Veteran and Military Affairs will host the next Veteran Bridge Program January 3-12, 2024. The program is designed to assist student veterans in acclimating to the CU Boulder campus, while enhancing math, writing, and research skills in an intensive and supportive academic environment. 

Please note the program will begin in a remote format January 3-5, and will transition to in-person during the following week.  The program will run in-person, M-F, 9 AM-4 PM, January 8-12.

Students must be admitted to CU Boulder for the Spring 2024 term, either as degree seeking or via the ACCESS program. ACCESS students must provide a recommendation from a Continuing Education advisor.

I would have spent the first semester in Boulder isolated and alone, learning the ropes in a new town, but because of the bridge program, before school even started I had a strong network of friends and people to turn to. I still hang out with and have a group chat with almost every member of the bridge program.” –Tim H., 2017 Program Participant

Program Details

Program opening: January 3, 2024

Course and campus instruction: Wednesday-Friday, January 3-5, Remote.  Monday-Friday, January 8-12, In Person.

Included: Parking pass, and mid-day meals in the event of on-campus programming

Cost: Free (Student must be registered for the Fall term); $1,500 stipend awarded to the student’s university account upon program completion

Housing is not provided during the program. Students living in university-affiliated housing Spring 2024 may work with the program coordinator to arrange for early housing move-in when possible.

Program Outcomes

  • In the first semester and subsequent terms, veterans who attended the Bridge program have an average GPA of .25 to .3 higher than non-Bridge-attending veterans.
  • In the first semester and in subsequent terms, veterans who attended the Bridge program are retained at approximately a 10% higher rate than non-Bridge-attending veterans.
  • 100% of participants recommend the Veteran Bridge Program to future incoming Veterans at CU.

Dates and Deadlines

Admittance to the program will be granted on a rolling basis, beginning November 1.  Students will be admitted to the program through December 15, or until program capacity is reached.  After December 15, applicants may be placed on a waitlist and informed of admittance by December 29.

Interest Form

Please fill out the information below to indicate your interest in the program. Be sure to include your preferred method of contact. You will be contacted by the Bridge Program coordinator and Veterans academic advisor, Kristina Spaeth, within five business days to confirm receipt of your information.