Student Success

Committed to Learning. Committed to You.

WAU provides students with a warm, nurturing environment that encourages spiritual, mental, and physical growth.

The office of the Vice President for Student Life coordinates and manages all aspects of student life on campus.  As Student Life professionals, our passion is to serve and support students. Whether you’ve just come to our campus, are looking for a way to be involved, or need assistance through a difficult time, we are committed to your personal growth and success. Feel free to browse our page and discover the many ways we can help.

Our Values, Your Choice

Washington Adventist University is a learning community committed to the Seventh-day Adventist Christian vision of excellence and service.  Washington Adventist University is a community where Christ is celebrated and reflected in the academic, social, physical and spiritual experiences of its members.

Our Commitment to You

Our team of student life personnel is committed to supporting you in these important life choices and to partnering with you in a shared journey of faith and learning.

Build a Solid Foundation

We provide several resources and opportunities for students to achieve peak wellness, both academically and emotionally. 

WAU First Year Experience Students

A Better First Year Experience

Our First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help new students thrive in WAU culture and adjust to academic life.

WAU Student at Betty Howard Center for Student Success

Benefit from the Betty Howard Center for Student Success

The Betty Howard Center for Student Success is open to all students for a reason: we want all our students to make the most of their college experience. 

Professor and Student Collaborating

The Power of Cooperative Education

Our Co-Op program is nationally-recognized for registering relevant work experience. Our goal is to ensure that by the time you leave WAU, you are ready to face the world head-on.