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Summer Bridge Program

Designed for incoming first year students, this program brings highly experienced student affairs staff and faculty from all majors together to assist participants in familiarizing themselves with the social and academic expectations of college.  Summer Bridge students arrive a week prior to the rest of their freshmen class. Workshops throughout the week introduce topics regarding academic success, career education, as well as specific campus resources and policies. Additionally, upon completion of the program, students will produce two complete assignments to be submitted in their first semester.  The Bridge Program helps students to build confidence and independence before classes begin.

Workshop Examples

  • Email Etiquette & Business Communication
  • Resume & Cover Letter How To's
  • Time Management with the CLC
  • Who is my Advisor?
  • Staying Healthy in College

Other Bridge Highlights:

  • Job Shadow Field Experience: Students have the opportunity to visit local employers with small groups of Bridge participants within the same major
  • Campus Resource Scavenger Hunt: Work in pairs to discover resources and activities on an doff campus. Can you complete the hunt?
  • Access to early tutoring scheduling in the CLC for the Fall 2018 semester
  • Fun activities in the evenings with other first year students in the Bridge Program

Why Participate in the Bridge Summer Program?

Summer Bridge 2016 students had an average GPA of 3.2 in their first semester, and 100% retention from the Fall 2016 to the Spring 2017 semester.  This program allows students extra time to settle in to their new environment while learning valuable skills that will benefit them their first year and beyond.

This program is perfect for students who may need more time to adjust and added self-confidence as they begin their first year at college.

“The Bridge Program really helped me become comfortable with living at Becker College; by participating in the Bridge Program I was able to make friends before the school year began and I was given the opportunity to get used to living far away from home.”

— Audra Bell, Class of 2018 Media Design, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

Program Tuition

Cost for the program is $1500 and includes room, board, workshops, trips and activities.  Commuter students may participate in the program and should speak with the Executive Director of Student Support Services regarding arrangements.  Payments must be paid in full before the start of the program, and cannot be combined with financial aid packages or paid by outside foundations.

* Fall student-athletes'  pre-season practice schedules preclude them from participating in the Summer Bridge Program.

Registration Process

In order to apply, students must be admitted to Becker College and submit a deposit; health forms must be completed and program charges must be paid in full no later than Friday, July 12, 2018. Upon registration, students will receive an information packet outlining the program, events, and other important information.

For more information  and to register for this program, please contact Micky Roberts, Executive Director, Student Support Services at micky.roberts@becker.edu.

Important Dates

Registration Deadline Monday, July 3, 2018
Payment & Health Forms Due Friday, July 12, 2018
Move on Campus Sunday, August 19, 2018
Classes Begin Monday, August 27, 2018