Summer Bridge

For Incoming Freshman

What is the Summer Bridge Program?

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

   Due to funding, SMILE is unable to offer a Summer Bridge Program.