New Student Networks


New Student Networks (NSN) provide tailored support for new students with unique transitional needs who self-identify with one or more of the offered networks. Networks are a pre-matriculation service and close at the end of Welcome Week Autumn Quarter.


  • Build community around each of the identity groups
  • Socially establish a greater community that reflects all identities
  • Assist in successful transitions for academic and social success:
    • Refer new students to campus departments, offices, clubs, and organizations
    • Produce a comprehensive resource list that will be available for Network members to access

Main Goals:

  • Provide more programs and information for underrepresented transitioning students
  • Support and connect new students with clubs, resources, and fellow network members before Autumn Quarter
  • Assess how OTP contributes to retention efforts of incoming students
  • Better respond to the demands and needs of UWB’s invisible identities
  • Connect students with fellow peers whom they can relate to and connect with in their transition to UW Bothell

Additional Networks:

Orientation & Transition Programs recognizes that there are many identities that have a unique transition, including identities that are not currently supported by a Network. Each year, Orientation & Transition Programs intends to adjust networks to best serve the current population. If you would like to suggest a network, please email us at