Bridge Program

The Bridge Program is an adult education and training program that provides the courses, services, and resources you need to excel in your current role and meet your goals—no matter your learning Ievel.

Courses

You can select from a wide array of Bridge Program courses—ranging from Computer Skills and Business Writing to Pronunciation and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Specialty programs—such as U.S. Citizenship preparation and High School Diploma preparation—are also available.

Classes meet on campus, usually once or twice per week, before, during, and after work hours, and on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters, with abbreviated classes and specialized programs in the summer.

Tutoring Services

You may request one-on-one tutoring if you cannot attend regularly scheduled classes or need additional instruction in English for Speakers of Other Languages, writing, computer skills, or high school diploma preparation.

Tutors are available on the Cambridge and Longwood campuses before and after work hours. To request a tutor, please email ohr_bridge@harvard.edu.

Resource Center

If you need a place to study, complete academic assignments, or conduct career research, consider visiting the Resource Center, located on the 3rd floor of 124 Mt. Auburn Street before, during, and after typical work hours. The center includes a computer lab with internet access.

Eligibility

The Bridge Program is open to benefits-eligible staff, hourly employees, and postdoctoral fellows who have access to Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) benefits. To be considered, you must have completed the initial probationary period and maintained satisfactory job performance. Employees of most Harvard contractors working on our campus are also eligible. Contact ohr_bridge@harvard.edu to learn more.

Registration

To register for a class or service, email ohr_bridge@harvard.edu or call 617-495-4895 to schedule an appointment with a staff member who will review your interests, assess your needs, and help you select the right class or service. Please allow one hour for this meeting.

Information for Supervisors and Managers

Supervisors and managers can contact ohr_bridge@harvard.edu for information about referring employees, class scheduling, the approval process for release time, or questions about an employee's participation.