We offer a bridge program to welcome and orient incoming EOP freshman. The EOP Bridge program offers EOP students an exciting way to begin their transition to college, and it is offered at no cost to participants.  The EOP Bridge program is designed to help new students feel confident in getting around campus, to provide skills and information that will facilitate a successful first year and will help students begin to build community at OSU. Contact us if you are an incoming freshman who is interested in participating in the bridge program.

Important details about bridge orientation program 2018: 
We have been busy here at EOP planning an exciting bridge program for you. During the five days of the bridge program, you will participate in educational and fun activities that will help you acclimate to your new life as a college student at OSU. All food, transportation and housing will be provided during the entire bridge for program participants. If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know in order to avoid incurring program costs charged to your student account. Plan on full days! We start each day of the bridge program early morning and have activities planned through each evening. Below is a draft of the schedule for each day:

Day 1 - Welcome Day! 

  • 8:00-10:00am - Arrive on campus, move into your residence hall
  • 10:00am-12:30pm - get settled in and make sure that you have everything you need.
  • 12:30pm - make your way to the SEC plaza to register
  • 1:00pm - Welcome Lunch for you and your support people who helped you move in
  • 2:30pm - say goodbye to your support people and start getting to know each other

Day 2  – Academic Skills Conference

  • Academic Skills Conference
  • Lunch with Academic Counselors
  • Resource Tour
  • Faculty Panel
  • MU Basement - bowling, billiards, board & video games

Day 3 – EOP, LSAMP, & CAMP New Student Retreat

  • Meet new EOP, LSAMP, & CAMP students as well as OSU faculty & staff
  • All bridge social

Day 4 - OSU Spirit Day

  • History of Students of Color Tour of Campus
  • Tailgate
  • Campus viewing party of football game with prizes

Day 5 - Hatfield Marine Science Center

  • Drive to coast
  • Visit OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center
  • Learn OSU Traditions/ Chants
  • Explore coast & Bridge wrap up
  • Return to OSU

We like to infuse a little “school spirit” into bridge.  Each day of bridge, we will have a different OSU color theme.  If you have clothing (or accessories, hats, etc) that match, feel free to wear them.  These items do not have to be Beaver gear specifically. Participate as much or as little as you can!

  • Day 1 - orange
  • Day 2 - black
  • Day 3 - grey
  • Day 4 - anything OSU or white
  • Day 5 - wear your bridge shirt (you’ll get this during bridge)