HBCU Tour Info

By Empowering Our Youth


RISE 5280 is excited to announce our Fall 2023 Bayou Classic HBCU Tour!!!

From November 24th - December 1st students we will be taking students from various high schools around Colorado to tour 8 HBCU's: Jackson State University, Albany State Univertsity, Florida A&M University (FAMU), Bethune Cookman, South Carolina State University, Benedict College, North Carolina A&T State University, and Bennett College.

The tour also includes cultural experiences (ex. museums, etc...)

For a true college experience, parents are not allowed to attend.

No minimum GPA required. Must be in high school - no exceptions.

* Register today to save your spot.

Cost: $1950 / $300 deposit to reserve spot. Payment plans are available for the remaining balance.

Cost includes:

Roundtrip flight
Motor Coach Transportation
Hotel Accommodations
Bayou Classic
Battle of the Bands and Step Show
Plantation Tour
On-site tour of 8 HBCUs
3 Meals a day
8 College T-shirts
College Tour Bag

The first 45 youth to pay their deposits are guaranteed a spot. After that a waiting list will be started. 

* Tour FAQs can be found at the bottom of the page.


We are so thankful for Southwest's ongoing support and sponsorship of our organization’s HBCU Tours.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank our sponsors & partners.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Send us a message at info@rise5280.org


Check out photos from our Fall 2022 tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are the #1 HBCU College Tour provider in Colorado and we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go on one. That is why we do not require a minimum GPA. Our goal is to inspire and educate every student that we touch.