Visit the 2017 SMILE Summer Bridge Blog
Video of 2016 Summer Bridge students
Due to funding, SMILE will not be offering a Summer Bridge Program in 2020.
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