Student Support & Equity Programs

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is a FREE comprehensive, five-week (three-week residential and two-week commuter) summer transition program designed to assist 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 2023 Program Dates:
Wednesday, July 5th, 2023 through Thursday, August 3rd, 2023
**If selected to participate, all students MUST attend all days of the program (Mondays - Thursdays). No exceptions.**


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. Participants will be introduced to a wide range of resources and will benefit from the following support services:

Educational Support

  • Enrollment in 3-unit Course​
  • 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, T.R.E.E.)​
  • Overview of Campus Policies and Procedures​
  • Motivational Speakers

Eligibility & Application Process

Program eligibility is BY INVITATION ONLY and is open to incoming first-year EOP students who meet the following:
  1. Must be admitted to both CPP and EOP. Must have also submitted the EOP Partnership Agreement
    1. After you have been admitted to both CPP and EOP, you will receive an email with more information about Summer Bridge.
  2. Must have attended CPP Orientation/Advising Registration prior to Summer Bridge program dates
  3. Complete Summer Bridge Application Process
    1. The Summer Bridge Application process and the link are shared with students who attend the mandatory online Summer Bridge Information Session
  4. Can attend all Summer Bridge Program dates and components
Due to the program's structured schedule and limited capacity, participants must attend all dates and components of the program - No exceptions. 

To be fully considered, all EOP and Summer Bridge program deadlines and application process steps must be met.​ 
  1. Must attend Online SB Information Session in May.
  2. Submit and Complete all SB Application Components.
  3. Confirm SB participation.
If selected to participate, daily attendance and participation in program components are mandatory as students will be enrolled in a 3-unit GE course, attend academic workshops, advising seminars, community building, and enrichment activities. For additional information, students are encouraged to check their CPP email.
Renaissance Scholars students: Summer Bridge participation is mandatory for all incoming Renaissance Scholars first-year students.
For more information about Summer Bridge program eligibility or the application process please contact the EOP Transition Programs staff at