Preparing for Excellence

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Summer Bridge Scholars Program—an immersive virtual experience designed to build community and accelerate your Northeastern journey. The Summer Bridge Scholars Program provides an opportunity for engagement and pre-enrollment support to first-year students living in the United States from historically underrepresented populations at the university. This specifically includes students identifying as Black, Indigenous (Native American, Native Hawaiian, Alaskan Native), Latinx, or a multiethnic background including one or more of those identities, and first-generation students. Summer Bridge is designed to help you begin your Northeastern journey with a preview of the academic experience, insight into the valuable resources available to you, and opportunities to build a supportive community of faculty, mentors, and new friends.

How to Participate

Applications for Summer Bridge are now closed. If you submitted an application, keep an eye on your email inbox for more details around the event schedule and what to expect.

If you have any questions about the program or your application, please contact us at

Event Schedule

The Summer Bridge Scholars Program will take place from Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30. A summary of the schedule is below—details about daily programming will be sent to participants via email. All times listed are Eastern.

Date Activities
July 26 Summer Bridge Begins at 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Kick-off Events
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Break
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Social Events
July 27-29 1:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Daily Programming
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Break
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Social Events
July 30 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Daily Programming
Summer Bridge Ends at 6:00 p.m.

What to Expect

Through this program, you will begin to chart your academic path, build your network in your college or program, and form lasting relationships across all the colleges at Northeastern through projects, lectures, and group activities. You will have the opportunity to participate in various fun and engaging programming alongside other first-year scholars, including team building, leadership development, co-op discussions, and more. Throughout the Summer Bridge Scholars Program, you will connect with faculty, alumni, and current students, establishing a strong network before beginning your classes.

Connect with Your College

Summer Bridge includes opportunities for breakout sessions with your college, helping you understand the fundamentals and expectations of your college and giving you a valuable foundation when classes begin.

Build Your Community

In addition to preparing you for academic success, Summer Bridge is also an opportunity for fellowship and belonging. Through interactive workshops and academic previews with your peers, you will get to know your new community.

Achieve Your Goals

From international Rhodes Scholars to Goldwater Award winners, Summer Bridge alumni have become leaders in their fields. Through your Summer Bridge participation, you will become part of this growing network of scholars from every discipline and college, with outstanding opportunities for mentorship and collaboration.

History of Achievement

Summer Bridge at Northeastern began 20 years ago. Due to its great success, it has grown into an award-winning university institution with a track record of fostering community and supporting students who go on to achieve great things at Northeastern and beyond. This year is particularly special, as it is the first time that Summer Bridge has expanded to include students from across all of our academic colleges and programs. You would be part of the inaugural class of this new universitywide Summer Bridge.

Watch the video and learn how Summer Bridge prepares you to thrive at Northeastern and beyond.