The 2017 Summer Bridge Program will meet at Guttman Community College August 21-September 1. In addition to classroom and social activities at the college, students will participate in multiple field experiences in New York City.

You will join a group of classmates assigned to work with a team that includes faculty members, peer mentors, and a Student Success Advocate. This group, what we call a “learning community,” will stay together throughout the fall semester.

Summer Bridge will prepare you to:

  • identify goals for being a college student and soon-to-be professional
  • set and meet high expectations for academic success
  • work successfully in groups
  • conduct research
  • present a team project

Summer Bridge is included in your tuition.  While you won’t earn credit, completing the program is mandatory because it will prepare you for success when your fall classes begin on September 7.

Please take note of these highlights and important activities during the 2017 Summer Bridge Program:

August 21 Day 1 Check In to Bridge

AM Students: Check In Begins 7:30am

Classes 8:30 to 1:20

PM Students:  Check In Begins 12:30pm

Classes 1:30 to 6:20

Receive a Weekly MetroCard and Other Supports

Meet your Faculty and Student Success Advocate

August 22 Day 2 Classes with Faculty

Meet your Graduate Coordinator

Create Your ePortfolio

August 23 Day 3


Co-Curricular Common Hour (Period 2)
August 24 Day 4


Parental Consent Forms DUE for Students Under 18
August 25 Day 5 Guttman Bridge Programs Instagram Takeover in Times Square

Pick Up Your 7-Day MetroCard for Week Two in the Information Commons

AM Students: 1:20 to 2:00

PM Students: 12:30 to 1:30

August 28 Day 6 Week Two Begins


August 29 Day 7 Neighborhood Field Research Day

Check your handout for room assignment


August 30 Day 8 Campus Kickback in the Atrium and Game Room

AM Students: 1:20 to 2:20

PM Students: 12:30 to 1:30


August 31 Day 9 Preparations for Group Presentations
September 1 Day 10 Convocation Ceremony at The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, 1:15 PM for all students

Final Presentations and House Photos