Summer Bridge Program students please use this New Student Checklist to keep track of your WSU progress
After participation in New Student Orientation all qualified first-year students must participate in and successfully complete a required 5 week residential Summer Bridge Program, at no cost to the student.
First-year students are accepted to the University on a conditional basis and must successfully complete the Summer Bridge Program to gain full matriculation into Westfield State University. The coursework has a strong emphasis on critical thinking and analytical skills. Courses we have offered during the Summer Bridge Program have included: Writing and Composition Workshop, Elementary Statistics (MATH0108), Speech (ENGL0103), Mathematical Workshop, U.S. History since 1865 (HIST0132) and Cultural Geography (GARO0210). An early orientation to Westfield State University includes strategies for meeting WSU academic expectations, financial aid counseling, career exploration/planning and academic counseling.
The afternoons consist of the exploration of first-year student issues, structured tutorial sessions, seminars regarding financial obligations, computer literacy and library research seminars. The evenings are reserved for leadership development activities such as: academic success seminars, formal group study, and programming by our Peer Counselor team. It is during these sessions that students are supported in their efforts to excel academically, scholastically, personally and intellectually.
Return Summer Bridge Program forms by Friday, June 16, 2017
Welcome Day is Sunday, June 25, 2017
First Day of Class Monday, June 26, 2017
Make-up Date for July 4, 2017: Friday July 7, 2017
Last Day of Class Thursday July 27, 2017