Summer Bridge Program (SBP)


  • Please refer to the following detailed instructions on how to submit your application for the SBP
  • Once your admission is finalized, the Student Success Centre will email you to confirm your registration in ENGL 100 and SBP academic skills sessions

*The deadline to apply is June 23, 2023

YoUR Bridge to Success

Are you looking to enhance your academic skills before you start your Fall semester at the University of Regina? Would you like to gain exposure to what life on campus is like? Then the University of Regina Summer Bridge Program (SBP) is for you! The SBP is an opportunity to strengthen your academic skills, engage in social activities with other students to form a peer network, and become familiar with the University of Regina and all of its Faculties, Colleges, and resources.

All students who are accepted for the Fall 2023 semester and who would like a head start on an introductory university course are invited to participate. This program offers students the opportunity to complete ENGL 100 in a supportive, structured environment. Completing this course in advance can also help to reduce one’s course load in the Fall, where you can focus on four courses instead of five, if you like.

In addition to ENGL 100, we also provide skill-building workshops including topics such as: reading strategies, note taking, time management, and study skills. Participating in these interactive workshops helps students to overcome common challenges that many first year students face. 

This unique program consists of pre-work in July and on-campus components in August and also qualifies for Student Loans (if needed, to assist in covering tuition and textbooks). Apply now to enroll in the Summer Bridge Program and receive all of the benefits that we offer!

The Basics:

  1. Orientation for the SBP is on July 4, 2023 and will be offered in-person. It is strongly encouraged that all participants attend. Information that will be covered includes: understanding the different program components, meeting your instructors, getting a campus tour, reviewing the syllabus, receiving the reading list, and learning specific academic strategies to prepare you for the pre-work required before the class starts.

  2. From July 5 to 31, 2023, students are required to complete the 'pre-work' for ENGL 100, which involves completing all of the ENGL 100 readings. 

  3. From August 1 to 18, 2023, students attend daily Summer Bridge Programming and ENGL 100 classes on-campus in Regina. Summer Bridge Programming occurs for half of the day with ENGL 100 classes in the other half of the day. This programming runs Tuesday to Friday, from 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM and 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM, for the month of August.

Components of the Program Include:

  • Summer Bridge Programming - our programming helps you to develop academic skills and prepare for many parts of university life, not just the English 100 course. Tentative topics include: academic writing, academic integrity, academic communication, university expectations and policies, note taking, exam preparation, time management, study plans, procrastination, stress management, and more.

  •  English 100 - accepted for 3.0 hours of credit towards all the U of R programs.

  •  Social Activities - to help you meet other students and learn more about the university!

  •  Guest Presentations - to learn more about the U of R and all of its services

  •  Tutoring - although students are expected to complete homework and assignments outside of the daily programming, students are also provided homework time with the assistance of our writing tutors. Additionally, tutors are available for one-on-one appointment booking if needed.

  • Residence Life - SBP students also have the option to experience university life in the U of R Residences.

Need more information? Contact us!

Student Success Centre
Riddell Centre Room 230