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 Summer Bridge Program, including all assignments, in order to enroll in classes during the Fall semester.
During Summer 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.
Summer Bridge is also an opportunity to virtually 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 through remote learning.
To ensure that we follow current public health mandates and keep all Guttman Grizzlies safe, Summer Bridge 2021 will be held remotely from August 23 to August 27 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 and synchronous workshops, meetings, and events.
happening at different times for individual participants on their own, based on their schedule and preferences
happening at precisely the same time for all participants, who meet together as a group
We strongly encourage the use of a desktop or laptop computer for full and effective participation in the Summer 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 Fall 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 Summer Bridge program, students will be able to: