Start date: July prior to the beginning of the first semester
The EOP Summer Institute Academy is required for new freshman. The program includes an orientation for students and family members. Students take four courses in the summer:
- MCS (Race, Class and Gender)
- EOP 101
Students will learn about professors’ expectations, learn their way around our campus, and develop habits and skills essential to successful academic performance.
The 6-week program also includes enriching and educational weekend activities. We offer men’s/women’s groups, an etiquette class, and community service and outreach opportunities.
Our top students are selected to serve as peer counselors. A Graduate Assistant also works with our students and is usually a former Rider EOP student.