportunity for incoming freshman to take classes, work with peer leaders, and engage in various academic and extracurricular programs to make their transition to the UA successful. One of the key parts of New Start is our two day Academic Conference, where selected students present their original research around the theme of the summer. This year's theme, Borders and Boundaries: Finding and Redefining Our Limits, will have students defining and analyzing the ways in which we use borders and boundaries to create space between us or bring us closer together.  

What is your role in Borders and Boundaries?  

Your support will provide scholarships to the winning conference presenters to be awarded for this Fall! Awards are given for the top presentations on Innovation, Research and Analysis. Last year, thanks to generous supporters like you, we were able to provide all nine Academic Conference winners with scholarships! Can we count on you to make a gift to support New Start students' outstanding academic achievements?   

Learn More

Save the Date for this year's conference, July 11-12. You can watch some of the sessions streamed on Facebook Live! To learn more about the New Start Summer Program visit: You can also follow us throughout the summer to see what the students are up to on Twitter @uanewstart and on Facebook at

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Academic Conference Begins

New Start’s Academic Conference has been around since 1993!


History of the Conference

This year is the 26th Annual Academic Conference!


Half a Century of New Start

New Start celebrates its 50th summer in 2018!


100% Participation

100% of New Start – that’s right, every single student – presented work at last year’s Academic Conference!


Live Streaming

129 minutes and 30 seconds – that’s how much footage of last year’s conference was streamed on Facebook Live! You can still check out those presentations on New Start’s Facebook page.

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