Bridge Week, the weeklong freshman program that takes place before the fall semester, is expanding to include all incoming freshmen. According to Heather Bowman, director of first-year programs, Bridge Week was designed to help students get comfortable on campus and build a connection with IUPUI before their first week of college starts. Just last year, Bridge Week only included 1,100 incoming freshmen.
“We’re really trying to build in some additional social opportunities this year,” Bowman said. “So hopefully it will be a fun mix of academics and acclimation to campus and social opportunities.”
Along with the increase in the student capacity of Bridge Week, new programs are being implemented as well. One of these new experiences is called Connections, which is meant to help students learn about all the programs available to them at IUPUI.