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 connceted with resources.
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. At that time, commuters will move off campus, and all Bridge participants will have one free day before starting New Student Orientation on Saturday, September 3.
The 2016 Bridge application will be open from May 5 through June 10, 2016. We will review all applications in June and let students know their status before FYI (First Year Introduction). If you have any questions about the program or application, please contact Katherine Hala at email@example.com or 617-879-2179.