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Summer Bridge Program: Transitioning to College at SVSU

Congratulations on your admission to Saginaw Valley State University! Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey as you transition from high school to college? Our Summer Bridge Program is your ticket to success, and the best part? It's absolutely free for qualified individuals!

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About the FREE Summer Bridge Program

At SVSU, we're committed to ensuring every student's success from day one. Our Summer Bridge Program is meticulously crafted to provide incoming SVSU students like you with the tools, resources, and support needed to thrive in college.

July 8-19, 2024

  • 10 days, 9 overnights in campus housing
  • Great Food: Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in the SVSU Marketplace, offering a variety of options.
  • Academic Support: Receive college-prep learning and support with a focus on math and reading to prepare for college.
  • Evening Fun: Participate in daily evening activities, including games, movie nights, and social events.
  • Special Events: Weekends feature special evening events, with Saturday including a day trip to Mackinac Island.
  • SVSU Orientation: Wrap up your experience by attending an SVSU Orientation on your last day. Meet future classmates and choose your fall classes.

Program Highlights

  • Financial Literacy Coaching: Gain essential financial literacy skills at no cost to you! Learn how to manage your finances responsibly and make informed decisions throughout your college journey.
  • Individualized Tutoring: Experience personalized tutoring sessions tailored to address your unique academic needs and challenges.
  • Enrichment Activities: Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of learners through fun and educational activities designed to foster personal growth, leadership development, and community engagement.
  • College Readiness: Navigate the college experience with ease! Receive expert guidance and resources, including academic advising, study skills workshops, and campus orientation.

Why Choose Our Program?

  • Financial Empowerment: Unlock the secrets to financial success without breaking the bank! Our program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to manage your finances effectively and build a solid foundation for your future.
  • Campus Immersion: Dive headfirst into college life with confidence! Familiarize yourself with SVSU's campus, resources, and support services, setting yourself up for a seamless transition.
  • Supportive Community: Join a dynamic and supportive community of fellow incoming SVSU students who are just as excited as you are to embark on this new chapter.
  • Seamless Transition: Hit the ground running in your first year at SVSU! Our program ensures you have the confidence and skills needed to thrive academically and socially.


The best part? This invaluable program is completely free for qualified individuals! To join, students must first apply to the TRIO program.

Are you an incoming SVSU student who has applied and qualified for the TRIO program? If so, you may be eligible to join our Summer Bridge Program at absolutely no cost to you! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to kickstart your college journey with confidence.

Step 1) Apply to TRIO program (if you have not already done so)

Step 2) Use this form to apply for the Summer Bridge program or contact or (989) 964-2200 to apply.


Contact Us

Got questions or need more information? We're here to help! Contact us at or (989) 964-2200 to speak with a member of our team.

Don't let this opportunity pass you by. Join us for an unforgettable summer experience and pave the way for your future success at SVSU!


TRIO Student Support Services
William Washington, PhD

228 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-2213