Wheelock College Bridge Program
Contact Katherine Hala
Director of Academic Support Programs
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.
Students will engage in coursework with some of our most experienced first-year faculty, focusing on critical reading, writing, and identity. Additional topics, including time management, classroom engagement, study skills, and college-level independence, will be addressed through an intensive one-week summer session and follow-up during the fall semester.
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 adjusting 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.
Bridge Program 2017
Wheelock's 2017 Bridge Program will begin on Sunday, August 27, with move-in from 9am to noon. Resident students will move directly into their academic year room, and commuter students will be invited to live on campus during Bridge with a roommate from the program. The summer session, which includes housing and meals, will run through Friday, September 1. On Friday afternoon, commuters will move off campus, and all Bridge participants will have a free evening before starting New Student Orientation on Saturday, September 2.