Summer Bridge Program

The Vincennes University Summer Bridge Program is designed to provide incoming and freshman level students with a summer college orientation experience and the opportunity to get a head start on their academic goals. Additional faculty, staff, and tutors are hired especially for the Summer Bridge Program to assure that students experience a positive transition to college life.

2016 Summer Schedule
Wednesday, July 6 - Welcome, Move in, Orientation, Advising
Thursday, July 7 - Classes Begin
Wednesday, August 10 - Classes End 

What students will do:

  • Live in a residence hall
  • Enroll in two to three VU summer credit courses and Summer Bridge (SBRG 185) non-credit course
  • Participate in orientation and advising
  • Engage in social and recreational activities
  • Develop early social connections
  • Explore career options

What students will learn:

  • Where facilities are located
  • How to use the library and learning centers
  • Study, time, and money management skills
  • What it is like to live in a college dormitory
  • How to access public services in Vincennes
  • Self-advocacy skills

How to Apply:
The number of students accepted into the Summer Bridge Program is limited to promote a quality program. In order to have your application approved and processed in a timely manner, it is important to apply early.


  1. Complete application for admission to Vincennes University  
  2. Submit an application for the Summer Bridge Program
  3. Be interviewed by the Director of Summer Bridge for acceptance into the program. Once your application is received the Director will contact you to schedule a personal interview.
  4. For financial aid, you will need to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) link is
  5. Take the placement tests. For testing information, please visit the VU Assessment Center.

Applications should be mailed to: 

Summer Bridge Program
1002 North 1st Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
Fax:  812-888-5531