Transfer Students: Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge Orientation Begins Sunday, June 29, 2014.

BENEFITS OF THE SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM

  • Earn six required Core credits
  • Transfer in up to 6 credits of College English
  • Build lasting friendships with Champlain students, and get comfortable with the campus and faculty prior to the start of the fall semester.
  • Wrap up last-minute administrative tasks such as final transcript evaluations, outstanding financial aid concerns, and residential life decisions.
  • Spend six incredible weeks in one of the country's most desirable summer vacation spots.
  • By participating in this program, transfer students are guaranteed placement into at least their second year of the Core curriculum.
  • Nothing beats summer in Vermont!

Orientation Details

Program Runs:
Sunday, June 29- Friday, August 8, 2014
Class Times: 9am-Noon
On-campus program only (not offered online)

LET'S GET STARTED!
To help with the academic transition, and to help you move ahead in your curriculum, all transfer students with more than 12 credits (or first year students who begin in the January semester) must attend the transfer Summer Bridge Program. The benefits of this opportunity are abundant: you will earn six credits towards your Core requirement, have an opportunity to establish early relationships with faculty, staff and fellow students, and in general, have an enjoyable and educational experience that will give you momentum going into the Fall term.

SUMMER BRIDGE ORIENTATION
It's hard to believe that soon you will begin life as a student at Champlain College by participating in the Summer Bridge Program! By now we're sure you are as excited as we are about your arrival on campus for the Summer Bridge Orientation and the beginning of your summer Core classes. Whether you will be living in a College residence hall or commuting, the information during the Summer Bridge Orientation should help answer any lingering questions and prepare you for your summer in Burlington. Orientation is June 29-August 8.

SUMMER HOUSING & STORAGE
Should you elect to live on campus during the Summer Bridge Program, you will have even more opportunities to build lasting relationships in a fun and comfortable setting. Resident Assistants have planned a variety of social events, including outdoor trips to Vermont's mountains and lakes, excursions in and around Burlington, game nights, movie nights, discussions and more. Summer housing is available for the Bridge Program from June 29 through August 9.

If you are staying on campus for the Summer Bridge Program and you are a fall residential student, note that there are two weeks between when the bridge program ends (August 8) and the start of the fall semester (August 25). During this time, you must leave your summer housing and find alternate accommodations so that the physical plant and janitorial staff have time to clean and ready the halls for the fall semester. You must also bring your belongings with you, as on-campus storage is not available during these two weeks. You will not be housed in the same hall for both the summer and fall.

We recommend Kilburn and Gates for off-campus storage, as they have a pickup and delivery option. You can reach Daniel McFadden there at (802) 862-4100 or kilburnandgatesstorage@myfairpoint.net.

SUMMER BRIDGE REGISTRATION

Please download, print and return the Summer Bridge Registration Form [PDF].

Required Texts:

  • Linden, The Accidental Mind
  • Shakespeare, Othello
  • Hock, Forty Studies That Changed Psychology
  • Freeland, Portraits & Persons
  • Heilbroner, Teachings From the Worldly Philosophers
  • Plato, Republic
  • Fischer, Albion's Seed

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