About Us

Our Mission

Orientation & Transition Programs facilitate student engagement and student success by educating and connecting new student to resources, people, and opportunities.

Our Values


  • Help students understand academic and community integrity.
  • Staff are good stewards of the New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF) and Services and Activities Fee (SAF) budgets.
  • Putting students' needs ahead of our own.
  • Using assessment to proactively inform program direction.
  • Transparent on how decisions are made.


  • Hiring a diverse staff that is trained in cultural competencies and social justice.
  • Create programs that support the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Foster open dialogue between staff and students and value all perspectives.
  • Do ongoing analysis of the needs of diverse student populations.


  • Develop award winning programs and staff.
  • Provide comprehensive in-depth training of staff to better serve students.
  • Strive for continued improvement in all programs.  Never reach stagnation with programs.
  • Constantly looking for ways to challenge ourselves.
  • Making program assessment a critical component of the design and implementation process.


  • Gathering representatives from our campus partners to inform program design and improvement.
  • Capitalizing on the strengths and expertise of outside departments to improve the overall transition of students.
  • Build strong symbiotic campus partnerships that better serve students.


  • Strive to meet the changing needs of new students.
  • Looking for new ways to engage students.
  • Leverage new technologies, theories and philosophies to enhance our programs.
  • Support and contribute to the field of orientation and transition research.


  • Help educate students on what it means to be a part of the university community.
  • Value the views and perspectives of staff and students and create spaces for open dialogue and discussion
  • Create a culture of acceptance among staff and students.
  • Keep staff and campus partners informed of programmatic changes and expectations in a timely manner.
  • Inclusive in language, programs, and our operations.


  • Provide resources & referrals to students.
  • Help departments access and serve the incoming student populations.
  • Break down information in a manageable way for new students.
  • Help students identify and create support networks.


Contact Us
Monday to Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Office: UW1 Lower Level Vista
18115 Campus Way NE
Box 358555
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Phone: 425.352.5266
Email: uwbotp@uw.edu
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