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Move-In Day for ISU Bengal Bridge Students Set for June 11

June 7, 2017
Kirsten Cooper

Photo of former Bengal Bridge participants near the statue of the Bengal outside of the Pond Student Union.
Former Bengal Bridge participants.

POCATELLO – Students attending Idaho State University’s Bengal Bridge program will begin moving into the dormitories on June 11. This year, the program will run from June 12 until July 28.

Bengal Bridge is a seven-week college semester held in the summer for recently graduated high school seniors with a major benefit – tuition is only $65 per credit hour.

Students earn nine-10 college credits over the course of the program, including both general education courses and specific classes that count toward their degrees.

The program’s peer mentors will host several weekly events for the students to attend in addition to classes. These include volleyball, flag football, and lawn games.

There will also be a mid-semester water balloon party and an end-of-semester final celebration.

In addition, the ISU Department of Theatre and Dance will offer weekly classes on subjects such as yoga and swing dance.

The students will also hold the Bengal Bridge Car Wash July 8 at the Auto Zone parking lot near Fred Meyer in Pocatello beginning at 1o a.m. to raise funds for the Bengal Bridge Endowment, a fund that supports the program’s students.

Misty Prigent, a Bengal Bridge instructor and academic coach, said that these events are possible thanks to the program’s sponsors.

“We are incredibly lucky and thankful to have the community support we get from our educational sponsors, Idaho Central Credit Union and ISU Credit Union,” she said. “They make a lot of these events possible.”

For more information on the Bengal Bridge program, contact Misty Prigent at clovmist@isu.edu or (208) 282-2615.