Welcome to Summer Ready

Summer Ready is a one-week residential summer bridge program for newly admitted TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO CU-SSS) program participants attending the University of Colorado Boulder.  Summer Ready provides participants with the knowledge to get a jump-start on their CU-Boulder career. 

Students are prepared for a successful academic, cultural and social first year experience by becoming familiar with campus resources, registering for classes, receiving highly individualized academic advising, sampling a college class, receiving financial aid assistance, engaging in peer-mentoring activities, building a supportive community and becoming familiar with college life!

New Student Welcome Day

The first New Student Welcome Day occurs during Summer Ready. The transition from high school to college is challenging for all new students. Summer Ready provides a unique experience to preview the campus and prepares you for the demands of the CU experience.

Summer Ready is a first step in a building a successful first year experience and a meaningful CU career.  After Summer Ready, students will transition into a structured first-year experience that is designed to maximize your strengths and construct a highly academically rewarding experience. 

First Year Experience

Individualized Academic and Personal Support
TRiO CU-SSS scholars first year journey continues with an Academic Specialist and Graduate Mentor who will follow your progress and support your overall success at CU.

Peer Mentoring
Peer mentors who are first in their families to attend college will assist with a smooth transition to college life and academic skill development.  

Fall Gateway
During the week prior the start of fall courses students participate in an extended new student welcome event and academic intensive to further prepare you for the academic transition to the university.

Inclusive and Collaborative Learning
Students have priority enrollment in small courses that meet major and graduation requirements. Students also have choice enrollment in a course that assists you with the college transition.

Beyond the First Year

Students will receive on-going support, services and programs to build upon your strengths, engage in other opportunities to spark intellectual curiosity, uncover their passions, develop leadership skills, and advance your academic and research skills while preparing for graduate/professional school or a career.

As a federally funded TRiO program, we serve students who are of limited-income; first-generation college students (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree; and students with a documented disability. We also serve non-traditional age and student who are military veterans. Students who are former foster care youth may be eligible to participate in the Guardian Scholars Program.