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S3 Bridge FAQs

Who’s a perfect fit for S3?
Freshman and transfer students majoring in engineering or computer science who could use support transitioning to PSU. Diverse students and women are highly encouraged to apply!

Do I have to commit to all the program dates?
Yes, students must participate in all listed activities.

What can I expect?
First, you can expect FUN. You’ll be immersed in a dynamic, interactive, challenging, and supportive 3-day retreat led by a diverse team focused exclusively on your success in STEM.  You’ll experience activities that increase your comfort on campus, and network with faculty, researchers, and a supportive group of administrators and staff. You’ll also get to hang out with peers, take a field trip (or two), and pick up some great pointers on how to manage the complexities of college life.

Where/when is S3 happening?
The residential retreat will take place in a tranquil location not far from PSU.  The seminars will take place on the PSU campus.

Why should I take this opportunity?
Well, because sometimes transitions are hard! This is an excellent way to jumpstart development of your campus community and to prepare for the excitement and challenge of an engineering or computer science major at Portland State University. Most importantly, it’s a way to immediately benefit from PSU’s commitment to diversity.

What does this opportunity cost?
It will cost you your time and effort.  You have a full team dedicated to your success, we just ask that you return with the same amount of dedication.