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LSAMP STEM Bridge Program
The LSAMP STEM Bridge Program is a three-week residential program that provides participants with a strong foundation upon which they can earn degrees in STEM disciplines. Through academic preparation, social integration and professional development, this program helps prepare students to be successful in their classes, their extracurriculars and their career. Students participate in course work, laboratories, workshop and field trips, as well as social, personal and leadership development activities. The LSAMP STEM Bridge Program is a component of programming supported by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program to increase underrepresented minority degrees in STEM.

July 29-August 16, 2018
$150 fee
Apply online by May 15

Young Scholars Program
The Young Scholars Program (YSP) provides comprehensive collegiate support services for students funded by the Young Scholars scholarship. Our undergraduate student success services are designed to assist Young Scholars reach their full potential and achieve their academic and career goals through personal, professional and leadership development. The program includes a three-week Summer Bridge Program, holistic success coaching, peer mentoring, study skills enrichment, scholarship services and post-baccalaureate preparation.

July 29-August 17, 2018
No program fee; this program is only available for incoming freshmen receiving the Young Scholars Scholarship.
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Buckeyes First
Designed just for first-generation* first-year students, Buckeyes First blends challenging activities with exciting experiences on campus and within Columbus. You’ll become more familiar with the campus and community and connect with faculty, staff, peer leaders and other first-generation students. As you learn from one another and share your stories, you'll engage in fun activities that will provide you with the tools to be successful in your first year.

*Ohio State considers a first-generation college student to be a student from a family where neither parent earned a four-year bachelor’s degree.

August 12-15, 2018
$50 fee (scholarships are available to cover a portion of the fee)
Apply online by June 20 

BNRC Early Arrival Program
The Bell National Resource Center (BNRC) 2018 Early Arrival Program (EAP) provides incoming black males a head start as undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. During EAP, students learn about strategies and resources for academic success while developing professional and leadership skills. In addition, students are introduced to faculty, staff, students and alumni who are eager to assist in their success at Ohio State. Activities include workshops, faculty presentations and student panels. Students who attended this program in the past have found it to be instrumental in their successful transition from high school to college and integration to the Ohio State community.

August 15-17, 2018
No program fee
Register online by May 25

Latinx Early Arrival Program
The Latinx Early Arrival Program is a four-day program for incoming Latinx students. Through community, departmental and faculty partnerships, students have the opportunity to network with the Latinx community both within Ohio State and the Columbus area. Latinx faculty and current students provide mentorship and support as well as information for how to be involved on campus and navigate the transition to Ohio State. The program is intended to help students begin to find a sense of belonging at Ohio State and equips them with knowledge of campus resources necessary for their academic and personal success.

For more information, contact Indra Leyva at or Lauren Lopez at

August 13-18, 2018
Apply online by June 29

Fisher Early Arrival Program
Open to direct admit students, the Fisher Early Arrival Program is a valuable opportunity to gain important knowledge and build an early connection as you begin your Fisher journey this fall. Meet other direct admit students, experience life at Fisher and learn tips for success prior to the start of autumn semester. Selected students have the opportunity to participate in workshops and activities led by Fisher student leaders, staff and alumni. The workshops will focus on Fisher culture, leadership development and Fisher involvement opportunities.

For more information, visit or contact the Undergraduate Leadership and Engagement Office at

Fisher F.I.R.S.T. (Focus on Inclusion and Readiness for a Successful Transition)
Fisher F.I.R.S.T. is an early arrival transition program that provides a head start to a diverse group of first-year students admitted to the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. The program allows participants to engage with a diverse student community, develop stronger relationships with the campus community and emerge as leaders on campus and beyond. Engagement with the program will start in the summer before a student's first semester and continue until graduation.

Acceptance into the Fisher F.I.R.S.T. program includes admission to the Fisher Early Arrival Program. For more information, visit or contact Mathilda Tuuli at or 614-247-1502.

August 14-15, 2018
Capacity: 20