Our application was due on Wednesday, June 26 at 11:59 PM EST. Selected applicants were notified on Friday, July 5.

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When is DUA?

Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Where will DUA be?

Downtown Columbia.

How much does DUA cost?


How is that possible?

We don’t charge admission so that participants of any background can attend. Our costs are generously underwritten by grants and corporate sponsors.

What’s included?

2 nights of lodging at the University of South Carolina, all meals, and transportation between the venues where DUA will happen.

Who is eligible?

Applicants should be between 14–21 years old and be attending high school, college, or university during the 2019–2020 school year.