Gateway Program Format

Gateway students experimenting in class

Program format:

  • Three-week-long summer residential bridge program extending from mid-July to early August
  • Approximately 30 to 40 Gateway scholars per year, assigned to cohorts of approximately five students each, with a peer mentor who is among the most successful current UMN Morris students

Program objectives:

  • Gateway is designed to provide students a head start in developing scholarly and leadership skills at the collegiate level, become more familiar with the campus, and most importantly developing a social network with peers and a support network of staff and faculty.

Program activities:

  • Classes in quantitative literacy, academic writing, and wellness, as well as leadership and student success skills
  • Workshops about campus culture, engagement and co-curricular opportunities, as well as managing time and finances
  • Cultural and social programming (culture hours, meals featuring cultural foods cooked by Gateway participants, game nights, murder mysteries, art nights, dances, intramural sports, field trips, etc.)
  • Opportunities to meet faculty, staff, and leaders from student organizations
  • Mentorship from peer mentors, program coordinator, program faculty, and student success and support staff from across campus
  • Living together in one of UMN Morris's residence halls and building community with a cohort of other Gateway students during the program

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