New Freshmen Summer Bridge

2019 New Freshmen Summer Bridge Cohort

2019 New Freshmen Summer Bridge Cohort

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) New Freshmen Bridge (NFSB) is a free, three-week, on-campus program available to incoming IAIA Freshmen. Students establish skills for college readiness, leadership, and creativity with dedicated instructors and staff.


  1. Acceptance into IAIA, from the IAIA Admissions Department, for the Fall 2020 semester
  2. Complete Online Application Form
  3. Fill out and return, a Housing Application, an Immunization Record, Physical Examination, and Background Check Forms, all of which can be found at Housing.
  4. Be available for the entirety of the Summer Bridge Program, which begins with check-in on Sunday, July 19 and ends on Friday, August 7.
  5. Summer Bridge Students are required to stay in the residential dormitories.
  6. The $120 housing deposit that is a part of the application is due at check-in, on Sunday, July 19.
Students will earn three college credits giving them a head start on their semester as well as get the first opportunity to apply for campus scholarships. Classes include:

  • Creative and Critical Inquiry in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • Performing Arts
  • College-level English and Math course preparation
  • Hands on workshops in health and education

Participants will also:

  • Attend a Pueblo Feast Day.
  • Explore Santa Fe and the surrounding areas, including visits to world famous artist hotspots—Meow Wolf, and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA).
  • Attend an exclusive film screening, help each other reach dazzling new heights at the SFCC Rope Swing Course, and learn firsthand from master class workshops taught by professional artists on campus.
  • Foster friendships and work collaboratively with fellow participants.
  • Gain early access to campus resources including the Library, Bookstore, Gym and Weight Room, and Disc Golf Course along with Campus Services such as Financial Aid, Internship and Career Services, the Learning Lab, and the Academic Computer Labs.
Participants costs are paid for by the NFSB. Students pay a one-time $120 housing deposit* (refundable).

New Freshmen BridgeCosts
Cultural TripsFree
Housing Deposit*$120
*One-time deposit, required for all IAIA New Freshmen which covers both the Fall and Spring Semesters.
Jay B. Muskett

Jay B. Muskett


New Freshmen Summer Bridge Coordinator
Student Success Center
P (505) 862-1430

Nena Martinez Anaya

Nena Martinez Anaya

Chief Admission and Student Success Officer
Admissions and Recruitment
P (505) 424-2331

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