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

Connecting Community Colleges to WSU

Connecting Community Colleges to WSU is an annual event organized to welcome student guests and their advisor-mentors from the state’s community colleges.

This STEM-focused campus-visit event offers prospective STEM students a great chance to:

  • Talk to WSU academic advisors for who specialize in information for STEM majors.
  • Explore cutting-edge STEM labs in person.
  • Visit with former community college students who are now part of the WSU LSAMP community.
  • Learn about fun and active clubs that are specially for STEM students.
  • Discover opportunities and support available through multicultural student resources.
  • Get answers to questions about courses and prerequisites, transferring, academic advising, student organizations, and more!

Typical Schedule for Student Attendees


  • Hotel check-in
  • Greeting and ice-breaker activities
  • Tour of the award-winning Student Recreation Center on campus


  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Check-in on campus for the event
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Introduction to WSU resources and organizations relating to admissions, transferring, financial aid, scholarships, and more
  • Breakout sessions:
    • Explore the benefits of participating in WSU LSAMP
    • Prepare for graduate school
    • Learn about how to get involved in undergraduate research with a faculty mentor
  • Lunch with current WSU LSAMP students
  • Visit with WSU academic advisors who work with students in STEM majors
  • STEM lab tours
  • Dinner and survey

All students must abide by WSU campus policies and regulations for the whole duration of this event, including to and from campuses and throughout the visit. Read about conduct policies.


For the 2019 event, the following information was provided to attendees:


Quality Inn
S.E. 1400 Bishop Blvd., Pullman, WA 99163
Quality Inn website


Arranged by each campus.
Travel and Transportation Information

Friday Meals

Covered by the Connecting Community Colleges to WSU event, based on approval of a MESA director/LSAMP liaison and/or community college advisor-mentors who accompanied students from community colleges.



Who Are We?

WSU LSAMP, a program in the WSU Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement in the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, provides support, resources, and opportunities to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) underrepresented minority students who are on a path to be successful in STEM fields at the university level.

The WSU LSAMP program is a member of PNW LSAMP, with a goal to create a culture and community of success for STEM majors. Through LSAMP, underrepresented minority students receive mentoring, tutoring, career guidance, professional development, and graduate school preparation. In addition, students have opportunities to create social networks through events and activities facilitated by WSU LSAMP. Connect with us on Facebook.