Student Support & Equity Programs

Summer Bridge

About the Program

Summer Bridge is a FREE comprehensive, three-week (two-week residential and one-week commuter) summer transition program designed to assist incoming Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) first-year students in the transition from high school to the university setting by providing a wide range of educational, personal, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities. EOP students ARRM yourself for the college challenge and join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Connect, Learn, and Grow! 

Summer Bridge 2024 Program Dates:
Monday, July 8, 2024 through Thursday, July 25, 2024
(3-week program; Sunday - Thursday)
*Note: If selected to participate, all students MUST attend all days of the program (Sunday - Thursdays). No exceptions. To view the program schedule, you must complete the online Summer Bridge Information Module. If you are an incoming EOP transfer student, check out our EOP Transfer Bridge program, which specifically designed for you!*

Program Model

Summer Bridge (SB) is a structured program where typically from 8:00am- 9:00pm students are engaging in many different components to learn more about campus culture, resources, connect with peer mentors and staff. Furthermore, it is divided into a Residential Component and  a Commuter Component to best assist participants in getting exposed to what it is like to both live and commute to campus.  

Why does the program model change during week 3? We recognize not all of our SB participants will be living on campus during the academic year, so exposure to commuting during the summer has many benefits as it allows participants to plan ahead prior to the fall term on what committing or taking public transportation will look like. 

Special Circumstance: In addition, we may have students interested in participating in SB, but may live out of the local area, thus in the application students can share factors that can impact them from going home for the weekend or commuting during the last week of the program. 

Note: There are limited resources and not all students who request Weekend Stayover or Extended Stay will be approved, so please be as detailed in the SB application so staff can best address your needs.

Note: Our program is a closed program, meaning that no guest(s) are allowed during all 3-weeks, except during the check-in and check-out time frames or with prior professional staff approval. 

Benefits: Why participate in Summer Bridge?

By participating in Summer Bridge, students will get a head start in their college journey, build support systems with faculty, staff, and peers, and gain essential skills that will facilitate their transition and success at Cal Poly Pomona. Throughout the three-weeks, participants will be introduced to a wide range of resources and will benefit from the following support services at no-cost to the student (Fees are paid on behalf of University funds):

Educational Support

  • Academic Seminars
  • EOP Advising Seminars​
  • Learning Strategies and Academic Resources​
  • Study Hall with tutorial support

Student Development

  • Supplemental 1:1 Academic Advising ​
  • Holistic Student Success Coaching​
  • Peer Mentoring​ with Student Leaders
  • Personal Development and Wellbeing Workshops

Community and Social Events

  • Community Building Activities​
  • Student Leadership Opportunities​
  • Building Lifelong Friendships​
  • Early Exposure to Campus Resources and Student Life

Cultural and Academic Enrichment Opportunities

  • Residential Life/Commuting Experience​
  • Campus Partners Workshops (Financial Aid, CAPS, TREE, Care Center, etc.)​
  • Overview of Campus Policies and Procedures​
  • Motivational Speakers

Program Eligibility: How am I eligible for Summer Bridge?

Eligible incoming EOP first-year students are invited to learn more about Summer Bridge via email in late April and are provided with additional information regarding our program application process once they complete the Summer Bridge Information Module.

In order to be eligible to apply to Summer Bridge, students must:

1. Submit EOP Partnership Agreement.

2. Be available to attend all program dates.

SB 2024 Program Dates: July 8th - July 25th
Must have attended Orientation Session prior to July 1, 2024 and have no conflicting appointments that would interfere with participation in program components.

3. Complete the Summer Bridge Information Module.

Deadline to complete Information Module: June 9, 2024 at 12:00pm (noon).
Access to SB Application will be given once the module is completed.
Note: If you have any questions regarding your EOP admissions status, please email When emailing please provide your 9-digit Bronco ID number and full name. 

Application Steps: How can I apply to Summer Bridge?

To be fully considered, all EOP and Summer Bridge program deadlines and application steps must be met:

1. Complete the Online SB Information Module.

  • Module will be self-paced and can be accessed anytime from May 17th - June 9th at 12:00pm (noon).
  • Please refer to your emails for additional details on the SB Information Module, as this is by invitation only to incoming EOP first-year students. 

2. Submit SB Application by June 9, 2024 at 11:59pm (midnight).

  • If admitted, must complete the SB Participation Confirmation form by June 12, 2024 at 12:00pm.
  • All Admitted Summer Bridge students will be invited to a virtual "Move-In Day Prep" meeting on June 20th or June 22nd to learn more about how to prepare and what items to bring for our 3-week program.
If you have questions about Summer Bridge program eligibility or the application process please contact the EOP Transition Programs staff at