First-Generation Navigational Seminars Overview

About the Seminars

The First-Generation Navigational Seminars at Western Washington University is a year-long seminar series designed to help first-generation students successfully navigate their first year of college.

Through the seminars, students will:

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to excel in their studies.
  • Have community-building opportunities.
  • Build lasting relationships with fellow first-generation students, creating a supportive network.
  • Be introduced to university resources and how best to utilize them.

Who Can Attend the Seminars?

These seminars are reserved for first-generation, Washington College Grant-eligible, first-year students.

If you do not meet the above criteria, we invite you to explore our other First-Year Academic Programs.

Seminar Series

Fall Quarter – Seminar 190: Curricular & Campus Engagement

  • Gain insights into university resources and build a foundation for academic success.
  • Develop a supportive community through cohort activities and discussions.

Winter Quarter – Seminar 191: Co-Curricular Partnerships

  • Engage with on-campus partners and participate in Accessibility, Equity and Inclusion (ADEI) training.
  • Enhance your understanding of co-curricular opportunities that complement your academic experience.

Spring Quarter – Seminar 192: Extra-Curricular & Community Relations

  • Apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings through community service and extracurricular activities.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills and community involvement.

Learn more about the seminars >

How to Reserve Your Spot

The First-Generation Navigational Seminars are open to incoming first-year, first-generation students eligible for the Washington College Grant.

Reservations close on July 17, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. or when the program fills.

Reserve your spot

You will need to log in to your Admitted Student Portal to make a reservation.

Cancellation

Reservation cancellation requests must be received by August 31, 2024, and sent in writing to FirstYearInterestGroup@wwu.edu or Shurla.Thibou@wwu.edu.