MESA: Early Arrival Program

MESA: Early Arrival Program

Program Description

The MESA: Early Arrival Program is coordinated by the Latinx Student Success team within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. MESA: EAP is a four-day, residential program for incoming first-year Latinx students centralized around four core themes: Mentorship, Empowerment, Service, and Academic Success.

Throughout the program, first-year students will take part in several community-building activities, learn about university resources and tools for academic success, and engage with Latinx staff, faculty, advisors, and students. At the end of this program, students will have successfully completed the MESA: EAP. However, students are encouraged to continue participation in MESA programming by then applying for the MESA: Leadership Institute.


The dates for the 2020 MESA: Early Arrival Program are Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – Friday, August 21, 2020.

How to Apply

All incoming, first-year Latinx undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the MESA: Early Arrival Program.


Please direct any questions about MESA programs to Michael Bustamante at

Space is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled.