Students Invited to Experience CAC during Summer Bridge 2015

By Angela Askey, Director of Marketing

Central Arizona College is offering recent high school graduates, beginning with the class of 2013, and GED recipients an opportunity to experience life as a college student this summer.

Summer Bridge will take place Aug. 9-13 at the CAC Signal Peak Campus (8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ.)

“Summer Bridge is a free five-day extended orientation to college. During Summer Bridge, students learn valuable skills in time-management, health and wellness, financial management and money matters, decision making, and many other topics crucial to success in college,” explains Dianna Davis, Academic Advisor for TRIO. “Students live on-campus in CAC’s residential dormitories, and are provided meals and all learning materials throughout the program.”

For 14 years, Summer Bridge at Central Arizona College has provided students an engaging and exciting college orientation. The TRIO Summer Bridge program is the only all-inclusive residential college orientation program held in Arizona.

Among the benefits for students who attend TRIO Summer Bridge is the Peer Mentor program. Students are assigned a peer mentor and are encouraged to meet with their mentor as often as necessary throughout the fall semester while they adjust to college life.

Other benefits of being enrolled as a TRIO student include:

  • Individualized advising and academic and social support to make college completion a reality
  • Exciting trips throughout the semester
  • Visits to all universities throughout the state of Arizona
  • Application fee waivers for all in-state universities upon transfer
  • Free copying, faxing, use of laptops and iPads in TRIO office

Students interested in Summer Bridge should log on to to download a fillable application. Certain eligibility requirements are based on federal guidelines. Applications also may be obtained in the Student Services Building (M) on the CAC Signal Peak Campus.

For more information on TRIO and the Summer Bridge program, please call 520-494-5007, email: or log on to or

TRIO Summer Bridge is jointly-funded by Central Arizona College and a five-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. 

Central Arizona College - District Office 8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128 Phone: 800-237-9814