About the Program
Instructors are employed to teach courses in English Composition, various mathematics courses, and a science component when available. The program's staff includes counselors and tutors who are Carolina students. These individuals provide tutorial assistance during designated study hours and coordinate weekend activities and ensure an appropriate curfew. The program's staff possess records of academic success, a familiarity with the University, strong interpersonal skills, and a willingness to work with and act as positive role models for Summer Bridge students.
Various social, cultural and recreational activities result in a rich summer experience. Participants, staff, and administrators come together on the program's first day for a welcome and introductory meeting. A reception is held for students, staff and faculty the night before classes begin. During the next six weeks, the staff plans numerous activities for students.
The Summer Bridge Program pays for each student's room, board, tuition, and fees. The board plan includes a limited food allowance. The fees permit students to be treated at UNC Student Health Services.