About the Program

Summer Bridges Program


About the Summer Bridges College Readiness Program


The Summer Bridges Program is designed specifically to prepare incoming first-year students for success in college while also fulfilling their while also getting a jump start by fulfilling their Math 099 and/or Writing 100 requirements.

Seats in fall sections of MATH 101 and WRT 105/105P and WRT 110 have been reserved for Bridges students who successfully complete the program and earn higher course placement. For those successful students, schedule changes to the higher-level courses will be made shortly after completion of the program.    

The program goals are for participants to

  • Have FUN! (We will play games!)

  • Learn about themselves

  • Explore personalities and habits and how they will impact college life

  • Learn how to deal with the challenges of college life successfully

  • Become a member of a community that will share the summer (and beyond) together!

  • Meet other new, incoming first-year students

  • Meet current CCSU students and former Bridges participants

  • Get to know some of CCSU's experienced, full-time faculty

  • Learn how college "works"

  • Become familiar with campus locations

  • Learn about the free resources available on campus

  • Learn about expectations and responsibilities of college students

  • Get ahead by fulfilling MATH 099 and or WRT 100 requirement((s) in half the time

  • Save money by fulfilling MATH 099 and or WRT 100 requirement((s) at a fraction of the cost of a regular course

  • Enter fall semester prepared, confident, and able to succeed in all areas of college life!

2019 Schedule

EVERY Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday June 25 – August 8 (except for July 4)

Math Only: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
English Only: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Math and English: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Note: Students can participate in English only, in Math only, or in both English and Math (taking both carries the same price as just one!), but attendance and participation in the Lunch/College Readiness period is required.

Daily Schedule

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Math – These are NOT lecture classes!

  • Strengthen and deepen understanding of fundamental concepts in arithmetic, geometry, and algebra that are essential to success in college-level math courses
  • Work with classmates to communicate mathematical thinking
  • Gain confidence in computational and mathematical reasoning skills

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch, Games, and College Readiness Programming

  • Eat, Socialize, Play Games

  • Learn about CCSU and college life

  • College readiness programming to help students succeed and to make the most of their college experience

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Writing
In the Writing courses students will:

  • Learn how to write for college professors and professional audiences

  • Critically read and write sophisticated texts

  • Engage different styles and genres of work (multimedia)

  • Develop writing habits and processes to overcome common struggles like procrastination, anxiety, repetition, etc.