UW Bothell Hosts Everett Middle School Students

March 04, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash., March 4, 2011 – The University of Washington Bothell hosted 280 students from Everett’s Eisenhower Middle School on March 3, 2011. The visit was part of an outreach program engineered to help middle school students identify more closely with higher education.

The students received a brief presentation followed by a campus tour, some time to interact with university current students, and a tour of the wetlands, which take up over half of the UW Bothell campus and are part of one of the largest wetlands restoration projects in the Pacific Northwest.

In February, 360 eighth-grade students from Everett’s Evergreen Middle
School also visited the campus.

UW Bothell Associate Director of Admissions, Lindsey Wille, states that “one of the best ways to promote higher education to middle and high school students is by actually showing them what our university has to offer. Campus tours inform students about the process of transitioning into college, convey the mentality necessary to be a successful student, and demonstrate the excitement of university life enjoyed by UW Bothell students. Most importantly, our goal is to inspire students to realize that they can actually
attend college.”

The UW Bothell Office of Admissions hosts a variety of events throughout the year which are targeted to local high school students. The campus also offers daily tours for the public Monday through Friday at 3:00 p.m. For tour registration information, visit uwb.edu.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.

Photo Caption: Eisenhower Middle School students enjoy a tour of the wetlands of the UW Bothell campus.