First Year and Pre-Major Programs (FYPP)

Pathways to Academic Engagement

Pathways to academic engagement

 Pathways to Academic Engagement is a program dedicated to enhancing students’ second year experiences and student success. The program encourages students’ engagement with a combination of services, programs, professional development, curricular and co-curricular activities that provides a gateway between a student's college transition and their future aspirations. In short, it offers a foundation to explore the specific experiences and opportunities UW Bothell has to offer, especially those related to career development, interdisciplinary education, academic success, community involvement, and campus involvement.

Pathway Partner Opportunities:

UW Bothell Schools and Majors:

Engage in all that the campus has to offer now that you are more familiar with it, explore some of your interests, and develop a good foundation in the skills and best practices that are required to succeed. Talk to your academic advisor about choosing a Pathways opportunity!


Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB)

We, the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell, are the official representative voice for all students within the university. We exist to empower our student body through the following measures:

  • Seeking to enhance the entire student experience by supporting and/or drafting policy that promotes student interests, needs, and welfare.
  • Serving as a liaison between the students and faculty, staff, alumni, and administration.
  • Diligently serving with integrity, honor, and enthusiasm while always aware of our university's proud tradition of academic excellence.

Steps to Get Started:

The first step is to join ASUWB on orgsync. Here students have access to what plans/events ASUWB will be holding as well as information about their school.

Students can also attend ASUWB weekly meetings. These meetings are great for students who are looking to learn more about the ways ASUWB handle certain campus issues.

Finally, students can contact ASUWB directly. Students can email ASUWB at or visit the ASUWB office located at ARC-130.

Upcoming Events:

Every year ASUWB organizes trips to the state capital of Olympia. These trips are great opportunities for students to meet face to face with their legislators and discuss their needs, not only as students but also state residents.

ASUWB also holds forums to discuss key issues facing our campus. Students attending these open forums can gain valuable knowledge about the school as well as let their voice be heard on the topics.

For students looking to make a change at their school, the ASUWB elections is the perfect opportunity for involvement. Students run campaigns to be voted into office by their peers. Becoming a part of the team that holds key decisions in UWB's future is the greatest of opportunities.


BCUSP 290 Research-In-Action

Interested in learning about the research, scholarship and creative activity being done by UW Bothell faculty and students? Are you curious and excited about learning? Come stretch your thinking and learn how research is performed across the different disciplines. Register for BCUSP 290, a 2 credit (W-optional) class designed to introduce students to the research, scholarship and creative opportunities on campus. You will have FUN and be exposed to a wide variety of research and creative projects! The seminars are open to everyone so even if you aren’t registered for the course, come and listen to any seminars that sound interesting to you!

Steps to Get Started!

1. Attend BCUSP 290 Seminars that interest you. Do it this quarter!

2. Enroll in BCUSP 290 during your sophomore or junior year.

Upcoming seminar information is available here.



Business & Organization Leadership Development (BOLD) sets the pace at the University of Washington Bothell for non-degree undergraduate leadership development programs by offering transformational and challenging opportunities in collaboration with leading companies, prominent employers, CEOs, and seasoned executives. BOLD provides leadership development and formation opportunities for all University of Washington Bothell undergraduates, including First Year and Pre-major Students, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in any program or major including Business, IAS, STEM, CSS, Nursing, and Education. All undergraduates are welcome to register for BOLD Programs!

BOLD offers Leadership Lab Series; Leadership Voice; Leadership Lessons; and Women’s Leadership Camp. Each of these BOLD programs provides real-time, experiential, and active learning. These programs bring students face-to-face with CEOs and senior executives. The Leadership Lab Series takes students on-site to organization headquarters. Many participating  students obtain internships, project appointments, and jobs, as employers find BOLD to be prestigious and a hallmark of leadership excellence.

BOLD programs do not result in academic credit and students are charged a small fee, to participate. Several of the programs include fee-waivers or scholarships. BOLD is led by the CEO Student Ambassadors under the guidance of the School of Business Assistant Director, Susan Gibson.

To learn more about becoming involved in BOLD Programs, visit our student-developed web site at: or contact Susan Gibson by email at  Register for BOLD Programs and change your Success Trajectory!

Steps to Get Started:

To stay up to date on our upcoming events and opportunities email and ask to join our newsletter.


Career Services

Career Services empowers UW Bothell students to explore academic pursuits and career interests, build effective job search skills, and connect with the employment community by providing students with opportunities and services to assist them in their professional and academic pursuits. We provide professional development opportunities via career counseling, workshops, and networking opportunities which are available to all UW Bothell students. Make an appointment with us today and make us a part of your academic and professional journey!

Steps to Get Started:

  1.  Start the Career Action Guide posted on our website.
  2. Create a draft resume targeted to a job description or internship listed on HuskyJobs.
  3. Make an appointment for a resume review
  4. Attend Career Services events which are posted on the Career Services Events page.

Upcoming Events:

  • STEM and Business Networking Mixers
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Start looking forward to and preparing for the Spring Career Fair, April 21st.

All event details, dates, and times can be found on our website.

**Workshop series are also available throughout the quarter and are posted on the Career Services Workshop Series Page:**



Center for International Education

The UW Bothell Center for International Education provides wrap-around services for international students! We welcome prospective and current international students to stop by, say hi, and get some information!

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Email us at with any questions, or if you want to get involved!
  2. Join our Facebook page.
  3. Stop by our office in Husky Hall, room 1212, and say hello!

Upcoming Events:

The UW Bothell Center for International Education offers student activites each quarter, immigration advising, assistance with OPT and CPT, and are here to provice support to our international student population! We love our students!


Community Based Learning and Research (CBLR)

The Office of Community-Based Learning and Research serves students, faculty, staff, and regional community organizations. We support student learning experiences that make a positive difference in our communities and prepare students to be effective leaders and change-makers. We assist students in connecting with community organizations that inspire students’ passions and enhance course learning objectives. We also support service and advocacy programs outside of courses, such as Days of Service, Community Organizing trainings, Alternative Spring Break, and Achieving Community Transformation (ACT) student organization.

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Get in the "know." Like our CBLR Facebook Page and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to find out about local service opportunities, scholarships, and courses.
  2. Come to our events!
  3. Register for a Community-Based Learning and Research course.
  4. Visit us in UW1-160 or email us at

Come to our office to find a volunteer opportunity in the community!

Upcoming Events:

  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Bothell Youth Court Hearings
  • Volunteer Local Fair


Clamor Literary and Arts Journal

Clamor Literary and Arts Journal is the University of Washington Bothell’s annual Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual and media arts from across our campus and the surrounding community.

Our goal is to support and promote captivating, inspiring, and lively art in the forms of visual, literary and media work. We provide artists and authors with publication opportunities through our print edition, media publication platforms, and our website. We foster community by reaching beyond the UW Bothell campus borders for creative works and by offering audiences quality reading, viewing, and listening experiences.

Upcoming Events:

  • Submitting Work for Publication:

Members and non-members of Clamor can participate by submitting their original works of art to be considered for publication in the journal. Clamor accepts original pieces from various mediums including, but not limited to, visual media, photography, and literary works.

  • Curating a Professional-Grade Arts Journal:

By registering for BISIA401 students will join Clamor as an editor and participate in the process of creating the University of Washington Bothell's annual Literary and Arts Journal.  As an editor one can expect to gain experience in the process of soliciting, selecting, and editing original literary and visual works for publication and helping to design the final layout of the journal.

  • Clamor's Guerrilla Art Walk:

Clamor takes to the streets for its annual Guerrilla Art Walk! A student participating in Clamor may accompany us to Pioneer Square as we read published works of art in a mobile gallery setting to the public.

  • Clamor's Annual Launch Exhibit:

During spring quarter, Clamor Literary and Arts Journal rings in the publication of the journal with a formal exhibition of our contributor's work. Students in Clamor can expect to work as a team to organize presentations by our contributors for the whole campus to see.

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Students interested in joining Clamor should email Professor Amaranth Borsuk, to explain what they might bring to the journal, what they hope to get out of it, and any relevant previous experience they may have.
  2. Upon approval by Professor Borsuk students may join Clamor by registering for BISIA 401 "Literary and Arts Journal Editorial Board" during the fall, winter, or spring quarters.
  3. Students who choose not to enroll in BISIA401 may still participate in Clamor by reading the journal, attending our events, and submitting their works of art or literary pieces to be considered for publication.


Community Standards and Student Conduct

Student Conduct is responsible for upholding the Student Conduct Code and instituting the conduct process for students. We take a developmental approach to student success. The Student Conduct office supports staff, faculty, and students in both academic and behavioral misconduct issues and provides education about the Student Conduct Code.

  • Adjudicate the conduct process for all university academic and behavioral misconduct
  • Consult with faculty and staff about issues and concerns as it relates to student behavior
  • Educate faculty, staff, and students about the code and conduct process
  • Advise stakeholders on program and school conduct models

Upcoming Events:

  • Proposed Student Conduct Code Committee: Review the newly proposed student conduct code, offer feedback, and discuss ideas for code improvement
  • Conduct Videos: Help to remake the Student Conduct website; your name will be acknowledged on the website
  • Conduct Website Forum: Offer feedback and ideas for making the conduct website user-friendly for students, staff, and faculty

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Review the student conduct website to learn more about conduct:
  2. Email your areas of interest to Gina Christian, Assistant Director of Student Conduct, at
  3. Review the current code of conduct:


Digital Future Lab

The Digital Future Lab is a research and development lab focused on interactive works of art. Our projects range from designing and prototyping new curriculum for classrooms to animated storytelling to commercial games. Our lab offers competitive internship opportunities for talented students to refine their skills, learn more about the production process, collaborate with cross disciplinary teams, and be a part of researching and developing new ways interactive media can be utilized. Our teams consist of 2D/3D artists and animators, designers, developers, audio designers, testers, and project managers.

Students are invited to apply for project-based internships and/or enroll in classes with our faculty partners to participate in our work. Representatives from our lab have presented at GEEKGIRLCON, PAX DEV, PAX, ComicCON, and a variety of other events. Many of our interns are mentored by industry professionals and receive hands-on experience in their field. We also hold play-test parties throughout the year to get user feedback on our prototypes.

Steps to Get Started:

  • Come and meet us - We're in DISC-150
  • Attend our next play-test event - Happening in February!!
  • Connect your passion to your skill - Check with us about which field you're interested in, what skills you would need to produce work, and what projects we have available.


Global Initiatives/Study Abroad

Increasing numbers of UW Bothell students are studying abroad. Why not be one of them? Spending a part of your university experience abroad will expand your understanding of the world and help you develop global skills – adaptability, intercultural communication, learning on the fly, etc. – that are in high demand by employers and graduate programs. There are hundreds of program options that vary in location, purpose and duration. All UW-approved programs earn academic credit towards degree completion and are eligible for financial aid and scholarships.

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Visit the Study Abroad Getting Started page on the Global Initiatives website.
  2. Watch the Can I Afford Study Abroad? online presentation.
  3. Talk about your interests and concerns with a UWB Student Study Abroad Advisor, Hanan Osman or Kelsey Bollinger, in the Student Success Center, UW1-160.
  4. Connect with us via Facebook and Instagram.

Upcoming Events:

Study Abroad Info Sessions
Interested in studying abroad? Come find out how! Topics include types of programs, funding and credits.

Application Basics
This workshop is designed for students who have started to apply for different study abroad programs and scholarships. The workshop is set up to help go over the application process and clarify any questions you may have.

Money for Study Abroad
Need help funding your study abroad? Come find out about financial aid, scholarships and fully funded programs.



Career Services can help you develop your resume, cover letter, networking and interview skills as well as identify Internships and On-Campus Jobs
Jobs on-campus are available to current UW Bothell students. On-campus jobs are convenient, will work with your class schedule, and allow you to learn more about campus.
An internship is a short term opportunity to provide practical experience in an occupation or career field. An internship provides students, recent graduates, or those interested in a career change, an opportunity to "test the waters" and gain "hands on" experience in a career.

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Visit the Student Success Center to make an appointment with a Career Counselor
  2. Register on HuskyJobs the UW on-line listing of jobs & internships
  3. Review Career Center News weekly e-newsletter for events and opportunities


Recreation & Wellness

Recreation & Wellness at the University of Washington Bothell is constantly growing and changing. We're offering programming in Health, Outdoor Wellness, Fitness, Recreation and have a Student Fitness Center located in the new Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) on the Lower Level. We also have an outdoor Sport and Recreation Complex including a soccer/softball field (ultimate, flag football, etc), outdoor basketball court, sand volleyball court and two tennis courts.  In winter 2016 we will be opening an outdoor gear shop!

Upcoming Events:

Outdoor Wellness will be hosting Gear Orientation: Check out our tents, backpacks, and more. Stop by at the lower level of the ARC to sample, explores and ask questions about our gear. Hope to see you there!; We have Health Promotion events such as Finals Stretch Week, Paint Your Stress Away, and Fight the Flu; Intramural Activities such as Gaga Ball Tournament and League of Legends. Bring a friend to a Group Exercise Class in the ARC Studio! 

Steps to Get Started:


Student Engagement & Activites

At Student Engagements & Activities, students are the center of our work. We actively make space for students to create their own profound experiences and to share their stories. By building genuine relationships and supporting diverse programs, we create a community together where the best student experience is possible.
Student Engagement & Activities directly contributes to a campus climate and culture that celebrates diversity. We are committed to creating educational programs/events that promote awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, social justice, historically underrepresented communities, and much more.

Upcoming Events:

Student Engagement & Activities supports different programs such as Diversity & Social Justice Initiatives, Student government, Clubs & Organizations, Campus Events and Facilitations & Trainings.

Some of the events that happens annually are:

  1. Spring Fest
  2. Masquerade Ball
  3. Intercultural Night
  4. Welcome Week
  5. Global Students Welcome

Steps to Get Started:

  1.  Come to our events
  2. Visit Our website at
  3. Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram @uwbsea to find out more about events that are happening
  4. Come and visit us at the Activation & Recreational Center to learn more about our program


Pre-Health Advising

Are you preparing for a career in a health profession such as medicine, dental, pharmacy or veterinary studies?  A career in health is an incredibly rewarding profession. However, pursuing a career in health is a challenging path and one that takes a lot of planning and preparation.  Pre-Health Advising can help you with prerequisites course planning, learning how to be a competitive applicant, preparing for entrance exams and the application process. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Individual advising
  • Pre-medical information sessions with local medical schools
  • Pre-med club

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Research careers in health care and determine which area is right for you.
  2. Make an appointment to see your UWB Pre-Health Advisor and explore the Pre-Health website at:
  3. Understand the admissions requirements and entrance exams required.
  4. Choose a major and determine how your health prerequisites align with your program’s curriculum.
  5. Create a timeline for completing classes, getting experience, taking entrance exams, and applying. 


Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice

Participating in research, scholarship and creative activity as an undergraduate will help you discover your talents and interests while building skills needed for your future career. You can investigate compelling questions, learn technical skills and research methodologies, and develop confidence in your abilities to work on important questions. It is also FUN and rewarding in often unanticipated ways. Participating in research can lead to scholarships and awards. Get started today by attending a workshop or making an appointment with an Undergraduate Research Advisor in the Student Success Center!

Steps to Get Started:

1. Attend UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Week events- including a Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Paid Summer Research Opportunities workshops.

2. Make an appointment with an undergraduate research advisor.

3. Check out the UW Bothell Undergraduate website, the UW Undergraduate Research Program website and the opportunity database.

4. Talk to your professors about their research, either during their office hours or during a Research in Progress seminar or BCUSP 290 Research in Action seminar.

Upcoming Events:

  • Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice week, January 25-29.
  • UW Bothell Undergraduate and Creative Practice Symposium, May 13th.
  • Various workshops throughout the year!


UW Bothell Research Journal

This new journal is envisioned as a place for UW Bothell students to publish their research, scholarship and creative activity. A collaboration between the Library, Undergraduate Research and the Writing and Communication Center, the new journal offers opportunities for students (both authors and members of the editorial board) to hone their writing skills and emerge as more effective writers and scholars. Please help us come up with a name for the journal that reflects the nature of research, scholarship and creative activity on the UW Bothell campus. Entry forms will be available during the Pathways to Academic Engagement event, in the Library, the Writing and Communication Center and in the Student Success Center.

Steps to Get Started:

Winter Quarter 2015
Enter the contest to name the journal! You may submit a suggestion here or on paper at the Pathways to Academic Engagement Fair 2015.

Fall Quarter 2015
1. Look for the call for journal submissions in the fall of 2015 and submit your work!

2. Become a member of Editorial Board! To become an editor enroll in BSSKL 400 which will meet in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters of the 2015-2016 academic year. Editors participate in a blind peer review process; review and respond to submissions; make budget decisions; edit articles; and design the Journal.


UWB Speech and Debate Society

UWB Speech and Debate is a comprehensive Speech and Debate program open to everyone on campus! We are dedicated to providing opportunities for students to develop their skills in speech and argumentation  We practice debate in weekly meetings, and also compete regionally and nationally.  Join at any level!  Join the club for the community.  Practice with us.  Even join the team and compete!  Everyone is welcome.  Come to a weekly meeting or contact our Director Denise Vaughan at

Steps to Get Started:

  1. Contact our Director Denise Vaughan at
  2. Attend one of our weekly meetings.  Meeting times change but information can be found at UWB student life and on posters around campus.