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Bison Bridge Program

The Bison Bridge Program assists multicultural, first-generation, first-year students with getting their NDSU career off to a positive start. Prior to classes starting, students participate in a week of activities designed to build academic skills and strategies while getting socially adjusted to college life.

Engage with a diverse student community. Develop strong relationships and learn to be a leader on campus. Take advantage of connecting and networking with resources that will start your college career on the right path.

The program is free to students and transportation is provided to events. Space is limited so apply early.


  • Meet faculty, staff and academic advisers
  • Explore the campus and Fargo-Moorhead communities
  • Obtain a Bison Card identification and parking permit
  • Get a head start buying textbooks and moving into residence halls
  • Learn about services NDSU offers to students:
    • Tutoring
    • Wellness Center
    • Library
    • Career Center
    • Counseling Services
    • Student Activities 

Timeline and Cost

  • Monday, July 18th - APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • Sunday, August 14th - MOVE-IN DAY - Program begins at noon

Take advantage of connecting and networking with resources that will start your college career positively!  If you are a multicultural, first-generation, first-year student enrolled at NDSU for Fall 2016, this program is for you!!

Applications for the program have closed.  Selected applicants will be notified.  
For additional information, please contact Jered Pigeon at; or:
                   Department of Multicultural Programs
                   PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050.



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Office of Multicultural Programs
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-1029
Campus address: Memorial Union 178
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave | Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept 5253 | PO Box 6050 | Fargo, ND 58108-6050

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