After finishing the two-year core program graduates may apply to either Transition Year or Bridge Year.
You've worked hard these past 2 years, finishing up your classes and internships in the core program, earning 6 college credits along the way. Now, you'll graduate with your classmates at a formal ceremony, surrounded by your family and friends, where you'll receive a certificate of completion and celebrate your accomplishments.
Many people from across the university will come to graduation to cheer you on, such as the university president; a representative from the Board of Trustees; faculty, staff, and alumni; and the program's founder, Dr. Arlyn Roffman.
Threshold graduation takes place in early May near campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here are the highlights from the past few ceremonies.
"The success of our graduates is astounding and we are proud of the outcomes from studies spanning three decades. The information is clear and concise, leaving no doubt that our students possess the potential to have happy and fulfilling lives. The success of our Threshold graduates has a unique ripple affect, changing not just their lives, but the lives of their families and friends."
—Jim Wilbur, Threshold Director, 2002–2016
A guest speaker addresses the graduates on their accomplishments and offers advice on the challenges ahead. Recent speakers have included:
The majority of graduates enroll in our Transition Year Program, which kicks-off with a 9-day seminar in June, one month after graduation. Transition Year then goes into full swing in September. Students spend the year living in an apartment off campus with roommates while searching for a paid job.
A smaller number of graduates participate in our Bridge Year Program before going on to Transition Year. In Bridge Year, you'd live on campus and work in internships for another academic year.
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Threshold Alum Jessie Bogese, Class of 2003, had two paintings in the "Tree"
Art Show that was held at The Kaji Aso Studio on St. Stephens Street in
Boston, MA This is her fourth art show with this studio. Jessie's
medium is water color.