Strong Start Application

    Program Overview

    Here at the U, we believe a “Strong Start” leads to a strong finish. Our summer academic and residential programs will provide an engaging and transformative experience to a diverse group of 300 first-year students. Our goal is to not only help you acclimate yourself to life at the U, but thrive in your college experience, setting you up for a bright academic career.

    Students will enroll in a math or writing course and a general education course at one of the top research universities in the country, fulfilling some general education requirements, all while building meaningful academic and social relationships that will last a lifetime.

    Program highlights and benefits include the following:
    • Earn 3-7 general education credits
    • 12-month housing opportunity
    • Start your residency clock early (for those needing to meet a residency requirement)
    • Get involved before fall semester with a built-in community of your peers
    • Learn how to navigate campus
    • Connection to academic support services
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    Program Dates

    Strong Start Summer classes are from June 17th through August 2nd

    Program Housing

    Participants in the summer program will live in Kahlert Village

    Registration is not yet available.