Wheelock College Bridge Program


Contact Katherine Hala
Assistant Director of Academic Assistance


At Wheelock, we realize that college is a major investment, and we are committed to helping all of our students reach their academic, professional, and personal goals. The Wheelock College Bridge Program gives first-year students an opportunity to transition into Wheelock's community before the academic year starts. Building the foundation for success at Wheelock is the focus of Bridge, and the program is completely free.

Topics such as time management, critical reading and writing, professional communication, study skills, and college-level independence are addressed through an intensive two-week summer session, fall-semester workshops, and one-on-one meetings with staff members from Student Success.

Building the Bridge to College Success at Wheelock

Many first-year college students aren't fully prepared for the demands of college life because the structure of college life is so different from the structure of high school.  College students have many responsibilities and must learn how to balance getting readings done, writing papers, collaborating on group projects, getting to field placement on time, and managing outside responsibilities and a social life. 

Bridge helps students with this transition. It provides a framework to assist students as they navigate academics and co-curricular activities while acclimating to Wheelock's community and campus.  It also provides an opportunity for students to work with the staff in the Office of Academic Assistance and many other offices on campus to get connected with resources. 

(See what Wheelock students who have completed the Bridge Program have to say about it.)

Bridge Program 2016

Wheelock's 2016 Bridge Program will begin on Sunday, August 21, with move-in from noon to 2 p.m.  The summer portion of the program, which includes housing and meals, will run through Thursday, September 1. On Thursday afternoon, commuters will move off campus, and all Bridge participants will have one free day before starting New Student Orientation on Saturday, September 3.  

How to Apply

Applications for Bridge 2016 have closed.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Katherine Hala at khala@wheelock.edu or 617-879-2179. 

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