First Year and Exploratory Advising
Bouillon Hall 206
(509) 963-2722

We are now part of the Learning Commons!

Our office has joined the Learning Commons and is now located on the first floor of Brooks Library.

We are here to assist you.

First Year & Exploratory Advising provides essential advising support for incoming first year and continuing students who are exploring their academic major options. Advisors in this area will guide informed decision making and utilize student development theories and proactive advising strategies to support student’s educational goals. First Year & Exploratory advisors assist students to have a successful transition to the university, explore potential majors, and connect to vital resources.

Our Vision

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The Exploratory and STAR Academic Advising unit strives to promote academic success by delivering student-centered best practices in academic advising. We aspire to be an exemplary academic advising program for the university, state, and region.

Our Mission

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The mission of the Exploratory and STAR Academic Advising unit is to empower students to reach their academic, professional, and personal goals. Through a collaborative relationship, advisors will support students as they explore, reflect, and build connections at CWU.

Our Commitment to Equity

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We strive to model and promote equity in our work with students and the university community by continuing to be culturally conscious. We believe it is vital to approach each person uniquely by seeking to understand their intersecting identities and how their experiences influence who they are as individuals. It is our hope that through this understanding, our students feel empowered to gain autonomy in their academics and define their own success. Our actions need to be culturally responsive, building beyond our own experiences to create opportunities for all to thrive.

Our Shared Values

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  • Growth Minded
  • Student Centered