OWU's Summer Bridge Program

Ohio Wesleyan University's Summer Bridge Program (SBP) is a three-week, credit-bearing residential experience program designed to equip students with the skills to thrive at OWU. Students will participate in a classroom experience designed to strengthen their quantitative, qualitative, and critical thinking skills, while gaining key insights and resources across the university. The program is open to all incoming first-year students with a focus on first-generation students, low-income students, students of color, and/or LGBTQIA students.

The 2019 program runs July 21 - August 14. 

SBP is Completely Free!

Housing, meals, and social activities are completely covered by the Division of Student Success & Engagement. Students and families are only expected to pay for personal items and transportation to campus.

Important Dates

  • May 24, 2019 - Deadline for applications
  • July 21, 2019 - SBP Move-in Date
  • July 22, 2019 - First Day of SBP
  • August 14, 2019 - SBP Program Concludes
  • August 15, 2019  - Move-In for all First-Year Students

Housing & Meals

Students will live together in one of OWU's unique small housing units and experience OWU life under the mentorship of five upperclass peer mentors. As a participant, you will also have the opportunity to move into your permanent residence hall earlier than the regular move-in date for first-year students. All meals are provided during the program.

Apply to Participate in SBP

Applications for Summer Bridge 2019 are now open! Click here to apply now. The application is open until May 24th, 2019 at 5pm EDT.


If you have any questions about SBP, please contact Charles Kellom, Assistant Dean for OMSA, at ckellom@owu.edu.

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