Student standing between pillars at OSU campus during Summer BridgeVisit the 2017 SMILE Summer Bridge Blog

Video of 2016 Summer Bridge students

The Summer Bridge Program at Oregon State University gives incoming freshmen students a chance to adjust to their new surroundings on campus before the rest of students arrive. The 12-day program is open to incoming first-year students from underserved groups. The program's goal is to ease the transition into campus life and increase student retention.

During the Summer Bridge students:

  • Learn about science and research at OSU
  • Learn about the available resources for student success
  • Gain skills and knowledge that will support their study skills and work habits
  • Think critically about the role of programs, research and higher education in addressing society's challenges