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, a fall-semester programming that includes workshops and one-on-one meetings with a staff member from Academic Assistance.

Planting the Seeds to College Success at Wheelock

Many first-year college students aren't fully prepared for the demands of college life because the structure of high school is so different than the structure of college. In college, there's nobody standing over you, making sure you are getting your reading done, writing your papers, working on group projects, getting to field placement on time, or even managing your social life.

Bridge helps you with this transition. It gives you a framework that will assist you with juggling your academics and extra-curricular activities while you are acclimating yourself to Wheelock's community and campus. It's an opportunity for you to work with the staff in the Office of Academic Assistance to make sure you are staying on top of your workload, and help you build the requisite skills necessary to achieve your academic and personal goals. 

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

Wheelock's 2015 Bridge Program will take place Sunday, August 16 at 4 p.m. through Thursday, August 27 at 4 p.m. Students can check into the residence halls from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. All Bridge participants must participate in the full program, including the weekend of August 22-23.

Bridge Program Application

The 2015 Bridge application is now closed.  If you submitted an application and were accepted to the program, Bridge was added to your fall schedule during FYI.  If you have any questions about your status or would like to change your status, please contact Katherine Hala at khala@wheelock.edu or 617-879-2179. 

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