Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the program dates?

  • The move-in date for is Saturday, June 25 
  • Student orientation begins at 3 p.m.
  • Classes start on Monday, June 26 and end on Friday, August 4.

Do I need spending money?

Spending money is optional. All meals and books will be provided. However, there are a few venues on campus you may want to visit.

Do I have to participate in both programs?

Yes! Students must participate in both the Summer Bridge Program and the Living Learning Community.

How do I apply for the Program?

Complete the on-line application.

What should I bring when I come?

You will be living in the residence halls for six weeks.  Visit Residence Life's "What to bring to campus." 

Can I stay in the same room for the next fall and spring semesters?

The fall/spring living learning community will be housed in the freshmen residence hall.   

Will I be able to work during the summer bridge portion of the program?

NO! Scholars are expected to be present for all classes and activities for the six weeks.

Will I be able to go home on weekends?

NO. With exception of the Fourth of July, students will be expected to stay on campus for the duration of the program. Students leaving campus overnight without the permission of the director may be dismissed.

Will I have access to a computer? Should I bring a laptop?
Is the campus wireless?

The residence hall and library are equipped with laptops as well as desktop computers. However, it may be beneficial to have your own laptop.  Yes, the campus has wireless Internet connectivity.  

Can I bring a car for the summer?

No! Students are asked not to bring their cars to campus for this six-week period. 

Who are the peer mentors?

Peer mentors are students who have successfully navigated, at least, their first year of college. Each student accepted into the program will be assigned a peer mentor who will help provide peer-to-peer guidance to MESP students.

Will I share a room with someone?

Yes, students will be sharing a room. If you have a friend also participating, you may request to have that person as a roommate.

Are the residence halls air conditioned?


Is there a curfew in the residence hall?

Yes, classes and events related to the program will end between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.  Quiet hours are between 11 PM and  7 AM.  Residence Halls are closed between midnight and 6 a.m., and MESP participants are expected to be in their halls during those hours.

Is there security?

Yes, we have campus police on patrol. In addition, all residence halls require Rocket ID card swipe access to enter.

What is the schedule for the dining hall?

Grab and go items will be provided for breakfast in the residence halls. Lunch and dinner will be served in your residence hall dining room during the week. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. 

Dining hours will be provided.

Is there an ATM on campus?

Yes. The primary bank on campus is Huntington Bank.



Last Updated: 2/3/23