The First Year Development Program begins with a six-day intensive learning experience that introduces students to college life. Students will examine their challenges and work to find resources and solutions to challenges that may impact their academic learning and living experience. Students will attend a mini-course on critical reading and thinking taught by experienced faculty. Students will learn about the challenges of transitioning to college, including living in a dorm, caring for yourself mentally and physically; as well as academic success strategies, such as time management, test taking, effective reading, and note taking. Study time and fun activities organized and facilitated by upper class Group Leaders will offer students a chance to get to know each other and the upperclass students they will work with for the next year.
Summer Bridge 2015 will begin Sunday, August 30th at 4:30 p.m. and end mid-day September 4th. Students will then attend Welcome Weekend (September 4th - September 8th) , a required event for all first year students at St. Scholastica. (Note: On campus students can start to move into their on campus room at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30th.) Students will need to say goodbye to their family and friends by 4:30 p.m. on the 30th so you can meet with your group leader (upperclass student leader) in Somers Courtyard (outside Somers Front Desk entrance). After this meeting, students, leaders, and advisors will have dinner together in Somers Main Lounge with other student groups. For FYDP students, admission to the College requires attendance and full participation at Summer Bridge and Welcome Weekend. Please plan accordingly with athletics, employers, and family commitments.
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811