Summer Bridge


Group Photo after Summer Bridge Awards Ceremony


Announcement: We are accepting applications for our 2024 Summer Bridge Program for incoming freshmen! Summer Bridge is from July 8-19, 2024.


The priority deadline to apply is May 17, 2024.


What is Summer Bridge?

Summer Bridge is a free two-week program designed to assist with the transition from high school to college. Students live in the dorms, earn college credit, build strong relationships, and attend two field trips. This is a prime opportunity to get familiar with the campus and prepare for college-level coursework!


Other Perks?

Upon successful completion of Summer Bridge, students will receive:

  • College credit for the First Year Experience (FYE) course
    • This is a mandatory course for graduation for most incoming students
    • Note: The FYE course tuition fee is waived for Summer Bridge participants!
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion 
  • College orientation fee waiver


Summer Bridge Goals and Activities

  • Build meaningful relationships with students, staff, and faculty 
  • Experience college-level Writing, Math, and Biology courses
  • Develop study, personal wellness, financial literacy, time management, and leadership skills by engaging in interactive sessions
  • Become familiar with campus grounds and college resources (i.e. Financial Aid, Nexus Career Center, Academic Advising, Study Abroad)
  • Participate in field activities
  • Attend two field trips 

Trio Program

Knapp Hall, Rooms 141-145
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm


Bryan Garcia
Senior Director of Support Programs


Tiffany Jamieson-Ward
Assistant Director


Ken Grotell
Education Counselor and Adjunct Assistant Professor


Branden Fredericks
Technical Support and Student Services Coordinator


Brittany Buchan
Staff Assistant

Last Modified 2/26/24