Bridges Summer Program

Bridges is designed for, and offered to, incoming first-year students from historically under-represented and first-generation groups looking to pursue a degree in the College of Education, Health and Human Services.


  • Five-week experience that includes FREE on-campus housing and meal plan
  • Receive up to seven credit hours before starting the fall semester
  • Students have access to peer tutoring and mentoring provided by/from the EHHS faculty and staff
  • Access to College Success workshops and opportunities to explore social and cultural activities
  • Involvement through Community Service projects and initiatives
  • Gain life-long friendships and campus confidence

2023 programming begins June 4th and ends July 14th.

2019 Bridges Program participants building bridges to success during their first summer at Kent State University

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Impactful Stories

The Bridges program debuted in the summer of 2017 with a class of nine inaugural students, the Devine Nine. Of those students was Marissa Trubatch, a 2021 graduate from the Human Development & Family Studies program. Marissa built a powerful foundation for her college career through relationship building and goal setting, all while learning about Kent State's vast amount of student resources including tutoring, academic support, and student engagement and organizations.

Want to learn more about Marissa's Bridges experience? Read her blog post in the College of EHHS Think Tank Blog!