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Bridge Program

The Multicultural Center Summer Bridge Pilot is a free summer transition program, offering incoming undergraduate first year students who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), an opportunity to participate, connect, learn, and grow with the Simmons community. Participants get a head start in their college journey, build a support system, and gain essential skills that facilitate their transition and success at Simmons.

The Simmons Multicultural Bridge Program entails two components, the summer experience and the beyond experience. The summer experience provides incoming students of color a two and a half day experience, including space to connect, learn, and identify key supports on campus.

The beyond component extends throughout the academic year filled with continued communal connections (from both academic affairs and student affairs), social and educational programming (residential and non-residential) and workshop/leadership opportunities.

Our overarching goal is to contribute to and grow bridge experiences for incoming Simmons students from identified marginalized populations. The Multicultural Center is exploring future Bridge communities to launch, including Trans and Non-Binary.

Bridge Move-In (UPDATE): Save the Date

  • Wednesday, August 30th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Simmons University Residence Campus
Holmes Sport Center
331 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA

Additional information will be sent to Bridge Cohort members by July 1st.

The Bridge Experience Summer Dates/Times

  • Thursday, August 31st – Friday, September 1st from 10:00am to 3:00pm, following evening activities.
  • Saturday, September 2nd from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Interested in The Bridge Program Cohort? Please indicate when applying for orientation. There is a question on the orientation sign-up form for the Bridge Program and level of involvement. If you are unable to attend orientation, please email the Multicultural Center email (below) indicating your interest.

Please note that the Interest will close on June 1, 2023.

Bridge Cohort Brunch Bonding

  • Saturday, September 2nd from 10:00am – 12:00pm
    Bartol Dining Hall

Parents/Guardian Connections

  • Saturday, September 2nd from 10:00am – 12:00pm
    Residence Quad

The Bridge Experience Academic Year

We will be hosting workshops and programs throughout the academic year that will be open to BIPOC students (first year and upperclassmen) to engage in, along with utilizing the resources of the Multicultural Center.

If you’re interested in being added on the email list, please email the Multicultural Center at [email protected].