Bridge Program

The University of Dubuque supports all students to be successful in reaching their full potential and their academic goals. As part of UD's Bridge Program, all areas of campus life work collaboratively to assist students who come to UD with the desire to learn and succeed.

The program helps students "bridge the gaps" that may exist in their preparation for college. The Bridge Program includes a Summer Bridge experience during New Student Orientation, Reading & Study Skills classes, mandatory study labs, Skills Tutor on-line learning modules, and peer mentoring. Bridge students are selected for the program by the Director of Admission and are notified in their acceptance letter. For questions about the Bridge Program, contact the Program Director, Dr. Pam Fields, at or 563.589.3723.

As an outgrowth of the Academic Success Center (ASC), the Bridge Learning Lab operates from Library 212 as an essential part of the Bridge Program. Incoming first-year students enrolled in the Bridge 006 course are required to attend two, one-hour labs each week. For further information about these Learning Labs, contact Steve Goerdt, Bridge Learning Lab instructor, at or 563.589.3218. 

New Student Orientation Schedule

Saturday, August 20
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     –    Check in & Move in
                                                 Steffens Hall, Charles and Romona Myers Center
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     –    Parents –Bridge Program Info Meeting
                                                  Room 146, Charles and Romona Myers Center
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.     –    STUDENTS – REQUIRED BRIDGE MEETING
Room 146, Charles and Romona Myers Center
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.     –    BBQ dinner for Bridge students  and families
                                                  University Quad                       
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     –    Program & Recreation for Bridge students

For additional information regarding the remainder of New Student Orientation, click here.

Updated 7/11/2016