Bridges Scholars

The Bridges Program is one of Miami University’s premier pre-college visit programs. Bridges Program alumni are invited to participate in an exclusive program devoted to creating a successful transition to and through Miami – Bridges Scholars. This initiative is a joint effort between the Office of Admission and the Student Success Center. It was uniquely designed to intentionally develop a community around Bridges Program alumni and connect you with activities and resources geared toward your success at Miami. The pre-semester phase of the program will be held Wednesday, August 22–Thursday, August 23, 2018, leading into Welcome Weekend for first-year students. The academic year phase continues as an option each year until graduation.

Bridges Scholars highlights:

  • Involvement in the Bridges Scholars student organization
  • Scholarly experiences
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Building a professional network of faculty, staff, and students
  • Social activities
  • Preparation for graduate school and/or career
  • Connecting with Bridges Program participants via volunteer opportunities such as hosting, assisting with the program, or outreach activities

Dr. Monica Y. Adkins will serve as your Success Coach by offering advice, guidance, support, and advocacy with the goal of eliminating any barriers to college persistence and graduation.

The Bridges Scholars program also includes a pre-semester kick-off which allows participants to move to campus early so they can participate in leadership activities and reconnect with friends they made during their 2017 Bridges experience.

In addition to Bridges Scholars and Bridges Scholars Pre-Semester Programs, students may also choose other success initiatives such as:

  • MADE@Miami
  • Miami Access Scholars
  • Miami, My Place (MMP)
  • Scholastic Enhancement Program
  • University Academic Scholars Program
  • University Honors Program

Students participating in the Bridges Scholars Early Arrival Program will be expected to arrive on August 22, 2018. Bridges Scholars participants may also participate in the MADE@Miami or Miami, My Place (MMP) Pre-Semester Programs. The Pre-Semester Programs include joint activities and have been structured to allow each student to fully participate in the parts of the program that are most paramount.

Love. Honor. Community. Pre-Semseter Programs Application

Monica Adkins

Monica Y. Adkins, Ed.D.
Senior Assistant Director, Student Success Center
Bridges Scholars Coordinator 


Jonika Moore

Jonika Moore
Senior Associate Director for Diversity Initiatives