Summer Bridge Support Services
All Summer Bridge Program participants get the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Cal Poly Pomona campus culture prior to their first Fall term. Summer Bridge is also intended to help students develop meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, and peers to cultivate academic and personal support networks that will enhance their college experience and support their overall success through graduation.
The following are some of the support services Summer Bridge students will have access to:
Students will be enrolled in a 4-unit General Education (GE) course or a 4-unit Early Start Math (ESM) course, giving Summer Bridge students an opportunity to get a head start on their academic requirements and engage with faculty one on one. Course enrollment will vary depending on student’s Early Start requirements needed before the Fall term.
Students will participate in an Advising Seminar led by our EOP Academic Advisors. EOP Advisors will be available throughout the Summer Bridge Program to assist students in navigating academic policies and procedures and share information about majors, scheduling classes, etc.
Students will be expected to participate in tutoring during the program where Peer Tutors will provide subject specific assistance as well as study strategies to support Summer Bridge student in their academic success.
Students will be expected to participate in study hall to ensure students develop strong study habits and dedicate the appropriate amount of time to become successful in college. Group study will be encouraged during this period.
Computer Lab Access
Students will have access to the University Library's 24-hour computer lab as well as to a computer lab in the Residence Halls to complete course assignments. Students are welcome to bring their own computer and printer to Summer Bridge, however, Summer Bridge is not responsible for stolen or damaged equipment. Please note that students will need to supply their own paper and pay for printing.
Students will have the opportunity to experience both living on campus and commute to campus while being mentored by Resident Advisors and a Residence Life Coordinator. Resident Advisors and the Residence Life Coordinator are staff members intended to assist students with community development, academic support programming, and community safety and are eager to make students residence hall experience enjoyable. Summer Bridge is a “closed campus” program. In order to ensure student safety and for the students to obtain the greatest benefit from the program, participants will stay on campus from Sunday through Thursday (leaving before 8:00 p.m.). Families may ONLY visit their student’s room at check-in and check-out. There are no visitation hours during the week as this encourages students to take advantage of their Summer Bridge experience, to make new friends and study effectively.
Staff Support and Campus Resources
Beyond having access to the support from Summer Bridge program staff students will also have many opportunities to engage with professional staff from other essential departments such as: Financial Aid and Scholarships, University Housing Services, Career Center, Student Health and Counseling Services, Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers, and Disability Resource Center.
Activities, Workshops, and Guest Speakers
Students will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of co-curricular activities that promote community building, leadership development, personal wellness, and much more!
For general Summer Bridge information, contact Lorraine Jenkins Jones at 909.869.3994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.