Champlain Hosts Summer Bridge for Transfer Students

By Kayla Hedman ’14 / Champlain College News
BURLINGTON, VT – To help with the academic transition and to move ahead in Champlain’s curriculum, all transfer students with more than 12 credits (who enter in the fall or spring semesters) are required to attend a transfer Summer Bridge Program from July 1-Aug. 10, 2012. The benefits of Summer Bridge are abundant, and for the first few days, the information students receive during the Summer Bridge Orientation should help answer any lingering questions and prepare them for their summer in Burlington.
Benefits of the Summer Bridge Program include:
  • Earn six required Core credits.
  • Build lasting friendships with Champlain students, and get comfortable with the campus and faculty prior to the start of the fall semester.
  • Wrap up last-minute administrative tasks such as final transcript evaluations, outstanding financial aid concerns, and residential life decisions.
  • Spend six incredible weeks in one of the country’s most desirable summer vacation spots.
Orientation begins Sunday, July 1 with check-in for residential and commuter students. After a luncheon with a special welcome from Core Dean Betsy Beaulieu, students will meet fellow classmates and play Games on the Green on Champlain’s Aiken Lawn. Other activities include a trip to local arcade, Pizza Putt, before beginning classes and meeting the student life team and other services on-campus.
"The Summer Bridge program is a wonderful experience for any transferring student,” said Breanna Bonner ’11. “I got a really amazing look at what the Core is all about before I came in the fall. It absolutely smoothed my transition into Champlain College. Living on campus for three weeks of my summer allowed me to get familiar with the area and the campus before the rush of people in the fall. I got to experience what the Core classes were all about and met a lot of really amazing people. Even though I had to go to class it was still like a vacation. I got to live on my own in an amazing residential hall, live in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and after class was over I went to the beach."
For more information on transferring or Summer Bridge, please contact Amber Rich, senior transfer Admission manager, at
rich@champlain.edu or visit http://www.champlain.edu/undergraduate-studies/admission/transfer-student-information/summer-bridge-program-x8056.html
About Champlain College: Since 1878, Champlain College has provided career-focused education to students from its hilltop campus in Burlington, Vt. Champlain's distinctive educational approach embodies the notion that true learning only occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain offers traditional undergraduate and online undergraduate courses, along with online certificate and degree programs and eight master's degree programs. Champlain offers study abroad programs at its campuses in Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's "The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition." Champlain was named a "Top-Up-and-Coming School" by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is ranked in the top tier of 2012 Regional Colleges in the North. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.