Summer and Academic Year Components
Summer Residential Program
During the summer, students participate in an intensive three-week residential program that includes a three-credit hour course, specialized academic advising, academic skills workshops, social activities, and peer mentoring. Attendance and participation in the summer program is mandatory for all Bridge to Loyola students. In addition, students are required to live on campus for the duration of the three-week program. The program is designed to mirror a typical first-year student schedule with classes, study time, and other activities beginning at about 9:00 AM and continuing until approximately 9:00 PM.
Fall and Spring Semesters
During the Fall and Spring semesters, students will enroll in small seminars taught by their Academic Advisors to build upon the skills developed in the summer component. Students will explore their options for majors, create a four-year plan for graduation, explore their values and interests, and further refine their academic skills. Additionally, in the spring seminar class students will develop leadership skills through the design and implementation of a service project for a local community organization.