The School of Communication and Media during the summer.

Summer Bridge Program (RHA)

Welcome to Montclair State University’s Red Hawk Advantage (RHA) Summer Program. The RHA program is designed to help incoming freshman transition to college by providing a strong academic foundation, individualized advisement, supportive learning environment, enrichment activities and a stronger connection to the university. By participating in this program, you will be able to stay ahead while progressing to graduation.

Students who participate are able to:

  • Earn seven (7) college credits towards a degree by enrolling in following classes:
    • WRIT 105 – College Writing (3 credits)
    • CMST 101 – Fundamentals of Speech (3 credits)
    • GNED 199 – New Student Seminar (1 credit)
  • Receive academic support: Meet with academic advisors, and get daily tutoring in both Writing and Speech.
  • Experience college life: Live on campus and enjoy meals from our dining halls just like a Red Hawk student would.
  • Enjoy the Montclair State campus: Utilize all recreational, educational and social activities available to current students.
  • Form connections:  Develop relationships with faculty, staff, other students in the program and with the University community.

Two Options Available: Commuter and Residential

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on campus? Do you want to test out living on campus before your freshman year? Want to get to know the ins and outs of campus before starting your freshman year?

If you answered yes to these questions, then the residential option is for you. With this option, you will get to live in Machuga Heights with other Red Hawk Advantage students from Sunday -Thursday, for six weeks. You get a meal plan for on-campus dining and get to enjoy evening programming.

Residential Option:

  • Seven (7) credits towards graduation
  • Tutoring (Supplemental Instruction) for both Writing and Speech
  • Room and board for six weeks, meal plan and evening programming

Cost for residential option for six (6) weeks including tuition: $3,582.19

Commuter Option:

  • Seven (7) credits towards graduation
  • Tutoring (Supplemental Instruction) for both Writing and Speech

Cost for commuter option for six (6) weeks: $2,626.19

2020 Program Dates

  • June 29, 2020 – August 6, 2020
  • Move-In Day for Residents:
    • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • Times: TBD
    • Machuga Heights Residence Hall

Want to learn more about the Red Hawk Advantage Program?

If you are interested in learning more about the Red Hawk Advantage Program attend an information session this spring! Dates will be announced soon.

Please Note: An $80.00 deposit will be accepted at the information sessions to hold your spot in the program. Space is limited!

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