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Educational Opportunity Program and
Special Support Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

We are offering a Virtual Summer Bridge (VSB) online program

From July 11 - 22, Monday - Friday.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please email  Thank you.

  • VSB is a virtual online program designed to help you with the transition to Fresno State and prepare you for your first semester.

  • Transfer Students
    • June 20 - July 1, 2022 (Monday-Friday).
    • Orientation will be held on June 20, 2022 to provide more detailed information. Check your Fresno State email for information regarding the program and orientation.
  • Freshman Students  
    • July 11 - July 22, 2022 (Monday-Friday).
    • An orientation video will be provided prior to the start of the program to share more detailed information. Check your Fresno State email for information regarding the program and orientation. 

  • Zoom sessions will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30am to 12noon (check your CANVAS for the links to join the Zoom sessions).
  • All other program activities are “self-paced” giving you the flexibility to complete on your own time.
  • Details will be provided during Orientation.

  • No, it is free.

  • Learn and/or expand your knowledge of CANVAS: An Online Course Management Tool.
  • Connect with new incoming peers virtually.
  • Connect and build a network with your EOP counselor and other professionals at Fresno State.
  • Experience the demands of college and learn to set priorities.
  • Increase your knowledge of the many support services we offer students.
  • Select appropriate courses for fall 2022 and beyond.
  • Review and finalize your financial aid award.
  • Help relieve anxiety about transitioning to a new environment.

  • Yes, if you are required.  This was indicated in the EOP admission letter you received. 
  • All other students are strongly encouraged to participate.

  • Contact your EOP Counselor.  If you are unsure who is your assigned EOP counselor, email   

  • No.  It is a virtual program and everything is completed online. 

  • Yes, your EOP counselor will be available primarily on Tuesdays and Thursdays to meet with you via Zoom, in-person, or phone for advising appointments.  You will receive an email from your EOP counselor with their contact information.  You can schedule an appointment by contacting your EOP counselor directly.

  • You can meet with your EOP counselor prior to or after the VSB program.  You can email your EOP counselor to schedule an appointment.

  • It is a University requirement that you attend Dog Days.  Do not miss your Dog Days session.  Recordings of the VSB Zoom sessions will be available on CANVAS for you to view.