The Gateway to Graduate School Bridge Program allows incoming graduate students from historically underrepresented/underserved populations, including first-generation and rural college students, to begin their graduate education at the University of Georgia (UGA) in the summer semester rather than the fall. To participate, students must be admitted to the University of Georgia, receive funding from their department or other campus entity, and be nominated for this program by the Graduate Coordinator for their department. The purpose of the Gateway program is to provide students with an intellectual, professional, and social introduction to UGA as they transition into graduate education.

If you are interested in participating in the Gateway to Graduate School Summer Bridge Program, please reach out to your Graduate Coordinator for more information on nominations, program dates, and requirements.


Congratulations to the 2023 Gateway Cohort

Jeremiah Jackson
Department of Plant Biology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Woody Lofton
Journalism and Mass Communication, Grady College of Journalism

Ralph Lopez-Fortun
Integrated Life Sciences, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Jabari Lottie
Landscape Architecture, College of Environment + Design

Nyya Parson-Hudson
School of Social Work

Yao Yao
Department of International Affairs, School of Public & International Affairs


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