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Summer Bridge is a four-week summer residential program to provide incoming engineering students a college-credit math course and the opportunity to build a community of support in preparation for their engineering curriculum. It truly is an experience that will change your future. Forever.
The camp has been designed to help students prepare academically for the rigor of engineering coursework through course credit, team building exercises and seminars. Additionally, students will build relationships with peers, faculty and staff.
The program includes all tuition, fees, seminars, and team building exercises.
A breakdown of the cost per student can be seen below, but the fee per student is only $400. Our generous sponsors allow us to offer the program at this discounted rate.
|Room & Board||$359||$359|
|Programming & Supplies||$981.92||$981.92|
|Cost to you||$400||$400|
The program fee is required once a student has been selected. Payments cannot be submitted until participants receive notice of their acceptance into Summer Bridge.
Thank you again to our sponsors, Phillips 66 and Dolese, whose generous donations allow us to offer the program at a discounted price for students.
Do you know a high school student who would make a great engineer? Are they interested in pursuing a rewarding degree at the University of Oklahoma with countless opportunities for career advancement? If so, please nominate them for the Engineering Summer Bridge Program!
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Are you interested in receiving quarterly updates from the Engineering Summer Bridge program? You will learn more about this year's camp activities including an invitation to the final project showcase that occurs at the conclusion of the camp.
The best form of contact is via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the director of the program, Brandon Abbott: email@example.com During the actual Engineering Summer Bridge program, you may contact our staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (405) 325-3905. If you need to send mail to the Summer Bridge Program, please use the following address:
OU Gallogly College of Engineering
Diversity and Inclusion Program
Gallogly Hall 115
173 Felgar Street
Norman, OK 73019
There are two deadlines—March and May. There is no priority given to students who register in March. The purpose of the two deadlines is to accommodate students who may learn about the program at a later time.
After each application deadline, students should expect to receive a response from our staff in two weeks. You will receive a response through both your OU and personal emails, as provided in your application. The email will contain forms for you to complete and bring with you to the Engineering Summer Bridge check-in. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within two weeks or have trouble downloading the documents in the confirmation e-mail, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will verify your registration. Please also check your e-mail spam filter to ensure e-mails from email@example.com have been marked as “not junk” and “always trust this sender.”
Unfortunately, no. The system we use to create the application form is not able to save applications in between sessions. As a result, the application must be completed in one session. The two essay questions are on the first page of the application. We recommend that you copy the essay prompts onto a separate Word document and answer there. Once you are ready to complete your Engineering Summer Bridge application, you can copy and paste your answer from Word to the application form.
The total cost is $400 for all in-state and out-of-state students. This fee covers the cost of tuition and fees, room and board, programming/supplies and all other meals and activities. The total cost of the program is $2701.34 for in-state students and $3130.94 for out-of-state students. Primary funding from our generous sponsors allows us to offer the program at this discounted rate.
*There is no need to bring large amounts of cash with you to Engineering Summer Bridge.
Detailed instructions will be sent to you, the student, once you have been accepted into the program. Do not send payment to the bursar’s office. Questions about program payments should be directed to the director of the Engineering Summer Bridge program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 325-3905.
After you have been accepted into the Engineering Summer Bridge program, an email will be sent to both your OU and personal emails two weeks after the application deadline closes. Please make sure you read through the e-mail and complete the necessary forms on time.
Unfortunately, no. This program is for incoming freshmen who are majoring in a discipline in the Gallogly College of Engineering or the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy.
Yes! We encourage you to apply to the Engineering Summer Bridge program if you have applied to OU and are still awaiting a response from the university.
Check your OU and personal emails as well as associated junk mail folders. Please make sure your spam filters are set to allow e-mails from email@example.com. If you have not received an email within two weeks of the application deadline date, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2023 CAMP DATES are July 8 through August 5, 2023.
For directions to the Engineering Summer Bridge program welcome and check-in, please enter the following address into a map search engine.
250 W. Lindsay St.
Norman, OK 73069
Upon arrival, you may park anywhere south of Lindsey Street. It would be best to park around the housing area. Staff will be directing traffic and holding signs to show you where to go, so you do not get lost. Do not park in metered, handicap or faculty-in-residence marked spots.
The Engineering Summer Bridge program offers free airport shuttle service to and from Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. This service will only be provided on the first day of the program (move-in) and the last day of the program (move-out). To request shuttle service, please mark on your information packet form that you will be arriving by air and need shuttle service. One of our staff members will contact you for further travel information.
Free airport transportation to campus will only be provided on the first and last day of the program between specified times. We provide this as a service for all of our students who are flying in from out-of-state.
*Note – Early arrival to the program is not allowed. We are only able to accommodate lodging for the program dates, so please book/plan travel accordingly!
If this is your situation, our program does not accommodate for students arriving early. Students will need to make their own accommodation arrangements prior to check-in for the Engineering Summer Bridge program.
Yes! Our staff will coordinate a date and time for students to enroll in their Fall classes and will notify the student of the details. However, we HIGHLY encourage completing your New Sooner Orientation before the start date of the program.
No. The Engineering Summer Bridge program requires students’ FULL participation for the entire duration of the program— no exceptions.
No. Students will not be allowed to leave campus, or the program, for any reason—no exceptions. The program director should be made aware of any questions or concerns regarding personal conflicts during the program dates as soon as possible.
I have already applied and been accepted to the program and can no longer attend. What do I need to do? Please email email@example.com or Brandon Abbott at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to let us know.
The Engineering Summer Bridge program is a four-week residential, on-campus program for incoming freshmen at the University of Oklahoma, who are planning to major in an engineering or geoscience discipline. It is truly one month that will change your future, forever. The summer program has been designed to help students prepare academically for the rigor of engineering coursework through course credit, team-building exercises, and seminars. Additionally, students will build relationships with peers, faculty, and staff. The program includes all housing, meals, seminars, team-building exercises, and much more. Engineering Summer Bridge is an elite program that will put you one step ahead in college.
This program is for incoming freshmen who are majoring in a discipline in the Gallogly College of Engineering or the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy. We want to help you start your OU college career on the right foot.
We are expecting approximately 50 participants this summer. Students are selected from a competitive application pool. This number is small and allows great relations to develop with peers, faculty and staff.
Students will be staying in Dunham College, one of the on-campus residential halls. Do not forget to bring sheets for an extra-long twin-size bed, toiletries, towels, tennis shoes, jeans, and swimsuits. For a complete list of what to pack for Engineering Summer Bridge, please refer to your acceptance packet.
First, read ALL of the program emails. Make sure all your registration paperwork has been completed. Do not forget to bring the paperwork to check-in! Secondly, please register and attend your New Sooner Orientation before the program starts. Then, get excited for the fun to begin!