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Getting a jump start on college life

ozzieWhen visiting Augsburg’s campus, it is common for a potential student to sit in on a class or two, visit with a professor or coach, have lunch in the cafeteria, and even spend a night in the residence halls. But few students can have a preview of college life like the one available to students in the TRiO Summer Bridge program.

Now in its tenth year, Summer Bridge gives 25 admitted students an opportunity to bond with other new students and to learn what college will be like for them in the fall. For five weeks, students take public speaking and the first required religion course and participate in a variety of activities and workshops designed to get them ready for college. Continue reading “Getting a jump start on college life”

Summer Bridge students arrive

trio_bridgeSeveral members of the Augsburg College class of 2012 have already joined the Augsburg community! Recently, 27 students came to campus to begin the TRIO/Student Support Services Summer Bridge Program. This five week academic program is offered to Augsburg first-year students who qualify for the TRIO/SSS program.

Summer Bridge students take two college credit courses: Christian Vocation and the Search for Meaning taught by Mark Tranvik and Introduction to Public Speaking with Bob Groven. Continue reading “Summer Bridge students arrive”