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Bridge Program

In partnership with the Office of Residence Life, 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.

Save the Date Move-In:

  • Wednesday, August 31st from 2pm to 5pm. Additional information will be sent to Bridge Cohort members.

The Bridge Experience Summer Dates/Times

  • Thursday, September 1st and Friday, September 2nd
    10:00am to 3:00pm, following evening activities.

The Bridge Experience Academic Year

  • Information will be coming soon!

The Bridge Cohort closed on June 1st. We will be hosting workshops and programs throughout the academic year that will be able to attend, 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].