Students find the Freshman Mentoring Program improves their first-year experience and grade point average. Whether you are feeling prepared for college or not, it will provide you with a personal mentor to help you navigate the first year.
What can a mentor help you with?
Your mentor checks in with you each week and connects you with resources on and off campus to assist you with the many facets of your college experience-academics, health (physical and mental), finances, social opportunities, choosing a major, job exploration, and spiritual matters-that will allow for continual growth.
What is the benefit of having a mentor?
We have found the program increases the likelihood that a student will stay in college, and we want every freshman to have this advantage, so participation in the program is required.
Who will be your mentor?
You will have the opportunity to choose your mentor during JumpStart freshmen orientation.
Learn more about JumpStart or register >
WWU students on the Freshman Mentor Program
“It’s a nice thing to have, especially if you’re stressed. Someone is there for you besides your parents and friends.”
“It is helpful in dealing with new college adjustments and also managing classes.”
“It’s a nice break from life to be able to talk to someone and have the support.”
“It’s like having a road map, a counselor, and a friend in one person who makes one half-hour a week all about you.”