How does it work?
Each first-year student is enrolled in the program and is assigned a coach who will
meet them during summer orientation and continue supporting them through fall
What type of support do they offer?
Coaches hold individual sessions at least once a month to build strong relationships,
facilitate personal goal-setting, and refer students to appropriate resources. They help
students achieve strong academic results and offer unique involvement opportunities.
We know finding communities can be difficult, so coaches also host social events and
connect students with club activities on campus. Beyond that, our coaches run the
New Student Networks, which are specific pathways for students who may have
unique transition experiences.
What to expect:
Pre-Orientation: Peer Coaches will reach out to first-year students over the summer,
before their scheduled orientation. This one-on-one conversation is a chance to get to
know each other, learn more about the program, and answer any questions about the
Orientation & Advising session.
Orientation: Peer Coaches will facilitate a small-group session with their coachees.
This gives first-year students a chance to build relationships with their coach and
other new students, get acquainted with the campus, and discover ways to get
Fall Quarter: Once a month, first-year students will meet individually with their
coaches to set goals, discuss achievements and challenges, and create personalized
action plans. Our team of coaches will also host social events for all first-year students
to attend in order to build lasting relationships and networking opportunities.
Why We Became Peer Coach Leaders
"Being a part of the peer coach team completely changed my college experience. I had never considered pursuing student affairs as a career, but seeing the impact that I can make on students and their transition to UWB left me feeling like I wanted continue this path."
“Being an orientation leader and peer coach was a life-changing experience for me. I learned more about myself and the position gave me the skills and experience I needed to help me be successful in my current and future endeavors.”
“Being a peer coach was a very rewarding experience; getting to see my fellow students grow and find their own place on campus filled me with joy.”