2024 Summer Bridge Program
The 2024 Summer Bridge Program will be held July 20 - August 9, 2024.
Summer Bridge participants must live in the College's Living Learning Program in Parker Hall during the program and for the 2024-2025 academic year.
Applications are submitted through the Undergraduate Admissions' Application Portal by completing the Living Learning Program application after being accepted to OSU. The Living Learning Program Application will open on October 1st. To complete the Living Learning Program Application click the Application Portal button below
Apply to the Parker Hall LLP (Living Learning Program) from the application status page. The priority deadline to be considered for Summer Bridge is February 1st.
What is Summer Bridge?
The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology’s (CEAT) Summer Bridge Program is a three-week, residential preparatory program for incoming first-year students who have been accepted to Oklahoma State University and who plan to pursue a degree in engineering, architecture, or engineering technology. Summer Bridge is designed to guide students as they transition from high school to the rigors of CEAT coursework through academic review, orientation seminars and engineering design projects.
Preparing students for math rigors, specifically calculus, CEAT coursework is a large focus of the program. Summer Bridge participants can potentially help students shorten their time to graduation by a semester, or full year, depending on their level of math readiness at the start of the program. While increasing participant’s math skills is a focus, Summer Bridge is beneficial for students of all math skills and backgrounds. Participants build relationships with other incoming students, faculty, staff, and start building strong study habits with the assistance of peer mentors in their second, third, or fourth years of study within CEAT.
When is Summer Bridge?
The 2024 Summer Bridge Program will be held July 20 - August 9, 2024. Participants will move into Parker Hall on either Saturday, July 20 or Sunday, July 21 with program activities officially beginning Monday morning. After Summer Bridge, participants will have one week before the fall semester begins. Students are welcome, and encouraged, to stay on campus during this time to participate in Cowboy Welcome!
Where do Summer Bridge participants live?
Summer Bridge participants must live in the College's Living Learning Program (LLP) in Parker Hall during the program and for the 2024-2025 academic year. Participants are not able to move out of Parker Hall at the conclusion of the program. Programming and opportunities are tailored for Summer Bridge participants in Parker Hall for the remainder of the academic year.
I'm interested! How do I apply?
Applications are submitted through the Undergraduate Admissions' Application Portal by completing the LLP application after being accepted to OSU. The LLP Application will open on October 1. To complete the LLP Application, click the Application Portal button below and navigating to the Housing tab page and click “Register for an LLP Now”:
The priority deadline to be considered for Summer Bridge is February 1. We will begin making Summer Bridge offers prior to February 1st and encourage you to complete an application sooner rather than later!
What are the benefits of the Summer Bridge?
Participants in Summer Bridge historically perform better academically and feel more prepared for life as a CEAT student. Some highlights of participating include:
- Receive an introduction to OSU and extended campus orientation before fall classes begin
- Hear first-hand from to each of the department heads of CEAT's academic schools
- Intense math review in either based on OSU Math Placement with math tracks in
- College Algebra
- Preparation for Calculus
- Calculus+ (designed for students taking math courses above Calculus I in the fall semester)
- Physics and chemistry review (or introduction)
- English composition/technical writing review
- Engineering design and fabrication projects led by CEAT faculty members
- Industry tours and presentations with Summer Bridge sponsors such as Phillips66, Boeing, Halliburton, and more
- Potential to earn additional scholarships through Summer Bridge performance
- Receive academic credit for ENGR 1111, Introduction to Engineering, a course required by most of CEAT’s degree programs
What does Summer Bridge cost?
The program fee per student is $1,500 and includes on-campus housing, academic courses and curriculum, seminars, tours, transportation, recreational activities, entertainment and engineering project supplies. Partial and full fee waivers are available from our industry sponsors. Waivers will be awarded at the time of notification of acceptance into the program. The program fee is applied directly to participants’ OSU Bursar accounts in August for payment with their first tuition bill.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to live in Parker Hall during and after Summer Bridge?
Yes! Summer Bridge participants are required to live in Parker Hall during Summer Bridge, and for the fall 2024 and spring 2025 semesters.
Are Pre-CEAT students able to participate in Summer Bridge?
Yes! We encourage students admitted to Pre-CEAT to participate in Summer Bridge.
How do I select a room in Parker Hall?
The room selection process will not begin until spring 2024. To prepare for success, please submit your $300 OSU Enrollment Deposit as soon as possible after December 1 and complete the OSU Housing Application once it opens in February. We will share very specific information about room selection in the spring.
What does a typical day look like during Summer Bridge?
Participants rotate through various academic tracks (such as math, physics, intro to engineering), participate in design projects with college faculty, and hear from OSU campus resources and programs and attend study hall. Additionally, students might hear from our industry partners during a company spotlight or spend time in their small groups with peer mentors.
Do Summer Bridge participants have to move out of Parker Hall after the program and move back in during the regular fall semester move-in?
No, you only move in once. Participants have housing between Summer Bridge ending and the fall semester beginning as their Summer Bridge residence hall room is their room for the entire year.
Do Summer Bridge participants receive academic credit?
Yes! Participants receive one hour of academic credit for ENGR 1111 – Introduction to Engineering after successfully completing the program.
Are single rooms available in Parker Hall?
Typically, only students who receive an accommodation through Student Accessibility Services can maintain a single room. If one does find a single room during the housing selection process, we cannot guarantee that room will remain a single room should we receive additional applicants for Summer Bridge or the Living Learning Program. Our priority is having as many CEAT students live in Parker Hall as possible.
Are transfer students able to participate in Summer Bridge?
No, participants must be first-time, full-time OSU students coming from high school.