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Project Achieve | Summer Bridge Program

The Project ACHIEVE Summer Bridge Program is designed for first-year students admitted to the Health Science program and for those who plan to pursue the Pathway to Nursing.

This program is for Health Science Majors and Pathway to Nursing Students. This program is intended to assist students in navigating the transition to the University and become familiar with academic expectations. Students will take part in this program via Zoom from 9/1-9/3. The program is focused on workshops, planning, and preparing for the semester ahead. There is no cost for this program.


Tuesday  9/1/2020

  • 7 p.m.
    • Peer Mentor Time
    • Introductions:  Peer Mentors and Students

Wednesday  9/2/2020

  • 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    • Welcome from the Dean and Directors: Dr. Paula Williams, Dr. Judi O’Hara, Dr. Christina Griecci
    • Overview of Project Achieve
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Peer Mentors: Overview of Canvas, MYRIV, Where to Study, Q/A Session
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    • Break for Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Academic Support Resources with Suzanne Schryver
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Getting Ready for Anatomy and Physiology with Sharon Kassan

Thursday  9/3/2020

  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Getting Ready for Anatomy and Physiology with Dr. Sharon Kassan
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    • Break for Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Academic Advising and Disability Services with Kerrie Dahl & Darcy Murphy
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    • Counseling and Wellness Center & Campus Ministry with Tiffany Considine & Anna Molettieri
  • 4:00 p.m.
    • Closing Remarks


  • No cost is incurred by students for participating in this program.
  • All virtual activities and academic preparation workshops are included.


Rivier University strongly believes in the necessity and value of strong preparation for long term academic success. Students who have participated in previous programs like this have stronger connections to peers, to their professors, to the University, and are more likely to succeed in rigorous courses.

If you have any questions, please email or call 603-339-2700.

How to Enroll

  •  Students must be deposited in order to reserve space in the program. Visit our website to submit your deposit.
  • Complete the Project ACHIEVE Enrollment Form below by August 11, 2020. Students may apply for special consideration after this date based on space availability.
  • Space in the program is limited.

Project Achieve

Summer Bridge Program for Health Science Majors and Pathway to Nursing Students