August 11-15, 2020
Lynchburg’s Summer Transition Program (STP) is an optional bridge program for students from culturally diverse backgrounds, rural and inner-city areas, and first-generation college students — and anyone looking for a more comprehensive orientation. STP helps students transition from a structured secondary-school environment to becoming a successful college student at the University of Lynchburg. The program is free and open to any incoming first-year student, although space is limited. The 2020 Summer Transition Program takes place August 11-15.
The five-day, early arrival program introduces first-year students to resources, people, and programs that will aid them in their academic progress, boost co-curricular engagement, and encourage community building. Students will work with peer mentors in small groups and will meet faculty, staff, and student leaders who serve as resources throughout a participant’s tenure at Lynchburg.
STP students have a track record of becoming campus and community leaders. They also tend to be more likely to succeed in their academic endeavors.
- Hone students’ academic competence in a collegiate setting
- Guide participants to develop social networks
- Establish a welcoming environment that promotes diversity and inclusiveness and is free of bias
- Introduce students to resources that can help ensure their success