This free, one-credit program introduces participants to skills and expectations that you will encounter at Emory & Henry, giving you a head start in making the transition from high school senior to successful college student. The Summer Bridge Program runs from Monday, July 23 through Friday, August 3, with the residence hall open for move in on Sunday, July 22.
The centerpiece of the Bridge Program is our General Studies 100: Effective Learning Strategies for College Success, which includes such beneficial components as:
In addition to working with faculty members in each of these areas, you will work with specially chosen and trained Student Academic Mentors. They will assist you with the academic components of the program, but they will also help you to become oriented to college life outside of class, as well. Our experience shows that students who work with Student Academic Mentors improve their academic performance. Your relationship with your mentor will continue as a support into your first academic year at Emory & Henry.
While this will be an intensive introduction to your college experience, we have also built in time for relaxation, social and cultural experiences. You may take advantage of the campus athletic facilities, or you may go on an outing sponsored by Emory & Henry’s Outdoor Program; you may see a play at the famous Barter Theater in Abingdon, or you may attend a cookout with faculty and staff members of the college.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Jesse Ball duPont Fund, we are able to offer this unique program to you at no cost. Your room and board, books and materials, and co-curricular activities are covered, and the tuition for the course is included in your full-time fee for the Fall semester. This is, indeed, a valuable opportunity for you to gain a good start in your college career.
For more information about the E&H Summer Bridge Program contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-848-5493 or Dr. Michael Puglisi, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Director, Powell Resource Center at email@example.com or 276-944-6144.