Summer Bridge Program 2023
The Summer Bridge Program will occur over five weeks from July 10 to August 10, with a
three-day overnight orientation hosted for all participants from Thursday, July 6 to Sunday, July 9, in the Rutgers-Camden residence halls. The 5-week program offers two delivery formats for students, residential (stay on-campus) and commuter (an individual traveling to Rutgers-Camden daily). Participating students will also get an advanced look at the student clubs, organizations, and activities available on campus. Attendance is required for all orientation programming, classes, academic support, and evening social activities.
WHEN: JULY 6TH – JULY 9 TH
WHERE: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN
5 -Week Residential Program
WHEN: JULY 10TH-AUGUST 10 TH
WHERE: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN
(live on campus or commute)
Am I Eligible?
The 5-Week Residential Summer Bridge Program is for ALL incoming first-year students for Fall. There are limited slots available so apply early!
Please note: Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students are not eligible for this program.
Please complete applications by June 19, 2023.
Benefits of Summer Bridge?
Live on Campus
Live on-campus for a three-day orientation (not applicable to virtual orientation students)Learn More
Earn College Credits
Earn up to six credits, which will ease future course loads & ensure timely graduationLearn More
Receive 1:1 and group academic support from caring faculty and staff.Learn More
Ease in Transition
Learn about college and campus life well before other incoming studentsfacebook
Build a community of support among peers, faculty, and staff.facebook
Learn to use the support and expertise of caring professors & stafffacebook
Community of Support
Build a community of support among peers, staff, and facultyfacebook
How to Apply?
Please note that you must participate in the entire program.
Complete Placement Tests
Earn up to six credits, which will ease future course loads and ensure timely graduation.
Provide Proof of Vaccination
Upload your vaccination confirmation or approved exemption. (You must be fully vaccinated to live on campus for any duration.)
Complete the College Student Inventory
You must complete your College Student Inventory, which will be sent via email as part of your enrollment pathway
How to make the best of your Summer Bridge experience?
Participate in classes, office hours, supplemental instruction, tutoring, mentor meetings and Success Coach sessions.Learn More
Regularly connect with your Success Coach to establish meaningful goals and reach them.Learn More
Check your Rutgers email (ScarletMail) daily. Starting in the summer, you’ll start receiving important information about Summer Bridge as well as info from staff and Professors.Learn More
Attending our social events and workshops are important opportunities for you to bond and build relationships with people to create a reliable support network as well as develop critical skills that will facilitate your ongoing success at Rutgers-Camden.facebook
These Success Programs are designed for students with unique economic and educational backgrounds.
Educational Opportunity Fund
State funded academic and financial support for economically disadvantaged students.More About EOF
TRiO Student Support Services
Federally funded resources and support for first-generation, low-income, and undergraduate students with disabilities.More About TRiO
Students with Disabilities
Accommodations, resources, and support to ensure an accessible environment for all.More About Disability Services
Community and financial support for undergraduate students with lived experience in the foster care system.More About Camden Fellows
NJ STEP / Mountainview
Every person in prison who qualifies for college has the opportunity to take college classes while incarcerated and continue that education upon release.More About NJ STEP/Mountainview
B1GS (Bridging First Generation Students)
B1GS is a student organization dedicated to recognizing and creating a supportive community of first-gen students here at Rutgers-Camden. Check out their engage page to see what events they have this semester!B1GS Engage Page