Take charge of your progress toward graduation by participating in events about major certification, decision-making, and academic exploration.
Each semester, you will have the opportunity to connect with academic advisors and faculty mentors in regularly scheduled seminars, workshops, and planning sessions. Through these interactions, you will gain the tools and knowledge to ensure that you are moving through your academic career efficiently and effectively.
Majors and Academic Planning Sessions (MAPS) are held in a group setting and are pre-advisement sessions that are held each semester before priority registration. Academic advisors and faculty mentors lead these workshops and provide registration information and schedule building tools so you will make progress toward meeting your graduation requirements.
You are not required to register for MAPS – walk-ins are welcome.
New students are required to attend a New Student MAP Session which will be held early in the semester prior to their start date. For new students this is an opportunity to be introduced to information that is vital to their academic success at WSU Tri Cities – online portal navigation, academic curriculum information, meet and work with academic advisors, peer advisors and faculty mentors.
It is important for new students to complete their admissions checklist prior to attending their chosen MAP Session. Students are required to register for these sessions ahead of time and will receive confirmation with details.
Certification Seminars are workshops in which you will meet with academic advisors and faculty mentors to review your progress toward major certification, insight into course sequencing, how to apply your classroom work to real-world problem solving, and academic exploration. By participating in theses sessions, you will be better prepared to enter your program of study and take the next steps in your academic career.
New transfer students and current students with 45+ credits are encouraged to attend. Registration is required.
Academic Advisors partner with the Counseling Services to host workshops to support all students at WSU Tri-Cities. These workshops are designed to give students tools and strategies for academic success.
Stress Management & Communications
Stress Management & Communication Workshops: These workshops are designed to give students tools to deal with internal and external stressors. We will cover strategies to mitigate stress and provide practical application of the concepts that we cover. We will also discuss the role that communication plays in both stress management and success planning. We will discuss topics such as identity, giving and receiving feedback, and asking for help. Workshops will be interactive, featuring group activities and discussion.
Monday, March 20
1 to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21
9 to 10 a.m.
Workshops and discussions will be led by Aphrodite Beidler, a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State. Registration is not required.
Reinstatement Seminars are required for students who fall into academic deficiency and do not meet the University’s 2.0 GPA requirement. If you fall into this category, you must apply for reinstatement and participate in these seminars.
Seminars cover success strategies and conditions to achieve reinstatement. You will also learn about key campus resources that can help you achieve your academic goals.
Students who fall into academic deficiency will be notified via their WSU email after grades are posted. Seminars are held twice a day on January 3rd – 5th and require registration.