Trio Summer Bridge Program

About The TRIO Program

We provide academic coaching, tutoring, financial aid guidance, mentoring and other supports to foster educational access and retention. TRIO helps students overcome social and cultural barriers to higher education.

Our mission is to provide unique and personalized academic support services in an environment that inspires engaged learning. We want to encourage learning that is specific to your individual needs, as well as learning that is engaging for you.


  • Free overnight program
  • Commuters Welcome

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You must be a member of TRIO to attend this program

About The Summer Program sun

The TRIO Student Support Services Summer Bridge Program is a free early move-in option for a limited number of new first-year, first-generation students registered full-time at BGSU and applied to join TRIO Student Support Services (SSS). During SSS Summer Bridge, you will meet other SSS students, 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 Bridge 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
  • Pay NO additional fees (it’s free!)
  • Move-in early
  • Meet fellow TRIO SSS students
  • Enjoy fun and educational activities

How to Register  

Students who have applied to join TRIO SSS by the last day of SOAR may email Connie Disbro no later than July 31 to register for the summer program.

Students will be contacted about being selected for the summer program by Aug. 8.

Please note: in order to participate in the Summer Bridge Program, students will need to have their BGSU bursar bill paid in full or have their payment plan arranged and the first payment made at least one week in advance of the first day of Summer Bridge.


Students who have any questions can email Connie Disbro.