A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 4 - Get Support

week 4 get support

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 11th
    • Veteran’s Day – NO CLASSES
    • Deadline for switching grading to S/NS (with a $20 fee)
  • November 20 – 21st Registration opens for first year students. (Log into MyUW to find your exact registration date.)
  • November 27-28th Thanksgiving Holiday – NO CLASSES

The 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!

*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. Located in UW2-030.
  • 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. Located in UW2-124.
  • Student Success Center – Transitioning to a university can cause obstacles but SSS can help you develop strategies and a solid foundation for success. Come see us! Located in UW1-160.
  • Academic Advising – Registration for winter is just around the corner. Plan out your schedule with your Advisors! Study abroad advising is also available. Located in UW1-160.
  • 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. Located in Husky Hall, Room 1212.
  • 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. Located in UW1-160.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Career Center – Build a strong resume, practice for an interview, find an internship or learn more about careers of interest here. Located in UW1-160.
  • 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 and being involved on campus! To start a club, follow these five easy steps here.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the CUSP office. One of our Student Assistants would be more than glad to help you out! Our phone number is 425-352-3427. We are located in UW1-160. 

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