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
  • Free Learning and Strategy Strength Inventory (LASSI) Assessment and Modules which will include a 10–15-minute assessment and access to modules that will help you build skills for academic success (motivation, note taking, frame of mind, goal setting, etc.)
2. In-Person Component: This year the in-person component will run September 21-24, 2023  for First Year students and September 22, 2023  for Transfer students. 
  • During Summer Bridge, students living in the residence halls during the 2023-2024 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.