Welcome Summer Bridge Class of 2023

submitted by jepsen@augsburg.edu

This week, nineteen new Auggies start their university life with the 2023 TRIO/SSS Summer Bridge program. This five-week, intensive, residential and academic learning community is offered to incoming first-year students who then participate in TRIO/SSS all four years at Augsburg.

From June 25 through July 27, Summer Bridge students complete the courses COM111: Public Speaking and TRI101: Navigating the Hidden Curriculum of Higher Education. They learn about university resources, develop academic skills, and participate in social and cultural activities to develop a strong sense of community through learning and living together.

Summer Bridge and TRIO/ Student Support Services are jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Augsburg University. Great appreciation goes to campus partners* who continue to help make this program a huge success every year!

*Special kudos to staff in Campus Life and SOAR, Residence Life, Academic Advising, Registrar, CLASS Disability Resources, Campus Events, Dining Services, and Professor Kristin Chamberlain who accepted the new challenge of teaching the five-week version of Public Speaking!