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BRIDGE Program Tentative Schedule Sunday, August 19: Students arrive on campus and set up their residence hall, and attend a welcome barbeque with other BRIDGE participants and guests. Monday, August 20-Wednesday August 22: Welcome Luncheon Tour of downtown Spokane Team-building exercises Department tours of Gonzaga Informational sessions Meet esteemed faculty members Service project Thursday, August 23: Breakfast and closing ceremony; students can rest before the New Student Orientation on Friday.

We also offer a PARENT PROGRAM that allows parents to ease into the transition of sending their young adults off to a new experience.

B-Core Leaders

Michaela Brown Summer 2012 Bridge Coordinator History

Ruben Yamada Summer 2012 Bridge Logistics Coordinator Business Accounting

The Summer BRIDGE Coordinators are responsible for organizing the whole BRIDGE program. These Gonzaga Students have worked at UMEC (Unity Multicultural Education Center) all summer to ensure Naseeb Bhangal that the BRIDGE experience Summer 2012 Public Relations Coordinator is the best it can possibly be. Political Science & Psychology The B-Core members look forward to welcoming all the new students!

UMEC Unity Multicultural Education Center 502 E. Boone Ave MSC #2466 unityhouse@gonzaga.edu (509) 313-5836 www.gonzaga.edu/umec

Summer Bridge 2012 Building Relationships in Diverse Gonzaga Environments August 19-August 23

Unity Multicultural Education Center


Counselors

How can BRIDGE help you? Let me count the ways...  Establish a solid network of friends, faculty and staff.  Informational sessions with Gonzaga ProfesBRIDGE Counselors are GU students who lead, help, and encourage students throughout the program

What is BRIDGE? The Summer BRIDGE program is designed to assist students from multicultural backgrounds in making a smooth transition to Gonzaga University and the greater Spokane community. Summer BRIDGE is run through the Unity Multicultural Education Center which facilitates many of the diversity centered events and programs on campus. Build a BRIDGE from home to school. Students of the Summer BRIDGE program establish lasting relationships with faculty, current students, and BRIDGE alumni. A solid foundation is laid for a network within the Gonzaga community that the students can rely on. The learning process continues even after the program’s conclusion, through mentoring and multiple opportunities throughout the year.

Arlene

Aleksey

Psychology

Elizabeth

Francis

Psychology & Sociology

Latin American Studies, Art, & Spanish

Religious Studies & Sociology

Jesus

Jordan L.

Jordan A.

sors which will give you a head start with college academics.  Learn about campus resources and familiar-

ize yourself with important GU offices and sites.

Jason

Psychology & Sociology

Mechanical Engineering

Psychology

Psychology

 Explore Spokane and learn what the city

has to offer.  Move into your residence hall and buy

books before the rush.

Rene

English, Education,& History

Lauren

Sociology

Nina

Biochemistry

BRIDGE students dancing together after a lunch break

Madu Accounting & Spanish

Maria

Human Physiology & Psychology

Oscar

Engineering Management

Summer BRIDGE 2012 Counselors are going to lead the participants during the program. We have students from all walks of life: age, hometown, major, and interests, to make sure every BRIDGE first-year student can make a connection. They can’t wait to serve and help you navigate through the college transition!


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