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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Bridge Workshop Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Our Most Common Questions

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.

Students who are traditionally underrepresented in selected STEM degrees are invited to participate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Students are responsible of providing their own transportation to WSU Pullman.

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.

Full participation is expected unless prior arrangements have been made with the Bridge Workshop LSAMP directors.

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, or by phone at (509) 335-3347.

Please contact our Bridge Workshop Staff via email at or by phone at (509) 335-3347. They will get in contact with the WSU Access Center to better assist your needs.

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.

More Questions?

Feel free to contact us for help. Email or call 509-335-3347.