In late August, incoming IUPUI freshman arrived on campus eager to participate in unique experiences designed to ease their transition to college through the Bridge program.
Bridge leaders clad in neon shirts guided more than 1000 students between educational and recreational activities, helping them get acquainted with the variety of services and programs that the IUPUI community has to offer. This week-long sneak peek into life on campus is one important reason why so many freshman participate in the program each year. Bridge students arrive ahead of fall semester crowds because they want early access to campus, and to get a head start familiarizing themselves with a place that they will most likely call home for the next four years.
Christian Brock, an incoming freshman majoring in business and a member of the Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program said that he chose to participate in Bridge to get a “jump start” on his time in college. “I didn’t want to just jump in the first day, not knowing where everything was at. I wanted to get involved on campus.”