About the Program
FYE provides an early introduction to the available resources to help with the transition to Trinity, both academically and socially.
Eligibility: The Summer Bridge FYE is designed specifically to welcome first-generation students and/or students from underrepresented populations and facilitate their transition to Trinity, both academically and socially.
When: Begins two weeks before New Student Orientation (NSO) and is completed before Thanksgiving, giving students an early start in their studies and a reduced load as they finish their other classes after Thanksgiving.
Cost: FREE (includes room and board)
What to Expect
More than 120 first-year students will be here to participate in several different programs during Summer Bridge.
Details about your room assignment will be sent to you by Residence Life. You will move into the room that will be your permanent space for the academic year so you need to bring all of your personal belongings. University regulations related to campus living which will be presented to students at a Residence Life session on the day you move in.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided every day during Bridge.
About the Course
All first year students at Trinity take First-Year Experience (FYE), a six-credit interdisciplinary course that serves as an introduction to college level reading, writing, and critical thinking. The topic of the Summer Bridge FYE is “A Successful Life.” Everyone sets out to succeed, but pinpointing what “success” means can be tricky business. In this course, you will:
- question how we can measure deep, long-term success
- examine the surprising ways important figures have sought to define success
- study contemporary examples of struggles to achieve artistic and scientific success
The semester will culminate in your individual creative exploration of how you might finish your first year at Trinity with success, how you might extend that success along the road to graduation, and, most importantly, how you can forge the path to an ultimately successful life.
This is a great opportunity to take advantage of. You finish early and get introduced to campus early, which is a great advantage. You also have many resources: TLC staff, your professors, advisors that will all help you succeed.
- Study strategies
- Transition to college
- Tech @ Trinity
- Time and task management
- Library resources
- Pathways curriculum
- Diversity, inclusion, and community
- Campus resources scavenger hunt
- Volunteering at the San Antonio Food Bank
- Getting Tiger Card student IDs
In addition to FYE class time, Summer Bridge includes sessions to facilitate transition to college:
- Time Management
- Library Resources
- Pathways Curriculum
- Campus Resources Scavenger Hunt
- Community Service
- Getting Tiger Card Student IDs
Meet the Faculty
Director for Academic Support
Summer Bridge Sessions
FYE Professor, English Faculty
FYE Professor; Director, Tutoring Programs
FYE Professor, Vice President for Student Life
If you have questions or would like additional information about the Summer Bridge FYE, please contact Betty Curry at email@example.com.