The TRIO SSS Summer Bridge Program helps incoming first year and transfer students transition smoothly to OSU and campus life. This year the free summer program will have two components:

1. Online Modules that will be accessible during the summer before the fall term starts on topics such as: 

  • OSU Technology and Class Schedules 
  • Financial Aid (Loans, Navigating Financial Aid Portal, etc.)  
  • Financial Literacy (Budgeting, Understanding Credit, SMART Goals, etc.)  
  • Career Center 
  • OSU Resources (Tutoring, Library, Ordering Transcripts, etc.) as well as
  • Strong Interest Inventory Assessment -  an assessment test that helps people match their interests with potential educational, career, and leisure activities, using an individual’s preferences in a variety of areas to aid them in discovering what they’d most enjoy doing with their work and their free time.

2. In-Person Component: This year the in-person component will run September 17th-20th, 2024 for First Year students and Friday September 18th-20th, 2024 for Transfer students.

  • During Summer Bridge, students living in the residence halls during the 2024-2025 academic year will be allowed to move in early. Activities will include workshops, tours, games, and bonding elements to prepare students for academic success at OSU. 
  •  All incoming students admitted in TRIO SSS starting fall term must participate in the Summer Bridge Program and enroll in either the TRIO SSS Incoming Student Success Course (UEXP 399) offered only during Fall term. Students will receive 2 credits tuition free.

If you would like more information about participating in the TRIO SSS Summer Bridge Program please contact any of the faculty or staff.