Programs & Services

SB 24       

EOP’s Summer Bridge (SB) program is the first opportunity for new EOP FROSH to close the gap between high school and college. Through intentional events and activities students develop the competencies and confidence they need to begin their journeys at SJSU. Students engage in and practice skills to help them navigate their college experiences and campus resources while building a support network and meaningful relationships with other members of the EOP community.

  • As a condition of EOP acceptance, first-time Frosh students are required to participate in weekly online activities and build community with other EOP students.  
  • Summer Bridge orientation and program are separate from the SJSU Frosh-Orientation (Sparta Camp).

When is the virtual Summer Bridge Orientation?

  • Thursday, June 20, 2024 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

What are the virtual Summer Bridge program dates?

  • Monday, July 15, 2024 - Friday, August 9, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions for Summer Bridge 2024 

New Student Mentors (NSM) 

The New Student Mentor program is a First-Year Experience program focused on easing the transition of incoming Frosh EOP students to SJSU. Participants are empowered through meticulously designed weekly meetings with trained peer mentors who provide motivation, accountability and a process for engagement with campus.

We will pair you with an experienced, high-achieving EOP student mentor for a full year. Your peer mentor will serve as a guide, a friend, and source of support and motivation throughout the year. Peer mentors are students who successfully transitioned into SJSU themselves. They will be able to teach you about the campus, university life, and how to attain your goal of a university degree.

I Can, I Will (ICIW)

I Can, I Will is a First-Year Experience Program focused on increasing the retention and graduation rates of men of color, including African-American, Latino, and Pacific Islander males in the Educational Opportunity Program at San Jose State University. Participants are empowered through meticulously designed weekly meetings with trained peer mentors who provide motivation, accountability, a process for engagement with the campus, assistance in developing a "road map to college," and a sense of community.

Academic Coaching for Educational Success (ACES) 

The Academic Coaching for Educational Success (ACES) Program strives to provide students with the necessary skills and tools to excel throughout their academic experience at SJSU. Through mentorship and the sharing of resources, ACES Coaches provide a source of support and accountability for students as they pursue their baccalaureate degree.

 Please contact us if you have questions about any of these programs.