Transition Programs

New Student Networks

New Student Networks Information



New Students Networks (NSN), an Orientation and Transition Programs (OTP) initiative, will create additional support for students with unique transitional needs who self-identify as first generation, GLBTQ, Student with Children, Student with Disability, Undocumented, and/or veteran.


  1. Build community around each of the 3 identities
  2. Socially establish a greater community that reflects all 3 identities
  3. Assist in successful transitions for academic and social success:
    1. Discuss expectations and norms that are unique to the UW Bothell culture
    2. Refer new students to campus departments, offices, clubs, and organizations
    3. Produce comprehensive resource pages that will be accessible on the OTP website and at Network events

Main Goals:

  1. Provide more programs and information for underrepresented transitioning students
  2. Support new students throughout their first year
  3. Assess how OTP contributes to retention efforts of incoming students
  4. Better respond to the demands and needs of UWB’s invisible identities
  5. Connect students with fellow peers whom they can relate to and connect with in their transition to UW Bothell

Additional Networks:

Orientation & Transition Programs recognizes that there are many identities that have a unique transition, including dentities that are not currently supported by a network. Each year, Orientation & Transition Programs intends to add additional networks. If you would like to suggest a network, please complete the Network Suggestion Form.


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Office: UW1 Welcome Desk
18115 Campus Way NE
Box 358555
Bothell, WA 98011-8246
Phone: 425.352.5266
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