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Honors Summer Bridge


The Honors Summer Bridge promotes critical and collaborative learning through exposure to unique learning environments.  Students will be challenged to engage with specialized opportunities to begin their college career at the utmost level of success.  They will create strong bonds with fellow students and faculty that will foster a supportive community.  Finally, they will become familiarized with Wyoming, Laramie, and the University of Wyoming to make the transition to college a positive and welcoming experience. The 2019 program will run from July 29th-August 23rd.

By participating in Honors Bridge, students:

  • Take a political science class and a first-year seminar class, both of which are required of all University of Wyoming students.
  • Earn 6 credits before starting their Fall Semester.
  • Engage with specially designed learning experiences only offered to Honors Bridge students.
  • Have the freedom to explore new academic opportunities during their freshman year.
  • Live on campus with a small group of other bridge participants, building a community and support network.
  • Learn critical thinking and collaborative skills that will make them high achieving students.
  • Build key relationships with faculty, peer mentors, and staff.
  • Have fun exploring Wyoming’s beautiful outdoors and historical sites.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for Honors Bridge?

This program is only available to students who are eligible for the Honors College.  This means you must have a high school GPA of at least 3.7, a 28 composite ACT score, or a 1310 composite SAT score.  

How does Honors Bridge give me freedom to explore different academic paths?

Honors Bridge is comprised of two courses, political science and first year seminar, which are required of all incoming freshman.  Students will complete these requirements and earn six credits before their freshman fall semester.  This will give them the freedom to take different courses.  Whether they are undecided on their major or simply want to take a variety of classes, they won't have to worry about an overbearing course load.

What is the application deadline?

Priority is given to those students who submit their application by June 1. Seats fill quickly, though, so apply early! Enrollment will close when all seats are taken.

When is Honors Bridge?

2018 Honors Bridge will run from July, 21st to August, 18th.

How much does Honors Bridge cost?

Costs for Honors Bridge are low and do not exceed standard tuition and housing costs. Scholarships and financial aid are available to most students! Call Denise Jairell in the Financial Aid office to discuss your situation and avenues for financial assistance. Call (307) 766-3016 or email 

If I am eligible for a Pell grant, can I use funds for Honors Bridge expenses?

Yes! Contact Denise Jairell in the Financial Aid office to talk about options, and mention you are a Honors Bridge applicant. 307-766-3016

What does a typical day look like in Honors Bridge?

Most week days involve class-related activities until 4 p.m. Additionally, students will participate in campus-based evening activities.  There are mandatory weekend activities that are designed to engage students with the Laramie community and Wyoming as a whole.  This is a busy month and students shouldn't plan to work or participate in university athletics. 

Where will I live during the Honors Bridge?

Honors Bridge occurs on UW’s campus. All participants live in the University’s residence halls.

Can I schedule other activities during Honors Bridge?

The Honors Bridge is an intensive program that includes two full college classes and programming on campus, in the Laramie community, and Wyoming at large. It is not possible to schedule other activities such as jobs or trips during the bridge, including weekends.

There is a week before school starts after Honors Bridge. What do students do?

Students who participate in the Honors Bridge are allowed to move in to their fall housing placement at the conclusion of the program.  During the week between the end of Honors Bridge and the start of the fall semester, students are able to live in their fall housing placement (an additional charge for meals may apply).  Students are free to return home or stay on campus, whichever is most convenient for them.

Do I need to attend June Orientation?

June Orientation is optional for Honors Bridge participants. There will be an orientation during the first weekend of Honors Bridge that will familiarize students with campus and outline rules and regulations of living in the residence halls.   

How will I register for fall classes if I don't come to June Orientation?

You will contact your advisor, who will help you remotely enroll in fall classes—and you will have first dibs on many high-demand classes!

Financial or Scholarship Questions? 

Contact Denise Jairell, 307-766-3016 or

Other Questions?

Contact the LeaRN Dept, 307-766-2325 or

Ready to Apply?

You must be eligible for the Honors College to apply. This means you have a high school GPA of at least a 3.7, a 28 composite ACT score, or a 1310 composite SAT score. 

Application Deadline June 1, 2018

Already Accepted?

  • Pay your $75 seat fee. This will confirm your enrollment and save you a seat in the program.  HERE is the link to pay.
  • Fill out a summer housing application. Click HERE to start.  Contact Residence Life and Dining Services at 307-766-3175 with questions.
  • Fill out the 2018-2019 FAFSA.  Keep in mind, this is a different application than the FAFSA for your fall semester.  Contact Financial Aid at 307-766-2116 with any questions.
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Dept. 3334 | 1000 E. University Ave | Coe Library 219

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4430


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