TRIO Summer Link Program

Summer Link program for TRIO Student Support Services students

August 2022 Early Move-in Program | Early Move-in Required

A Tradition of Success

TRIO Programs were first established under Title IV of the Higher Education Act as competitively funded programs under the U.S. Department of Education.  BGSU became one of the first universities to host a TRIO Student Support Services program, starting operations in 1970, and won TRIO SSS funding competitions ever since.

TRIO Programs are committed to helping students access and succeed in college up through college graduation and beyond. 

In addition to the summer link program, TRIO SSS offers:

  • One-on-One Support/Interaction with TRIO specialists
  • Personal/Professional Development Opportunities
  • Career and Cultural Events
  • Small class sections of MATH 1190, MATH 1220, and UNIV 1100
  • Opportunities to meet fellow TRIO SSS students
  • Enjoy fun and educational activities

TRIO Summer Link 

  • FREE early move-in program
  • Move into residence hall early
  • A link to join this program will be emailed to students admitted to TRIO SSS.

Learn more about TRIO SSS

You must be accepted into TRIO Student Support Services to join TRIO Summer Link.

What is TRIO Student Support Services?

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is part of the TRIO programs created to promote educational access for those who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education nationally.  SSS programs provide advising, tutoring, and academic support.  There are also two scholarships and opportunities exclusively for participating TRIO students.


A student is eligible to participate in BGSU's SSS program if he/she meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Is a first generation college student (custodial parents did not complete a bachelor’s degree)
  • Income that fits the requirements determined by the Federal Income Guidelines
  • Has a documented disability with the BGSU Accessibility Services office.

About Summer Link  

August 2022 early move-in on the Saturday before regular move-in begins

The TRIO Student Support Services Summer Link Program is a free early move-in option for first-year, first-generation students registered full-time at BGSU admitted to TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). During SSS Summer Link, you will meet other SSS students, get acclimated to the BGSU campus, learn about campus resources and support services, be introduced to your TRIO advisor and discuss goals, time management, and study strategies tailored to meet your unique needs, participate in engaging activities, and much more! Space is limited. Sign up early to reserve your spot.

Program Benefits

Students that participate in the TRIO SSS Summer Link program will be able to:

  • Identify key staff in critical BGSU offices
  • Explain how to effectively engage in the college community
  • Describe the time management and self-organization needed to be successful in college versus high school
  • Track their personal budget
  • Locate and utilize advising and coaching assistance


Students admitted to BGSU who have any questions about or are interested in joining the 2022 BGSU TRIO Summer Link program may email Ian Lee at or call 419-372-2677.

In order to enroll in the fall 2022 TRIO Summer Link program, you must first apply to join TRIO Student Support Services and be admitted to the TRIO SSS program to enjoy access to our services and benefits.

ALL TRIO SSS programs and services are free, including the application to join TRIO SSS and TRIO SSS Summer Link program.

How to Register  

To attend the TRIO Summer Link program, students must (1) apply to join TRIO Student Support Services and (2) complete the follow-up TRIO Summer Link registration form no later than July 31.

Students will be contacted about being selected for the TRIO SSS summer link program by the end of the first week of August.

Please note: The Office of Residence Life requires TRIO Student Support Services Summer Link Program students to their BGSU bursar bill paid in full or have their payment plan arranged and the first installment paid at least one week in advance of the first day of the start of the summer program.  Your Summer Link registration may be cancelled if Residence Life does not authorize your move-in before the first day of programming.  While the TRIO Summer Link program is free, participation in TRIO Summer Link program is REQUIRED.  If you move in early as one of our TRIO Summer Link students and do not attend programming, the Office of Residence Life may bill their standard fee for early move-in to you instead.  Contact TRIO SSS staff as early as possible if you run into any problems with these obligations.

All TRIO SSS Summer Link students are required to be enrolled in section of BGSU 1910 taught by TRIO SSS staff.  Contact us if an exception needs to be made.  Examples include majors and programs that have replacement courses for BGSU 1910.