Loyola University Chicago

Bridge to Loyola

Summer and Academic Year Components

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Summer Residential Program

The summer portion of the Bridge to Loyola program is designed to mirror a typical first-year student schedule with classes, study time, and co-curricular activities. Structured engagement with professors, academic advisors, and campus partners is frequent and consistently available to students. While living in on-campus housing, students will participate in social and community building activities led by peer mentors. In addition, they will attend academic success seminars taught by their academic advisor. 

2016-2017 Academic Program Details

In addition to the academic course taken during the summer term (ANTH 106), which will count towards their second tier science credit for graduation, students will also be provided with an academic success curriculum structured to bridge the academic gap as they transition to the higher education environment. Within this curriculum, students will undergo identity exploration and leadership development through intentional student support seminars and programming providing academic success strategies, community-based learning, and intentional reflection, while helping students increase self-efficacy and connection to the Loyola University mission. These classes are taught by the students’ academic advisors and will take place during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year.