Bridge Mentoring welcomes all first-year students to Carnegie Mellon University!
Bridge Mentoring
Morewood Gardens/Morewood E-Tower
Carnegie Mellon University
Freshmen Arrive on Campus
August 16, 2009

Some of the Bridge mentoring associates arrived on campus in time for the arrival of first-year students to help with the move-in process. Having successfully helped the fresmen get settled into their new homes for the year, the Bridge associates are working on organizing and preparing the program for the coming academic year.

The associates will be present for the rest of the orientation process and will participate in house activities for Morewood E-Tower. Getting to know the incoming freshmen and developing personal relationships is a high priority! To help become acquainted, there will be a Meet 'n' Greet on Saturday, August 22, at the Morewood Gardens TV Rec Room from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

"Get Involved" Email
July 30, 2009

The following email was sent to all incoming Morewood residents:

We feel that the best way to adjust to college life is to have a support group of friends and peers, to have ways of accessing all the available opportunities, and to have access to the knowledge of upperclassmen and faculty. At this realization, we decided that a mentorship program which would allow upperclassmen to advise freshmen would be of great benefit. Our vision is to help upperclassmen and incoming freshmen develop relationships similar to those that OCs and RAs create during orientation and throughout the year. In addition, have an easily accessible place to ask any questions will undoubtedly be helpful to all freshmen. We feel that our program will efficiently and positively contribute to the campus community.

We are committed to providing the means for incoming students to be successful in their first semesters at Carnegie Mellon University. We plan to implement a mentoring program in the Morewood community to promote cohesiveness between students in different majors, classes, and whose interests may be dissimilar, but all of whom share a passion for learning. It is our goal to inspire both first-year students and upperclassmen to follow the work ethic that is the basis of success at Carnegie Mellon, ensuring that students have the means to keep their hearts in the work.

For upperclassmen: if you are interested or just want to learn more about our initiatives, you can email us your contact information at cmubridge[at]gmail[dot]com and we will reach out to you with more information.

For freshmen: members of our group will be around during orientation and we will participate in a few of your house activities, so you'll learn more about us that way. Also, don't hesitate to email us at cmubridge[at]gmail[dot]com.

We hope you will join us in trying to make this program as successful as it can be.

You can submit your own stories to cmubridge[at]gmail[dot]com.