Bear Down Summer Bridge Program

  • Bear Down Summer Bridge Program

    The Bear Down Summer Bridge Program is a way for you to get an early start on your academics, plus an opportunity to live on campus and in Tucson before the fall semester even starts.  By the time other freshmen arrive, you'll feel like an expert - from finding classes and where to eat to understanding the history and traditions of UA.

    Frequently Asked Questions
  • Get to Know Tucson

    Participating in the Bear Down Summer Bridge Program will help you learn more about your home away from home - the beautiful city of Tucson and its desert surroundings. You'll also participate in a Pre-Welcome Week experience to get you connected in even more ways.

    Pre-Welcome Week
  • Get Your Academics Kickstarted!

    Students participating in this program will take one 3-unit course that counts towards the UA general education curriculum and a 1-unit transition course.  You can start your freshman year with a 4-unit head start on graduation! Plus, you will work with upper class students on developing the kinds of skills and habits that lead to academic success.

    Your Summer Class

Contact Us

Robert L. Nugent Building, Room 13
Tucson, Arizona 85721

P 520-621-5773
F 520-621-5015