Requirements & Policies

Summer Bridge will be held remotely via Blackboard
from August 23 to August 27, 2021.

Convocation will be held remotely via Blackboard on August 30, 2021.

In order to matriculate and enroll in the Fall semester at Guttman, students must fully participate in all Summer Bridge activities, including asynchronous modules and synchronous workshops, meetings, and events. Participants must also complete all final assignments and turn them in before the final Bridge deadline.

These requirements are connected to the main components of Summer Bridge:

  • Exploring Community Mini-Course
  • L.A.B.S.S. (Learning About Being a Successful Student) Mini-Course
  • Skills and Resources Workshops

Students will explore the content for each component through asynchronous modules housed on Blackboard. These modules will contain activities, tasks, and assignments for which students are responsible on a daily basis.

Before Bridge Checklist

Attend New Student Orientation

  • Follow the instructions provided to set up Guttman email
  • Contact the IT Helpdesk at or 646-313-8008 for further assistance

Ensure reliable computer and Internet access

  • Refer to the Resources page for guidance 
  • Using your Guttman email, contact the IT Helpdesk at or 646-313-8008 to reserve a laptop and/or a Wi-Fi hotspot 

Complete Are You Ready? Online Student Readiness Course on Blackboard

  • Log in to CUNYfirst
  • From CUNYfirst, click on Blackboard
  • From Blackboard, click on Are You Ready? Online Student Readiness Course under My Organizations
  • Contact the IT Helpdesk at or 646-313-8008 for technical assistance with access to Blackboard

Get the Common Read and do the tasks assigned


The following final assignments are required to fulfill the requirements of the Summer Bridge Program.

  • SWOT Analysis: a self-assessment that identifies a student’s strengths and challenges related to their academic journey
  • Letter to the Community: a writing assignment in which students share research findings with peers, faculty, and staff

These final assignments build on shorter, daily tasks and activities delivered through Summer Bridge modules. Students who do not turn in either or both of the final assignments, or more than one of the shorter module assignments, will not be able to enroll in Fall classes at the College.

Meetings & Events

  • Meetings with Advisor: A virtual space for students to connect with their Student Success Advocate and ask questions about the Summer Bridge Program as well as the transition to college
  • House Meeting: A virtual space for students to connect with instructors and the other students in their House and ask questions about what to expect during the Fall semester
  • Meetings with Student Engagement Team: An opportunity for students to learn about the resources available at the College and how to access them from the Student Engagement Team
  • Convocation: A virtual celebration of successfully completing the Summer Bridge Program and officially becoming a Guttman Grizzly!​

Schedule of Required Synchronous Meetings & Events

Monday, August 23*
First Meeting with Student Success Advocate (Advisor)

Tuesday, August 24*
House Meeting

To Be Determined*
Meeting with Student Engagement Team

Monday, August 30*

*Exact time to be determined and shared upon completion of New Student Orientation

Attendance Policy

Active participation in and fulfillment of all asynchronous Summer Bridge modules and assignments through Blackboard are required in order to matriculate and enroll in Fall semester courses at Guttman. This constitutes attendance during the remote delivery of Summer Bridge 2021, in addition to being present at synchronous workshops, meetings, and events.

To stay on track, students are expected to fully participate in and complete the tasks, activities, and assignments set out within asynchronous content modules in a timely manner. This should take approximately 3-4 hours each day. All modules and final assignments must be completed and turned in prior to the final Bridge deadline.

Attendance will be monitored by the Bridge Care Team, which is composed of the Program Coordinators and representatives of the Division of Student Engagement and the Division of Academic Affairs. In the event of an emergency or extenuating circumstance that prevents them from fulfilling all Program requirements, students must provide documentation to the Bridge Care Team. All documentation must be sent to​ for review and approval.

If a student is unable to fulfill all of the requirements, they will not be permitted to enroll in the Fall semester to which they have been admitted. In such a case, a student may defer admission. If a student defers admission, they will be required to complete the Bridge Program that precedes the start of the next Fall semester.

The Summer Bridge attendance policy can also be found in the College Bulletin.