A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 4 - Get Support

week 4 get support

holly the huskyThe best thing to do during this week is get the support you need to succeed. Your course workload will begin to increase and midterms will try to sneak up on you.

A great support option is joining or creating a study group. Talk with your classmates, or ask your professor if any groups have been formed. This is a great way to meet people too!

*Reminder: the last day to add a course (with a fee) is October 15th.

*Something to think about: Your professors will be sending academic alerts to the CUSP office for students who not performing well in the course. If your professor has referred you to a resource, make sure to follow up with them. Open communication with faculty will ensure your success.

Academic Support

  • Faculty Office Hours – Visit your professors during their office hours. They are your number one resource for understanding course material and concepts. Their office hours and locations will be listed on the syllabus, but you can also view them on the CUSP website.
  • Quantitative Skills Center – Don’t let numbers or quantitative concepts be daunting. Visit the QSC for free tutoring in any course that uses numbers.
  • Writing and Communication Center - Get constructive feedback by making an appointment with the WCC. This center also supports students at any stage of the reading, writing, or presentation process.
  • Student Success Services – Transitioning to a university can cause obstacles but SSS can help you develop strategies and a solid foundation for success.
  • Academic Advising – Registration for winter is just around the corner. Plan out your schedule with your Advisors! Study abroad advising is also available.
  • International Student Services – Studying abroad can be a struggle at first, but the ISS office can help. They Provide immigration advice and cultural adjustment assistance to new and current international students.
  • Disability Resources – If you are a qualified student with a disability who needs academic accommodations don’t hesitate to contact DRS. They will make sure you have what you need to succeed.
  • Librarians - The librarians are your powerhouse for research knowledge. They can help you find the information you need and teach you how to navigate the library resources. You can also chat with a librarian online for help with research from home.

Personal Support

  • Career Center – Build a strong resume, practice for an interview, find an internship or learn more about careers of interest here.
  • Recreation and Wellness – Find ways to stay healthy without having to leave campus. Exercising your body and mind will help reduce stress too.
  • Clubs and Organizations – Join a club or start your own. It’s a great way to meet new people.
  • Counseling Services – Personal obstacles such as anxiety, depression, a bad break up, and trauma can have a large impact on your academic performance and general health. Confidential, short-term Personal Counseling is available free of charge.

For more tips, resources and information, visit the first year and pre-major student website.

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