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Summer Bridge Orientation

Paint Night 2023First-Time, First-Year Students

Accept your EOP admissions offer as soon as possible, as space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis. To secure your EOP spot at SSU, please accept Sonoma State’s admissions offer by:

  1. paying your $50 reduced Enrollment Deposit and 
  2. registering for the online Summer Bridge Orientation Program.

What is Summer Bridge?

Summer Bridge is an exclusive hybrid summer orientation program for EOP, DREAM Center, and Seawolf Scholars, first-time, first-year students transitioning from high school to Sonoma State University. As an SB participant, you can connect with other incoming first-time, first-year EOP/DREAM Center/SWS students, faculty, and professional staff. Participants will receive advising and mentoring and the chance to familiarize themselves with SSU and the surrounding communities. We invite you to watch our Summer Bridge video to learn more about the program. 

What is the purpose of Summer Bridge?

The primary focus of Summer Bridge is to give students "a taste" of university life, connect them to campus resources, provide them with opportunities to create supportive relationships, have the opportunity to take college courses that will earn them college-bearing units, and register for their fall courses.

When does Summer Bridge start?

  • Part 1: Advising & Fall Registration: Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16 (Remote)
  • Part 2: UNIV 100B (Quantitative Reasoning): Monday, June 19 - Friday, July 7 (3 weeks) - 2 units (Remote)
  • Part 3: NAMS 165 (Native Cultures of Northern California) and UNIV 100A (Reading & Writing): Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 4 - 4 units (Remote)
  • Part 4: In-person component dates will be Saturday, August 12 - Saturday, August 19

What is the time commitment for Summer Bridge?

Wednesday, June 7 - Sunday, June 11: Online Pre-Registration Module content available via Summer Bridge 2023 Canvas Course (available 24/7)

Monday, June 12 - Friday, June 16: Advising and Registration

  • Monday, June 12 - live sessions to prepare for registration:  
    • 9 - 11 a.m.
    • Noon - 2 p.m.
    • 5 - 7 p.m.
  • Students must sign up for one live session by Friday, June 9.
  • Tuesday, June 13 - Friday, June 16: One-hour one-on-one advising and registration appointment with an advisor.

Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, July 7: 

  • Univ 100B: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday synchronous 10 a.m. - noon  (2 units)

Monday, July  - Friday, August 4th: 

  • NAMS 165: Monday and Wednesday synchronous 10 a.m. - noon (3 units)
  • UNIV 100A: Monday & Wednesday synchronous 1 - 2 p.m. (1 unit)

Am I required to attend Summer Bridge?

Attendance and completion of the full Summer Bridge program are required of all incoming first-time, first-year students. If, for whatever reason you are unable to participate in Summer Bridge, please email Summer Bridge for assistance. 

Please note: Upon successfully completing Summer Bridge, students will receive up to six units of college credit and a $1,000 book and technology grant.

How much does it cost to attend Summer Bridge?

Summer Bridge is provided to our students at NO COST. 

How do I register for Summer Bridge?

Admitted EOP students must sign up for Summer Bridge Orientation by May 22. To be eligible for June registration, you must complete the following:

  1. Pay your Enrollment Registration Deposit to SSU before May 1 (The priority deadline is April 15, 2023).
  2. Register for Summer Bridge before May 22.

Summer Bridge is a first-come, first-served program; please do not risk the chance of being placed on a waitlist. Register for the 2023 Summer Bridge Orientation (refer to EOP Admissions letter for instructions). 

Can my parents or guardians participate in Summer Bridge?

Summer Bridge is available for incoming first-time, first-year EOP/DREAM Center/Seawolf Scholars students only, not for parents/guardians/family members. If parents or guardians have general questions or concerns, they should contact EOP by email. For our August in-person component of Summer Bridge, we will offer afternoon sessions to parents/guardians/family members on Day 1, Saturday, August 13. More information will be forthcoming. 

Do I need to attend Sonoma State University's Summer Orientation (NOMA Nation Orientation) and Summer Bridge?

No, you do not need to attend both summer orientations. You will only participate in Summer Bridge. Summer Bridge is your summer orientation program. If you paid your Summer Orientation Fee, please notify EOP Admissions at to help you request your refund. 

When will I register for classes and will someone assist me?

With the support and assistance from your assigned Summer Bridge Advisor, you will register for your fall classes during Summer Bridge the week of June 12 - 16.

Who can I contact if I have questions regarding Summer Bridge?

For any questions whatsoever about Summer Bridge, please email Summer Bridge

If I do not pass an A-G high school course with a ‘C’ or better grade, will my admission to SSU and EOP be canceled?

If you do not pass a class, please email Jesus Garcia-Valdez, EOP Admissions Coordinator. He will help you navigate this process.