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Mission

Dawg Days: Jumpstart Summer Bridge is a summer program at UMBC that strives to provide new first year students a chance to understand college academics, explore campus resources, engage in self-discovery, and connect to the UMBC and surrounding community. Through this program, students will interact with other incoming first years as well as campus faculty/staff.

Components of the Program

Academic Coursework & Support Services
  • Students have the option to take a Math, English, and/or General Education course online
  • All students participate in mandatory weekly virtual workshops to get connected to UMBC resources and offices
  • Classes will take place Monday through Thursday for the duration of the program
  • Online tutoring sessions will be offered to help students work on papers, study, complete homework, and prepare for exams
  • Online drop-in office hours will be available with Dawg Days: Bridge staff
First-Year Experience
  • All students participate in an Introduction to an Honors University course (1-credit) during the fall semester to introduce them to campus resources and college success strategies