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THRIVE Enrichment Pre-Orientation Program

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The Transitional Holistic Readiness Initiative for Vibrant Education (THRIVE) Enrichment Program is a pre-orientation program, created by the First Generation and/or Low-Income Student Success Center (FLISSC), that seeks to help first generation and/low-income (FLI) students adjust to Stanford University. The program brings students to campus prior to New Student Orientation (NSO) for a residential experience to converge with crucial resources. THRIVE gives students an opportunity to engage with the “hidden curriculum” that their non-FLI peers have been acquainted with through generational educational pathways in an intimate and informal environment. Furthermore, THRIVE’s mission is to help students build community through engaging with each other in tough conversations, as well as activities that will help them bond and develop lifelong friendships. 



Other Stanford Summer Bridge Programs

Leland Scholars Program (LSP)

About LSP

Leland Scholars participate in a program in the summer prior to arrival on campus. This fully-funded program has a carefully crafted schedule of activities, coursework, and seminars designed to facilitate the transition to Stanford. During the academic year, Leland Scholars will have access to additional advising and first-year seminars that sustain the community and reinforce the skills and strategies acquired during the program.

Stanford Summer Engineering Academy (SSEA)

About SSEA

The Stanford Summer Engineering Academy (SSEA) is a fully funded, four-week summer program that welcomes a cohort of incoming first-year students to campus every August for a dynamic academic and residential experience. Through labs, lectures, and excursions on and off campus, students are well equipped to take on their freshman year.

Stanford Online Academic Resources (SOAR)

About Soar

The SOAR program offers incoming first-year students at Stanford an opportunity to take free summer online courses in foundational mathematics and writing. With small class experiences, personalized curriculum, and a friendly learning community, we cultivate positive, preparatory learning experiences for future mathematics and writing courses at Stanford. SOAR Math and SOAR Writing are both five weeks long and each course will allow students to earn 1 credit toward their autumn quarter course load. There is no cost to participating in these courses.