Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge: Stories of Place

EOU invites first-year and international transfer students to apply for a fully-funded academic bridge program focused on scholarly inquiry and academic success. Students selected for this program will earn two free college credits. Working from the theme “Stories of Place,” participants will get to know faculty, staff, and students from across the university while pursuing research about the communities and cultures in which we live and those we daily foster and create.

Program dates: September 9 – 20, 2022

To apply: 2022 application deadline passed. To add your name to the waiting list, email no later than August 15, 2022.

Costs covered by EOU: Campus housing and meals, books, and tuition for all students.

Pre-Session Commitment: All students enrolled in the bridge program will be asked to read Beth Piatote’s short story collection The Beadworkers and complete a series of informal journal entries related to the program theme prior to arrival. Books and other required course materials will be mailed to students starting in June.

In-Person Cohorts

Students in all cohorts can expect to pursue authentic scholarly research while getting additional support and practice in college-level reading, writing, thinking, and mathematical problem solving.

Designed in collaboration with the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, this program additionally supports BIPOC, international, Pacific Island, undocumented students’ and non-native speakers’ transition to EOU. Summer Bridge familiarizes new students with the region and fosters relationships among students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Cohorts will work with faculty, staff, and community partners from Wallowa, Umatilla, and Union Counties to learn more about the region in which EOU is located and the way different kinds of research, knowledge, and story are used to shape place.

More Information

Please reach out if you have any questions!

EOU Faculty Cori Brewster

Dr. Cori Brewster

Director and Professor of English/Writing
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Office: Ackerman 204-E