Welcome to the OASIS Summer Bridge Program

We are very pleased that you have chosen to attend the University of California, San Diego! We are sure that you will experience great intellectual and personal development as you work toward graduation.

As a new UC San Diego student, the Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) — UC San Diego’s campus learning center — offers you many opportunities for academic enrichment and growth. One of the many programs created for your academic excellence as a first-year student is the Summer Bridge Program.

The cultural diversity of our Summer Bridge students provides a tremendous benefit to the UC San Diego community by contributing to a campus environment of intellectual diversity and excellence. Such an educational environment is critical to prepare all aspects of the campus community for an increasingly pluralistic society. Therefore, one of our major goals is to further develop the talents and proficiencies that Summer Bridge students bring to UC San Diego, which in turn maximizes their contribution to a diverse campus.

OASIS Summer Bridge is a year-long transition program that begins with a 5-week residential component in August-September, continues throughout the academic year, and ends in June. During Summer Bridge, you will live on campus, earn units of college credit, and develop a higher level of academic skills and abilities, all at no monetary cost to you. Summer Bridge will challenge you, and help you gain confidence, provide you with knowledge about campus resources, and help you feel at home at UC San Diego.

Many of the friendships you make through Summer Bridge will last throughout your college years and beyond. You will find that being a part of the OASIS family is an extremely rewarding experience that can seldom be duplicated!

During the academic year, the Summer Bridge Program continues to ensure that freshmen reach their academic potential and enjoy positive involvement on campus. Summer Bridge will provide you with an individualized package of tutoring, mentoring, counseling, and networking to ease your transition from high school to university life. You will be assigned an Academic Transition Counselor (ATC), a peer mentor, who will follow your progress throughout your first year. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in quarterly social events. In the years ahead, the OASIS staff will be there to help you excel in your studies at UC San Diego through tutoring and mentoring services.

As a Summer Bridge student, you will participate in an OASIS Living/Learning Community (OLC) where you will have the opportunity to live with other OASIS Transition Program Students. You will also participate in a weekly seminar each quarter of your first year. OLCs provide a consistent small group of peers who you can collaborate with for study groups and other activities. OLCs will also help you with tips and necessary tools to excel at UC San Diego.

See the Summer Services & Academic Year Services pages for an in-depth description of the Summer Bridge Program, beginning in summer till the end of your first year. 

See the 2018 Dates and Application Info page to access the Summer Bridge Program Application.  

Important Contacts for New Students

Newly admitted students should follow the checklist on the Applicant Portal for instructions on how to submit official transcripts and test scores. The checklist also provides vital information about college orientation, student health and wellness requirements, financial aid, and deadlines to finalize admission prior to enrollment.

Questions? E-mail OASIS Transition Programs or call (858) 534-2801.