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FAQs

Q: When is the Summer Bridge program?
A:The Summer Bridge Program will run from Saturday, July 8th to Thursday, August 17th, 2017. Students will have classes, co-curricular activities, and field trips Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM for the duration of the program. Residential students (those living on campus) will also participate in evening activities.

Q: How do I apply for the Summer Bridge Program?
A: An application for the program is available online. Please visit our application page to apply TODAY!

Q: What is the deadline to apply?
A: The deadline is apply for Summer Bridge is June 1st. It is highly recommended that students apply early to ensure a space in the program. Space is limited to 20 spots for MATH104, 20 spots for MATH106, 20 spots for MATH150, and 44 spots for ENGL100.

Q: When will I be notified if I have been accepted for the program?
A: You will receive an email notification regarding your application by late April. If you are accepted, you will be asked to respond to this e-mail, confirming your course selection(s) and acceptance of the offer. More information for admitted students will be forthcoming after you accept your admission.

Q: Will I be able to live on campus during the Summer Bridge Program?
A: Yes, Housing will be offered to students during Summer Bridge if they wish to live on campus during the program. This is not a requirement for participation in the program, but an option for those who would like to take advantage of this convenience. It is also highly recommended if possible, especially for those taking both the Math and Writing tracks. Please visit our Logistics page for more information about housing during the summer.

Q: What types of activities or programs are included in Summer Bridge?
A: We are excited to offer you a variety of trips and events to get to know other new students and become more familiar with the Baltimore area. Here are a few of the possibilities:

  • Campus tour and scavenger hunt
  • Community service project
  • Entertainment at Game Room and Flat Tuesdays in Commons
  • Low-ropes team-building course
  • Tours of Baltimore neighborhoods and communities
  • On-campus movie nights
  • Student-suggested activities

Q: Whom should I call if I have questions about this program?
A: For More Information, please contact:

Kristen Coffey
FYE Program Coordinator
kncoffey@umbc.edu | (410) 455-1185