Native Bridge to Success Program
A partnership of Native American Student Services and the Native American Cultural Center.
What it is
Bridge to Success Program guides new Native American, Alaskan Native, and
Native Hawaiian freshmen through the college transition process and provides an
overview of the university community. Participants connect with key staff,
faculty, and support services while meeting other students and building skills
for success. The four-day residential program occurs the week before the fall
Students are also paired with a peer
mentor and NASS staff member during the program and continue to receive
mentoring throughout their first academic year.
Additional benefits of the program
- Early move-in to fall residence hall
- A head start on building academic and technology skills
- Familiarity with campus community, class locations, and other
- Fun programs and activities
- A special session for parents and guardians on the first day,
including a panel discussion and topics on how families can partner to ensure
their student’s success.
Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian freshmen who are enrolled
in fall 2017 classes. Space is limited to 75 students on a first-come,
first-served basis who meet eligibility requirements.
The program runs Sunday
through Wednesday, Aug. 20-23. Students move into their fall residential hall assignments
with the help of NASS peer mentors and staff.
will move in early into their fall housing assignments with the help of NASS
peer mentors and staff, and stay there during the Bridge to Success Program.
It’s important to complete the on-campus housing application and pay the
deposit by the May 15 priority deadline.
covers early move-in fees, meals, program materials, activities, activity transportation, and book scholarship during the four days. If selected, a $25 non-refundable program fee is required
to confirm participation. The fee will be applied to the student’s Jacks Debit
card at the conclusion of the program.
American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian students
have 2.50 or higher high school core GPA
in classes on the Flagstaff campus
have accepted admissions offer and paid the $350 enrollment deposit. (Your
enrollment deposit may be deferred if your FAFSA determines you to be Pell
Grant-eligible. Contact Undergraduate Admissions.)
- Must reside on campus in an NAU residence hall
housing application must be complete and $175 housing deposit paid by the May
15 priority deadline
must be willing to participate fully in the four-day program and work with
their NASS advisor and peer mentor throughout the year.
How to apply
Fill out your Native Bridge application with photo release and the appropriate ABOR form to complete your application.
Submit your forms by postal mail, fax or email.
Native American Student Services
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Fax (928) 523-8855