Summer Bridge Enrollment

Summer Bridge is a 5-day pre-orientation program with mini-classes, social activities and workshops meant to get your college career off to a great start.

Summer Bridge Eligibility

Summer Bridge is a 0.3-credit pre-orientation program hosted by TRIO Student Support Services. We invite applications from incoming first-year students who are a U.S. citizen or registered permanent resident and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Financial limitations (according to federal guidelines)
  • First-generation college student (neither parent or guardian has earn a Bachelor's degree)
  • Documented disability

Eligible participants receive an invitation to Summer Bridge.

2023 Summer Bridge Schedule

Sunday, August 13 to Friday, August 18, 2023

Day 1: Sunday, August 13

  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Residence Hall Check-in, Upper Gage Memorial Union
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Free time to unpack and get settled
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Family Session, Program Overview and Reception
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Summer Bridge Introduction and Social Activities

Days 2-6: Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided daily. This is a general schedule; specifics will vary each day.

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Mini-Classes and Morning Skill-Building Sessions
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Afternoon Sessions
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Break and Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Structured Study Times, Supplemental Instruction and Social Activities

Apply for Summer Bridge

If you wish to participate in Summer Bridge, complete this registration form and submit your $50 deposit before July 31, 2023. Payment instructions will be emailed to you when we confirm your program registration. Students who successfully complete the program by earning a passing grade will receive a refund on this deposit.

If you have any questions, please email

I would like to participate in the TRIO Summer Bridge Program. I am aware that I will receive more detailed information about the schedule, check-in, and activities once my $50 deposit payment is received. *
How will you submit your $50 deposit? Further payment instructions will be emailed to you when we confirm your registration. *
Some students may have a conflict with attending the Summer Bridge Program such as sports, family trips, work, etc. Do you know of any conflicts you have at this time? *