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Summer Bridge

Welcome to Cal Poly Pomona

Welcome to the Cal Poly Pomona Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) family! We are very excited that you have chosen to pursue your undergraduate career at Cal Poly Pomona. As you embark on this new journey we are sure that you will experience great academic and personal development as you work toward your graduation and collegiate goals. As a new EOP student, the Student Support and Equity Programs (SSEP) department offers you many opportunities to get involved in programs that offer educational enrichment, personal growth, and promote student learning and success, one of them being the Summer Bridge program. Each summer, EOP welcomes a select group of new EOP first-year students to begin their college experience by participating in the Summer Bridge program.

About Summer Bridge

The Summer Bridge program is a five-week (3-week residential and 2-week commuter) transition program designed to help a select group of EOP first-year students transition to the university setting while providing a wide range of educational, personal, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities.

By participating in Summer Bridge, program participants attend a Cal Poly Pomona class, build academic skills, develop friendships, experience campus life, and become acquainted with campus departments and resources. Course work, seminars, and student development opportunities help participants build essential skills that will facilitate their success at Cal Poly Pomona.

Summer Bridge 2017 Program Dates: Sunday, June 18th -Thursday, July 20th

 All Summer Bridge participants: If selected to participate, daily attendance and participation in program components is mandatory as you will be engaged in full-time classes and enrichment activities throughout the five-week program.

Renaissance Scholars students: As described in the Renaissance Scholars Acceptance Agreement, Summer Bridge participation is mandatory for all incoming Renaissance Scholars first-year (freshmen) students.

Summer Bridge Program Benefits

The Summer Bridge program covers all Summer Bridge related expenses for EOP first-year students who meet eligibility criteria and are invited to attend. Summer Bridge covers program course enrollment, course books, meals, and activities throughout the five weeks, with the exception for parking and any personal items students choose to purchase. Please refer to the Summer Bridge Student Guide for additional details on the program and meals during the residential and commuter components.

Students who participate in Summer Bridge can benefit from the following:

  • A head start toward a college experience and the opportunity to begin building community and support systems with other students, faculty, and staff.
  • Enrollment in a 4-unit General Education (GE) course or a 4-unit Early Start Math (ESM) course.
    • Course enrollment varies depending on student’s Early Start requirements needed before the Fall term.
  • Academic advising support, university orientation, and student development workshops in preparation to successfully meet the rigorous challenges of university life.
  • Tutorial resources to assist students in developing educational goals, math, writing, and study skills needed toward meeting Cal Poly Pomona’s academic requirements.
  • Academic enrichment opportunities, community building activities, leadership experiences, and exposure to campus life. 

Eligibility Requirements and Student Responsibilities

Incoming first-year EOP students who have submitted their EOP Acceptance Agreement will receive an email invitation to attend a mandatory Summer Bridge Information Meeting, which will give students and parents/guardians an overview of the program and outline the next steps on how to apply for Summer Bridge. Only students who attend a Summer Bridge Information Meeting may apply to be considered for the Summer Bridge program. Please refer to the "Who may Attend & How to Apply" tab for next steps on how to prepare for the Summer Bridge Information Meeting and Frequently Asked Questions.

If invited to participate in Summer Bridge, please check your Cal Poly Pomona email for further instructions on what to do to meet program deadlines. Please pay very close attention to university admissions and program deadlines.  

Contact Information

For more general Summer Bridge information, contact Lorraine Jenkins Jones at 909.869.3994 or ljjones3@cpp.edu.