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 twice a week, 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 563.589.3218.

2017 New Student Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 18

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Check-In for Bridge Students
    Move-In for Residential Bridge Students
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Welcome Meeting for Parents
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   Welcome Picnic
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.    Introductory Meeting for Students and Parents
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.    Ice Cream Social

Saturday, August 19

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Bridge Program Session
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Bridge Program Session
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Bridge Program Evening Social


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

Updated 5/5/2017