Student standing between pillars at OSU campus during Summer BridgeVisit 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