Bridge Workshop Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Our Most Common Questions
What is Bridge?
Bridge is a three-day workshop for incoming freshman and transfer STEM students to help them bridge their previous education with their future education at Washington State University. Students will learn about many programs and services available to them for their 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 for these ethnic groups has traditionally been much lower than it should be based on the ethnic composition of our 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 for you to take advantage of.
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 & STARS students. They can speak about life on the WSU campus and answer any questions students may have.
When is Bridge?
Sunday, August 15th – Tuesday, August 17th, 2021.
Note: Fall Move-In is Friday, August 13th – Monday, August 16th, 2021. We recommend all our students to arrive early to campus to avoid large crowds and create a better move into your permanently 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 Grant.
Will transportation be provided?
Students are responsible of providing their own transportation to Pullman.
Will parents participate?
Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions parents will not be able to participate in our Bridge Workshop this year.
What is expected of student participation?
Full participation is expected unless prior arrangements have been made with the Bridge Workshop LSAMP and STARS directors.
Where do I access the registration link?
The 2021 Bridge Workshop Invitation and Registration Link will be sent to all qualifying students via their WSU emails on July 13th, 2021. If you believe you are LSAMP or STARS eligible please contact our Bridge Workshop Staff via email: email@example.com, or by phone: (509) 335-3347.
What if I need accommodations?
Please contact our Bridge Workshop Staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (509) 335-3347. They will get in contact with the 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, or dinner. There are also markets and cafes around campus to grab a quick bite. On Monday, students will be given a 2 hour lunch break, this is an opportunity to tour Pullman on the Pullman Transit and grab a quick bite.
Feel free to contact us for help. Email email@example.com or call 509-335-3347.