Summer Bridge

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We are still accepting new applications and providing comprehensive services through virtual platforms. Come join us!

Summer Bridge is a free two-week program designed to assist with the transition from high school to college. Students live on campus, take mock college classes, participate in relationship-building activities, and attend two field trips. This is a prime opportunity to get familiar with the campus, prepare for college-level coursework, and get to know over 25 peers and faculty and staff who will be mentors and lifelong friends. Upon successful completion, students receive a personalized certificate of achievement to recognize valuable contributions to the program!

Presentation of Summer Bridge Completion Award


  • Academics - Class schedule is constructed to sample introductory courses: Psychology, Math, Writing, Biology, and others to equip students with skills and strategies needed to be successful in college
  • Workshops - Designed to teach students essential academic, professional, and life skills such as time-management, leadership, personal branding, and financial literacy
  • Self-Awareness - Key program focus intended to cultivate effective reflection and recognition of ones individuality, both in personality and life experience
  • Relationship-Building - Meaningful mentoring relationships with TRIO staff and student advisors, as well as positive peer relationships through open discussion groups, fun activities, and quality time in a family-oriented atmosphere
  • Orientation - Comprehensive overview of campus life, departments, resources, rules and regulations, and opportunities


  • Campus Scavenger Hunt
  • Sports Olympics
  • Field Trips
  • Outdoor BBQ with TRIO Upperclassmen
  • Student Talent Showcase

Group Photo after Summer Bridge Awards Ceremony

Trio Program

Laffin Hall, Room 112
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Bryan Garcia

Last Modified 7/9/20