Director of First-Year Experience and Curriculum
Joining Guttman Community College represents an exciting new beginning and a journey of self-discovery. To prepare for success in their transition to college, all incoming first-year students are required to complete the Bridge Program, including all assignments, in order to enroll in classes for the upcoming semester.
During Bridge, students are introduced to Guttman’s academic expectations while practicing the strategies and study skills needed to meet them. Participants explore their strengths and challenges as learners, practice academic and professional goal-setting, and gain an understanding of the resources available at the College.
Bridge is also an opportunity to meet and work with Guttman faculty, fellow classmates, and staff, such as the advisor – Student Success Advocate – who provides guidance and support throughout the entire First-Year Experience. Overall, the Program is designed for students to become immersed in the Guttman community.
Schedule of Required In-Person Meetings & Events
You will be notified of the time block for your in-person Bridge schedule during the month of July.
Monday, August 22
Exploring Community with Faculty
LaBSS: Building Community with your Student Success Advocate
Tuesday, August 23
Studying Community with Faculty
LaBSS: Introduction to the First-Year Experience & Learning Communities
Introduction to the Guttman Library
Student Success Workshop
Monday, August 29
Participate in the 2022 Convocation & Presidential Installation. Arrive at BMCC Performing Arts Theater, located at 199 Chambers Street by 8:30 am. Breakfast will be provided.
Bridge 2022 will be a hybrid program with both in-person and remote activities and assignments. Students will spend Monday, August 22nd and Tuesday August 23rd on campus at 50 West 40th Street. The remainder of the program will be held remotely on Blackboard, an online platform that can be accessed using CUNYfirst. There, students will connect with their classmates, faculty, advisor, and other members of the Guttman community by participating in required asynchronous modules, workshops, meetings, and events.
Monday, August 22nd – Tuesday, August 23rd:
In-person activities on the Guttman campus at 50 West 40th Street.
Wednesday, August 24th – Friday, August 26th:
Asynchronous, online workshops and assignments hosted on Blackboard.
We strongly encourage the use of a desktop or laptop computer for full and effective participation in the Bridge Program. After completing New Student Orientation, students become eligible to borrow a laptop from the College and/or set up a Wi-Fi hotspot for the duration of the Program and their first semester. Additionally, the Robin Hood Foundation has offered support for students that may need support in paying for their internet. For more details, refer to the Resources page.
Upon successful completion of the Bridge program, students will be able to: