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Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is an intense one-week introduction to USD that occurs the week before Torero Days. Open to all incoming SSS eligible freshman and transfer students, Summer Bridge will help you make a smooth and successful transition into college life at USD.

Students at Petco Park SSS students in an outdoor lecture SSS students at Chicano Park

Summer Bridge Benefits:

  • Familiarize yourself with the USD campus before all other students arrive for Torero Days
  • Create meaningful relationships with incoming and veteran SSS students
  • Pair up with an SSS mentor who will help guide you through your first year at USD
  • Engage with USD professors in an encouraging environment
  • Learn the "unwritten rules" of college and the tools to thrive and graduate
  • Check into the residence halls early
  • Participate in social events designed to introduce you to the vibrant and disctinct culture of San Diego
  • All at no cost to you!

If you are interested in learning more, send an e-mail to SSS at with the words "Summer Bridge" in the subject line.

2012 Summer Bridge: August 26 - September 1


2010 Summer Bridge Day at the Bay group picture