The Transfer Bridge Program is a full-time extended orientation program for students who are selected for AvenueE and return the Statement of Intent to Register by the stated deadline.  This is a no cost program; on-campus housing, food, and materials are all provided to you.

Program dates for 2019 are September 8 – 20.

During this program students will:
  • Become familiar with the UC Davis community
  • Develop relationships with the AvenueE cohort
  • Receive academic guidance and professional development
  • Connect with faculty, advisors, staff, other students and working professionals
  • Earn a stipend to alleviate the need to work during this summer program
Transfer Bridge is a busy summer program.  Our scheduled meetings are from 9 am to 5 pm daily (with the exception of a free day on Saturday, September 14).  Meals times are: Breakfast 7:30-8:30 am; Lunch 12-1pm; Dinner 5-6:30pm.  In addition, there are evening activities planned between 6:30 – 9 pm. Some of the sample activities that will take place during Transfer Bridge:
  • A campus tour and tour of the College of Engineering
  • Panels with current UC Davis students
  • Professional development workshops (resume, networking, etc.)
  • Presentations on campus resources
  • Social events like game night, movie night, sports, etc.
  • Group projects related to engineering challenges


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Does Transfer Bridge replace Transfer Orientation?

No. Students that participate in Transfer Bridge will also need to attend Transfer Orientation.  Transfer Orientation sessions are held in August.

Is there any cost to me to participate Transfer Bridge? Will housing and meals be provided?

Participation in Transfer Bridge is completely free of charge, and all meals and housing will be provided.

Will I need to bring any money with me?

There will be a few outings and some free time during Transfer Bridge during which you may want to purchase some items. You may also want money to buy some basic necessities or to shop.

Is the program all day? Can I work while attending Transfer Bridge, leave during the program, or arrive after the first day?

Participants must be able to completely engage themselves in the entire two weeks of the program (Sept. 8 -20, 2019). Students should not work or take classes during Transfer Bridge; it is a full-time program. All the workshops and the scheduled activities are mandatory. You will not have time to work during Transfer Bridge, which is why you are provided a stipend.

Will I have free time during Transfer Bridge?

Transfer Bridge is an extremely rigorous program that gives you the information and experience necessary to ensure your success during the academic year. You will have daily scheduled activities from approximately 8 a.m.–9 p.m. each day of Transfer Bridge. There will be ONE free day on Saturday, September 14, 2019 if you do not need to meet with your group to work on projects that day.

Am I allowed to visit home on weekends?

If you are up-to-date on your group projects then there will be ONE day on Saturday, September 14, during which you can return home for the day.

Can my family come to Transfer Bridge?

Students will be on their own for this program. However, families are invited to come to campus on move-in day (Sunday, September 8) to help you move in. Each student will be able to invite 1-2 family members to the Welcome Dinner on Sunday evening.

Where will I be staying during Transfer Bridge?

All Transfer Bridge participants will be housed in a university residence hall together (shared double rooms).  You will not need to bring pillows or linens.  Move-in will take place the afternoon of Sunday, September 8. Move-out will be the morning of Friday, September 20.  Students can then make arrangements to move into residence halls (if staying on campus) or into apartments or return home that afternoon.

Will I have a roommate during Transfer Bridge?

During the program most students will have at least one other person living in the room with them. If you need special accommodations, please email us at:

Can I live off-campus during Transfer Bridge?

No. All students live together in the residence halls during Transfer Bridge to facilitate group cohesion, work on group projects, and because the events go late into the evening and start early in the morning. There are no commuters.

Can I bring a car to Transfer Bridge?

Transfer Bridge students may bring a car to campus during the program and must obtain a parking permit through the Transportation Services department (TAPS) or by calling (530) 752-8277).

Should I bring a bike to Transfer Bridge?

We highly recommend students bring a bike for use during Transfer Bridge, though it is not mandatory. If you do bring a bike to campus you must register it with the Transportation Services department (TAPS). You can also purchase or rent a bike from the Bike Barn on campus (we can help you rent one). There are also several other bike shops Downtown within walking distance of campus.  Please note: You should also bring a bike lock to secure your bike when you park it around campus, as well as a bike light and a helmet for bike safety.

Are materials included in the program?

All required materials will be provided. However, students will need to bring a laptop, backpack/bag, pen/pencil and paper for their program work. You will have assignments that will require a computer. Students will also have access to computer labs around campus and in the dorms. However, access to these services may be limited. Please note: it is the responsibility of the student to make sure that their valuables are protected.