CAS Success Summer Bridge Program

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Welcoming College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) students to jump-start their academic careers.

Program Overview

This summer, UB will host its Virtual Summer Bridge program, designed for students in select majors in the College of Arts and Science to gain a distinct advantage before the start of their first semester and throughout the first year. Program participation is by invitation.

  • Five-week UB Curriculum Pathway course (tuition and fees are waived!)
  • Assigned Peer Mentor for the summer and fall semesters of your first year
  • Success workshops and support

Participation in this program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Orientation at UB

New to UB helps prepare you for a successful start. Learn about the steps. 

About UB's Summer Orientation

Participating in UB’s Summer Orientation is required for all students. Summer Bridge program students will participate in the July 8-9 on-campus Summer Orientation program, so that you can complete your orientation requirement before the start of the Summer Bridge program. (Please note that international students will complete an online orientation program.) Learn more about Summer Orientation.

Registering for the Program

Register for the Summer Bridge program on the Orientation Data Form. Review the orientation session options carefully, and choose the July 8-9 session that includes the Summer Bridge program. The Summer Bridge program runs July 9 (after Summer Orientation ends) through August 16. The program coordinator will contact you with next steps within a week of receiving your confirmation. During this conversation the coordinator will work with you to enroll you in your summer bridge experience course.

Component Details

Class Details Peer Mentoring

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)

General survey of perception; learning and memory; cognitive, developmental, personality, abnormal, and social psychology, and behavioral neuroscience.

Dates: July 9 (after Summer Orientation) - August 16, 2024

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Times: 9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Instruction Mode: Virtual (Zoom) - laptop/computer camera is required 

*This course will count towards your Pathways in the UB Curriculum.

Questions, contact:

CAS Student Advisement Services