TRIO Summer Link Program

Summer Link program for TRIO Student Support Services students

August 14 – 19 | 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
  • Financial  Opportunities
  • Group Career and Cultural Events
  • Small class sections of MATH 1190, MATH 1220, and UNIV 1100


  • Free overnight 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  

Aug. 14 – 19

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.

How to Register  

Students who have registered to attend summer link by the last day of SOAR should apply for TRIO no later than July 31 to be considered for the summer link program.

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

Please note: in order to participate in the TRIO Student Support Services Summer Link 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 the start of the summer program.

All TRIO SSS Summer Link students will also be enrolled in section of BGSU 1910 taught by TRIO SSS staff.

Sign Up

In order to enroll in the fall 2021 TRIO Summer Link program, you must first apply to join TRIO Student Support Services to enjoy access to our services and benefits.  There is no fee to join TRIO SSS or TRIO SSS Summer Link program.

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
  • Pay NO additional fees (it’s free!)
  • Move-in early
  • Meet fellow TRIO SSS students
  • Enjoy fun and educational activities


Students who have any questions about or are interested in the 2021 BGSU TRIO SSS program may email Ian Lee.