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Summer Bridge

August 6th - 12th, 2023

As a university, we are excited to provide an opportunity for you to start your DBU experience early! New students can register for Summer Bridge – a week-long program that enables students to expedite their college experience here at DBU.

Within this program, you will take one of the courses offered below. Meals and events throughout the week are included in this program, providing you the opportunity to form friendships and become acclimated to life on University Hill. 

Summer Bridge participants may also move into their assigned fall housing location on Sunday, August 6th.

Class Options (Select one)

  • POLS 2301SB: American National Government
  • MANA 3100SB: Time Management and Leadership Training
  • FINE 1306SB: Introduction to Fine Arts
  • PSYC 1301SB: General Psychology

Summer Bridge courses are listed in the Schedule of Classes under August Mini I.

With DBU's new Block Tuition model, you may add a Summer Bridge class to your fall semester schedule for only $350 if the class will count toward the 12-18 total credit hour fall semester block. The second number in the course number above indicates credit hours.

Cost Break-down

  • Summer Bridge Housing, Meals, and Programming Fee: $350 (this fee is automatically applied to the student's account upon registration for a summer bridge course).
  • Tuition: No additional cost if the Summer Bridge class counts toward Block Tuition's 12-18 credit hour block. 
  • Fall financial aid may be applied to Summer Bridge classes. 

Registration for Summer Bridge opens at New Patriot Orientation. For more information or if you have any questions, email us at