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Breakout Sessions

Directions: Descriptions of elective sessions are shown here. Following the descriptions, you will be asked to rank the electives in order of preference. You will be assigned to three elective sessions. If you choose "Jumpstart Reads", it will count as two of your elective sessions.


"A Healthy Balance" How to deal with all the demands of university life and still keep your life balanced spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.
"Dealing with Academic Intimidation" Tips for Academic Success from a Professor.
"Getting from Here to Your Career" Choose a major that fits your interests and will help you reach your life goals.
"Getting Connected" How to take advantage of the "extra value" of a Christian university and get involved spiritually and socially.
"Managing Your Cash" Getting the most from your limited dollars.
"Relationships and Dating" Ideas for creative dates at WWU and guidelines for building lasting relationships.
"JumpStart Reads"

Join us for a discussion about how these texts can help you navigate your own transition to college and understand the different challenges your classmates may be facing. The selected works are listed below. Please note that JumpStart Reads counts for two sessions meaning that you would only need one additional elective session. Links to the readings will be sent to everyone who registers for this session.

JumpStart Reads selections:

  • Talea Anderson’s “Playing Beethoven” (2009)

    This essay, written by a WWU history and English graduate, asks us to think about the different ways in which people see, hear, and communicate.

  • Sarah Smarsh’s “Country Pride: What I Learned Growing Up in Rural America” (2018)

  • Sarah Smarsh describes the difficulties of crossing a socio-economic divide as she moved from her rural home to an urban college.

  • Nate Marshall’s “Recycling” (2015)

  • Langston Hughes’s “Theme for English B” (1959)

    Both of these poems invite us to “feel and see and hear” what it is like for students to cross a cultural divide in their educational experience.


Rank Elective Sessions

Rank these breakout sessions according to your interest by dragging them from left to right with your mouse. (Most interesting on top.) The selections can be re-sorted at any time by dragging and dropping within the column.

  • Dealing With Academic Intimidation
  • From Here To Your Career
  • Relationships and Dating
  • A Healthy Balance
  • Jumpstart Reads

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