College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) -University of Washington

Academic Level
Issue Area
Support Services
Key Personnel
Program Focus
First Year Support


The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington (UW) strives to provide individuals who identify as migrant and/or seasonal farmworkers with tools to assist with their transition to college, as well as offer academic support during their first year. CAMP’s goal is to provide holistic services to their students and support them through college graduation.

Program Description

CAMP at UW was established in July 2010. CAMP assists first-year college students that come from migrant/seasonal farmworker backgrounds to attend the UW and continue in postsecondary education. CAMP works with campus faculty, student services, and community-based agencies to help students persist through their first year of college and graduate with baccalaureate degrees. Students receive multiple services, including help with UW admissions application, access to research and internships/job opportunities, cultural/social activities, mentoring, counseling/academic advising, tutoring/instructional support, and a $1,200 participation stipend.


98.7% of students served since the program began have been Latino.

The 2010 cohort, the first CAMP cohort a UW consisted of 50 students, with 44 of them graduating.  

As of September 2017, 155 UW CAMP students have earned a UW baccalaureate degree, not including students that have earned associates and/or baccalaureate degrees elsewhere.