STP Mission Statement

The mission of the Student Transition Program (STP) is to provide engaging and inclusive services, resources, and opportunities that welcome and support first-generation, first-in-family, and geographically underrepresented students during their collegiate journey at the University of Mary Washington.

  • First-generation: a member of the first generation in their family to graduate from a four-year college or university
  • First-in-Family: the first individual in their family to go to college
  • Underrepresented: identifying with a permanent residence in a geographic location designated rural and/or out-of-state

The objectives of STP are fulfilled through:

  • A two-week summer residential program
  • College success courses in the summer & fall semesters
  • Small group and individual intrusive academic advising
  • Career development & pre-professional planning