The Bridge Program provides incoming first-year students with the tools for success as they navigate a new academic environment. Students who participate in the Bridge Program will develop healthy learning habits, through academic support and mentorship.

CUW Bridge Program benefits

  • Develop a better understanding of the University's resources and connections to enhance your academic experience
  • Practice the mindset and learning strategies required your lifelong success
  • Pair up with an ARC Peer Academic Coach who will help guide and mentor you through your first semester at CUW
  • Receive ongoing academic support, mentorship, and guidance individualized for YOU to help you succeed academically, socially, and emotionally
  • Receive a FREE laptop

CUW Bridge Program requirements

  • Be an incoming, first-year student at CUW
  • Attend in-person orientation on August 21st or August 24th
  • Attend 3 workshops during your first semester to build college readiness skills
  • Maintain 2.75 GPA or higher throughout the fall semester

Because the Bridge Program offers one-on-one support, it is limited to 15 spots! If you are interested in learning more about the Bridge Program or have questions, a virtual information session will be held on July 31st at 5:00pm CST/6:00pm EST. Please sign up for the zoom session if you committed to participating in in the event. For more information on the Bridge Program, contact Elizabeth Kirk at