Declare Your Major Week a Success

Published: November 1, 2018

What do you want to be when you grow up? Students were encouraged to answer this question during College of Western Idaho's Declare Your Major Week Oct. 8 – 11. Declare Your Major Week was created to motivate students to think about their degrees and career goals. Students also signed up for appointments with advisors for degree planning and confirmed their declared degrees.

During Declare Your Major Week students were able to:

  • Mingle with professors and students from different majors. Over 24 majors were represented on Oct. 10 with more than 23 faculty present at both the Ada and Nampa campuses!
  • “Fish” for their future careers. Students captured “fortune fish” and advisors introduced the myPlan tool to help them explore majors and careers.
  • “Rock” their majors. Student Advising and Success (SAS) painted rocks and then hid them around CWI’s campuses. Students brought in the rocks to win prizes throughout the week.
  • Show their “major pride”! Students voted for their majors and participated in an open mic session. Top majors included Psychology, Health Science, Studio Arts, and English.

SAS is excited to make Declare Your Major Week a bi-annual event. If you want to participate or have feedback, please contact Erin Peterson at

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