Fostering Academic Success

"Summer Bridge is a key academic support program that builds community and nurtures the unique strengths of our students." - Chancellor Khosla

UC San Diego’s Summer Bridge program is celebrating its 40th anniversary.  A dinner was held over the weekend to mark the milestone.  Over the last four decades, the program has contributed to the retention, achievement, learning and development of thousands of entering UC San Diego freshmen by focusing on building community and fostering the unique strengths of our students.  Summer Bridge has grown from a three-week transition program serving 28 students to a five-week residential program serving 300 students.  At the event, Chancellor Khosla lauded the success of the program, thanking everyone involved in Summer Bridge and applauding the program’s alumni who are now in leadership positions using their education to improve our community and world.