Missions Registration Form

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  • As a representative of Jesus Christ and Washington Adventist University, I will behave at all times in a manner that brings glory and honor to God. I will also respect and follow the group leader/s and his/her decisions.
  • I am aware that my every word and action is being watched during the entire mission trip experience. Therefore, I agree to act and talk in a manner that glorifies the name of Jesus Christ. I want everything I do or say to draw people to Jesus.
  • I am a guest in the country I am visiting. I will respect and follow the traditions of the local people and nationals.
  • I have come to learn from the people of which I come in contact with. I will not criticize the culture, efficiency, work habits, food, traditions, etc. with which I come in contact with.
  • I agree to have a servant attitude at all times. To be a witness in any activity and in everything I will participate in while on the trip. I will be flexible.
  • I will use words that encourage and build up my team members and the nationals at all times. This means I will refrain from gossip or words that bring dissention and take focus away from the goals of the trip.
  • I will have a positive attitude at all times. Every trip hasits challenges and unforeseen circumstances.
  • I will take the challenges as opportunities to be a witness for Jesus Christ.
  • I will work with all members of the team.
  • I will refrain from pursuing romantic relationships during the trip.
  • I will attend all team meetings and fulfill the responsibilities I have agreed tobefore, during, and after the trip.
  • If I am not able to attend a meeting I will make sure team leaders are notified in advance.
  • If I break any of the rules listed above, at the discretion of the group leader, my mission trip can be terminated and I can be sent. I realize that to attend this trip and represent Jesus Christ on the mission field is a privilege and if I abuse that privilege, this constitutes the right for my trip to end prematurely.
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First Year Experience (FYE)

What is FYE at Washington Adventist University?

The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help new students learn the Washington Adventist University culture, adjust to the new academic challenges of higher education, and master the rigors of college life. The program is a university-wide effort to orient new students to the WAU campus and help them quickly feel they are an important part of the community as they learn how to be a successful college student.  The program combines thoughtful instruction, cooperative learning, experiential activities, and spiritual support in a small class setting to provide new students with a great beginning at WAU.

What is the WAU First Year Experience Mentoring Program?

The program pairs alumni and friends of the university with new students who are looking for educational advice, career guidance and life lessons. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to give back to the next generation of WAU students.


Common Reading for 2015-2016

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by DeVon Franklin

Produced by Faith by DeVon Franklin is about looking at life in the context of a movie. Life includes setbacks and victories, high points and low points, conflicts and resolutions, just like any good movie. This book follows the process of a movie production to encourage readers to fight for their dreams and never give up on faith. 

“To get where you want to go, first you have to become the person God wants you to be,” according to author DeVon Franklin. 

See book info


FYE includes:

  • New Student Orientation: a week of experiences designed to help you learn what to expect academically, how to navigate campus, and where to find things, including campus resources and support services.
  • FYE Class: a one credit-hour class taken during the first semester that teaches new students foundational skills needed to adjust to college life, learn the importance of critical thinking, and develop a strong cohort of peers. 
  • FYE Common Reading:  a book chosen to engage, enlighten and encourage new students is assigned as summer reading.  In the first few weeks of the semester, students will deliver class presentations based on their common reading book assignments.
  • FYE Activities: student engagement opportunities completed throughout the year consisting of a variety of activities including workshops, off campus outings, networking, and new experiences.
  • FYE Academic Enhancement: provided by a collaborative effort between the Betty Howard Center for Student Success staff, academic department tutors, and the FYE coordinator, to help students manage the challenges of college classes.
  • FYE Mentoring: provides the student with a trained and committed mentor who will provide insight, guidance and support from a different prospective to help new students grow personally and professionally.

What FYE can do for the new WAU student?

  • Teach skills that will enhance college success.
  • Help forge connections with faculty, staff and peers.
  • Provide a strong since of belonging in the WAU community.
  • Create challenges to see the world in a different way.
  • Provide opportunities to grow intellectually and spiritually.

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The transition to college can be challenging, confusing and difficult. Those first weeks can be filled with questions and unknowns.  The FYE program at WAU equips new students with the knowledge and skills to find answers to their questions and empowers them to be successful.  Beginning with the first days of New Student Orientation, the FYE team members engage students with a multitude of experiences that help stimulate focus and determination to be a successful student, all the way to graduation.  The foundation of the FYE program will make the new student experience the adventure of a life time.

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FirstYearExperienceAtWAU

Find us in person at the Betty Howard Center for Student Success in Wilkinson Hall, Room 133.


This year we have an exciting new program called STEM University(STEM U), designed for students majoring in the following STEM fields: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics.

In this university within the university, science is champion! For more information, please check out our webpage or Facebook page.



Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Ave.
Takoma Park, Md. 20912
Becky Barker FYE Coordinator
Phone 301-891-4106 / 301-576-0192
E-Mail: fye@wau.edu