The 2019 Summer Bridge Program will meet at Guttman Community College August 22-September 5. In addition to classroom, community and skill building activities at the college, students are exposed to the experiential learning opportunities through field experiences in New York City.

Students 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 students to:

  • Begin to develop the academic and social skills needed for a successful transition to college.
  • Examine how one’s social identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender) intersect with one’s identity as a college student and as a contributing member of the Guttman academic community.
  • Apply critical thinking and research practices by reading/analyzing texts and identifying/using textual and quantitative data.
  • Demonstrate ability to use ePortfolio appropriate technologies to share work and to reflect on learning, personal strengths, and growth areas.

Key activities in achieving the learning outcomes include:

  • Identify goals for being a college student and soon-to-be professional
  • Setting personal expectations for academic success
  • Working in groups for final Summer Bridge presentation
  • Conduct research in multiple ways (field experience, qualitative, quantitative)
  • Building presentation skills

Summer Bridge is included in Guttman students’ tuition.  While students will not earn credit, completing the program is mandatory because it prepares students for success when fall classes begin on September 10.

Please take note of these highlights and important activities during the 2019 Summer Bridge Program. When a particular activity is not noted, classes will be scheduled.

August 22: Day 1    
Check in to Bridge

AM Students: Check In Begins at 7:30am, Registration closes at 8:15am
Classes 8:30 to 1:20

PM Students:  Check In Begins 12:30pm, Registration closes at 12:45pm
Classes 1:30 to 6:20

Receive a Weekly MetroCard and Other Supports

Meet your Faculty and Student Success Advocate

August 26: Day 3    
Parent or Guardian Consent Forms DUE for Students under 18

August 27: Day 4    
Pick Up Your 7-Day MetroCard for Week Two in the Information Commons

AM Students: 1:20 to 2:00

PM Students: 12:15 to 1:15pm

August 29: Day 6    
Neighborhood Field Research Day

September 2: Holiday
No scheduled Summer Bridge Activities, Guttman is closed.

September 3: Day 8    
Preparations for Group Presentations

Information Commons open from 7:00am-10:00pm for group project support

September 4: Day 9    
Final Presentations and House Photos

September 5: Day 10