Bridge Workshop Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Our Most Common Questions
What is Bridge?
Bridge is a multi-day workshop for incoming freshman and transfer STEM students to help them bridge their previous education with their college education at Washington State University. Students will learn about many programs and services available to them to support their path to academic success success.
Who is invited to Bridge?
Students who are traditionally underrepresented in selected STEM degrees are invited to participate.
How does LSAMP define a traditional underrepresented student?
Students who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American/Indian, and Pacific Islander. Representation in STEM fields from these ethnic groups has traditionally been low based on the ethnic composition of the general population. Please review the NSF Program Solicitation for more information.
Why should I attend Bridge rather than continue my vacation or job for an extra week before school starts?
This workshop is an investment for your future. You will meet and make friends with other students interested in the STEM + Health Care fields and learn about opportunities & resources available to you.
What will I learn?
Sessions will be held on career planning, time management, study skills, stress management, and much more. Classroom sessions will be held on “How to Succeed in Math and Chemistry.” Current WSU students will serve as Bridge Leaders and peer mentors throughout the academic school year for our incoming LSAMP students. They can speak about life on the WSU campus and answer any questions you might have.
When is Bridge?
Sun, Aug. 14 – Tues., Aug. 16, 2022
Note: We recommend all our LSAMP students arrive early to campus for fall move-in to residence halls, to avoid large crowds and create an easier transition to your assigned residence hall.
What are the fees?
Because this workshop is important for adjusting to WSU and the new living environment, your costs will be covered by the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) Grant.
Will transportation be provided?
Students are responsible of providing their own transportation to WSU Pullman.
Will parents participate?
The Bridge program is specifically designed with the success of the students in mind. Unlike the New Coug Orientation, which includes programming designed for parents, the Bridge program for LSAMP does not have a parental component.
What is expected of student participation?
Full participation is expected unless prior arrangements have been made with the Bridge Workshop LSAMP directors.
Where do I access the registration link?
The 2022 Bridge Workshop Invitation and Registration Link will be sent to all qualifying students via their WSU emails in mid-summer. If you believe you are LSAMP eligible, please contact our Bridge Workshop Staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (509) 335-3347.
What if I need accommodations?
Please contact our Bridge Workshop Staff via email at email@example.com or by phone at (509) 335-3347. They will get in contact with the WSU Access Center to better assist your needs.
What food will be covered at the Bridge Workshop?
Throughout the Bridge Workshop we will provide snacks and water for students. Sunday’s lunch will be free of charge to students and on Tuesday, the last day of the workshop, we will provide to-go boxes. For the remaining days of the workshop, we recommend students to take advantage of the dining halls to eat breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. There are also markets and cafes around campus to grab a quick bite.
Feel free to contact us for help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-335-3347.