Sixty highly motivated incoming students from North Carolina attended Summer Bridge, a six-week program to aid their transition to life at Carolina. They lived in residence halls, met other future Tar Heels, talked with a health professions adviser and learned about Carolina’s many academic resources like the UNC Libraries, Learning and Writing Centers and Career Services. And, yes, they had lots of fun. Some earned college credit in courses in English, algebra or chemistry and on thriving in college. The program paid for housing and tuition, plus participants received a $750 stipend to pay for books, meals and expenses such as laundry.
“The most memorable part of Summer Bridge is certainly the people. I didn’t know my roommate before move-in, and it was incredible how fast we clicked; the counselors are amazing people. Plus, the program has definitely raised my confidence by immersing myself in new environments!”
Emma Culley ‘27, Summer Bridge participant