Summer Bridge Frequently Asked Questions
EOP Summer Bridge / SDSU FAST Eligibility:
Q- I have been notified by SDSU I will have to participate in the FAST (Freshman Academic Success Track) Program during the summer, can I still participate in EOP's Summer Bridge Program?
A- Follow all instructions for FAST and attend all mandatory events as instructed. Once we confirm receipt of your summer bridge application materials, we will notify you and place you in Summer Bridge courses that will meet your summer requirement needs. Please refer all questions about FAST to Office of Admissions at 9619) 594-6336 or email [email protected] Once you are placed in Summer Bridge, you are REMOVED from FAST.
How To Apply:
Q- What are the starting and ending dates of the program?
A- The 2019 BEST Summer Bridge Program will begin July 7th and end 5-weeks from the start date on August 9th.
Q- How and when will I be notified if accepted/denied to Summer Bridge?
A- Generally all applicants will be notified of their application status (acceptance, waitlist or denial) no later than June 8th.
Preparations for the Residential Program:
Q- Are laptops/tablets/printers allowed?
A- Yes, if a student has a personal laptop or desktop computer they may bring it with them to the program, however it is the responsibility of the student to maintain the security of his/her possessions.
Q- How much money should the student bring?
A- At minimum, students should bring $10 for the cost of laundry. Additional spending money is at the discretion of each participant.
Q- What type of shopping is available on campus?
A- Students may purchase snack items from local on-campus markets, medication items may be purchased from the on-campus pharmacy and general SDSU gear and school supplies can be purchased at the Bookstore.
Travel to the Residential Program:
Q- What date/time frame should the student arrive?
A- Students should schedule flights, train, or bus arrivals to arrive in San Diego no later than noon the day of check-in (July 7, 2019).
Q- What date/time frame do I drop off the student on move-in day?
A- Students arriving by car should arrive to Tenochca Residence Hall no later than 1:00 pm.
Q- Will transportation be provided?
A- Students needing assistance from the San Diego Airport should contact the program assistant at [email protected] no later than June 24, 2019.
Q- At the end of the program what date/time frame should the student book the return flight?
A- Departing flight arrangements on the final day should be no earlier than 3 pm. Students will complete final exams on Friday, August 9th at 10 am and will need additional time to complete all necessary packing.
Q- At the end of the program, will transportation be provided to the airport?
A- Students will need to notify the Program Coordinator if they will need transportation to the San Diego Airport, which will be provided by a Summer Bridge staff member.
Q- How are rooms assigned?
A- Students are placed in rooms of the same gender based on demographic information and other criteria by the Program Coordinator.
Q- Can we request a specific roommate?
A- No. Students are placed with students of the same gender and are paired by the Program Coordinator. No requests for specific roommates will be granted and/or room assignments be changed.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding room assignments, please contact the Program Coordinator at [email protected].
While in the Summer Bridge Program:
Q- I understand students in the program are not allowed cars. Why?
A- Since students live on campus, all resources and transportation to programs and events outside of campus will be provided. This is for liability and safety concerns.
Q- What happens to the student’s car if they must drive themselves to the program?
A- Keys MUST be turned over to the Program Coordinator. Vehicle keys will be returned to students upon the student's release from the program. Students who bring a vehicle to campus must pay for an SDSU parking permit or risk being ticketed and/or towed by campus parking administration.
Information on parking passes can be found here.
Q- How often can I (parent/guardian/etc.) visit the student?
A- There is absolutely no visitation permitted.
Q- Is there a curfew?
A- Yes. All students must be in the residence hall by 10 pm on weekdays and 11 pm on weekends.
Q- Will the student have access to the internet?
A- Internet access is available at the SDSU Library, EOP office and throughout campus.
Q- What medical facilities are available to the student?
A- Access to Student Health Services is available for all students at the SDSU Calpulli Center (http://shs.sdsu.edu/index.asp). (M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Q- Will the student have access to exercise facilities?
Q- Where are the laundry facilities?
A- Laundry facilities are available within the residence hall.
- $1.25 per wash cycle
- $1 per drying cycle
Q- What classes will the student take?
A- Students are placed in General Education courses based upon their academic need.
Q- How many units will the student earn?
A- Student may earn up to 6 units.
Q- What about my books for my summer classes?
A- EOP will pay for the books needed for their Summer Bridge classes.
Q- What supervision will be provided for off campus events?
A- Summer Bridge and EOP staff will supervise all student activities. There are a minimum of 7 dedicated staff members with the students at all times.
Q- Can the student getaway for family events?
A- No, unless it’s during getaway weekend and you submitted a signed waiver in your application. Getaway weekend starts the evening of July 26th and ends the night of July 28th. It is the only weekend where participants are allowed to leave campus if they submitted a signed waiver. Other than that weekend, Summer Bridge is a full commitment from July 7th through August 9th.
Q- Can I work during Summer Bridge?
A- No. You absolutely cannot work. You need to make arrangements with your employer for the five weeks.