Summer Bridges Program


Program Details

Basic Information for 2018 CCSU Summer Bridge Program participants:

  1. CHECK YOUR CCSU EMAIL REGULARLY —more than once a day

    • It is the policy of CCSU to email with you only at your official CCSU email address, so you'll need to check your CCSU email and always write to us from it. Don't send CCSU faculty or staff emails from ""

    • CCSU email is the most common way for CCSU to get a hold of you—and the best way to for you to get a hold of us

    • You will get more email from us this weekend that will require a response from you, so stay tuned!

    • You can get free software and learn how to access your email and other software/tech on campus on this page designed to introduce new students to our resources:

  2. WHAT to BRING

    Bridges Math

    • Plenty of paper (a notebook), pencils and an eraser
    • A folder and/or a 3-ring binder to organize all of the handouts you will get
    • A basic calculator (but we will be doing most calculations without it)
    • You do not need a laptop
    • You don't need to buy any books

    Bridges English

    • Plenty of paper (a notebook) and writing utensils
    • A folder and/or a 3-ring binder to organize all of the handouts you will get
    • You can bring a laptop if you want - your instructor will share her policies about it on the first day
    • You don't need to buy any books
  3. WHERE to GO

    • Here's a link to our campus map
    • Bring your CCSU ID with you every day
    • Always arrive early. Over the summer, parking usually isn't a hassle, but there are some campus lot closures for construction, so do come early to give yourself time to park and get to where you need to be on time (this goes for the buses, too!)

    Bridges MATH or Math & English

    • FIRST DAY – Please arrive early – be in VANCE, room 005 by 8:30am.

    • Every other day be on the 3rd floor of the Social Sciences Hall (SSH) by 9am

    Bridges ENGLISH ONLY

    • Be in the Constitution Room of Memorial Hall each day by 11:10am

  4. LUNCH

    • Lunch is provided as part of your tuition

    • There will be vegetarian options available and all meals are buffet style/all you can eat

    • Participation in lunchtime activities is required. Even if you don't want to eat, your attendance is required in order to complete the program (whether you're in English, Math, or both)

      • Lunchtime activities include community building, information sharing, meeting students, faculty, and advisors, getting to know your way around campus, learning about resources, rec time in Breakers (the game room in the student center, a trip to the Planetarium, and more!


    • If your Orientation is scheduled during the Bridges Program, please reschedule it as soon as possible. There are orientation dates available in August. Contact the First Year Orientation Registration Hotline at 860-832-1234 to make your changes.

Throughout the program, you'll hear from me, Karen Santoro, from Heidi Eilenberger if you're in English, and from your individual instructors. So stay tuned and get excited now, Blue Devils! We'll see you next week! In the meantime, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. For English questions, please contact Heidi Eilenberger at

I'm looking forward to working with you!


Prof. Karen Santoro
Developmental Mathematics Coordinator
Director, Summer Bridges Program