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Summer Bridge

Welcome to Summer Bridge 2024!

Summer Bridge partners with South Dakota State University’s early orientation programs. Partners include: the American Indian Student Center (AISC), A Next Generation Leader in Engineering Scholars Program (ANGLES), Office of International Affairs (OIA) and TRIO student support services. Students participating in an early orientation program move in early and engage in a variety of activities that ease their transition to college, strengthen academic skills, learn about campus resources, and foster a sense of belonging at SDSU and the Brookings community.

Summer Bridge’s access focus aligns with SDSU’s mission and core values of People-Centered and Diversity and supports the Pathway to Premier 2030 strategic goals of affirming student success as a foundational university priority and increasing retention, persistence and graduation rates.

Goals of the program:

Student Outcomes

Summer Bridge 2023


of participants engaged in at least one activity provided through Summer Bridge. 


of students responding to a Summer Bridge survey indicated that they feel more prepared to start college.


of students responding to a Summer Bridge survey indicated that they feel more knowledgeable about university resources.

What our students said...

“[Summer Bridge helped me by] getting to know campus and meeting new people.”

“I was happy I signed up and enjoyed my experience.” 

“I was able to learn more about the resources available to me at SDSU. I was also able to start learning my way around campus sooner and I felt more prepared when the school year started.” 

For questions or more information:

Please email us at Academic Success and Recovery Program or call us at 605-688-4153.

Thank you for your interest in SDSU's Summer Bridge program!