Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships

Residential Intensive Summer Education Program


The Residential Intensive Summer Education (RISE) program is designed to facilitate the transition of students by developing a strong sense of community, campus connectiveness, support services, and leadership development of entering freshmen. We do this by providing faculty, staff, and student support to students related to their academic, personal, and professional goals.

Summer Program

Due to the recent and ongoing affects of Covid- 19, RISE will be offered virtually this summer! Our three day, virtual summer program will provide participants an opportunity to gain access to skill-building, leadership development, and most importantly, community building workshops. RISE is designed to ensure your success as you begin to transition into higher education. 

There are two programs:

Rising Senior (July 13-16, 2020)

This program is offered for current high school juniors who are seeking guidance in the application process. Participants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA to participate. Please note the sophomores can apply but priority will be given to high school juniors. You can now apply for the Rising Senior program by clicking clicking the link below.

*Application Deadline is Monday, July 6, 2020. 


First Time Freshman (July 27-30, 2020)

This program is offered to incoming Freshmen who have enrolled at CPP for the Fall of 2020. You can now apply for the First Time Freshmen program by clicking the link below. 

*Application Deadline is Monday, July 20, 2020. 



We achieve our goals by:

· Providing summer and academic year programs
· Connecting students with key campus personnel that will assist them as they navigate Cal Poly Pomona
· Celebrating their academic, personal, and community achievements
· Providing culturally relevant lectures, workshops, and opportunities for campus and community engagement
· Developing campus, community, and student leaders

Workshops / Activities

  • Campus Resources
  • Financing a College/University Education
  • Leadership Development
  • Navigating the College Experience for Success
  • Networking and Mentorship with Current Faculty, Staff, and Students
  • Community Development

Academic Year Success

The RISE program continues to help students beyond the summer program by providing:

  • Study Hall (Weekly tutoring sessions are available with RISE Staff and students)
  • Mentorship (RISE staff are effectively matched with students to enforce positive communication and updates on their academic success)