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An activist for all

Larry Gossett, ’71, transformed UW with groundbreaking work in diversity and inclusion. He’s this year’s Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus — the highest honor the UW confers on its alumni.

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As a leader of the Student Disability Commission, Christine Lew, ’21, used her disability studies and psychology majors to work for increased access and equity for all students.

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Providing a pandemic lifeline

Diabetes patients had access to mental health care when they needed it most, thanks to a donor-supported telemedicine program.

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Sculptor and Bonderman Fellow George Rodriguez, ’09, explores stories of identity and humanity through his art.

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On Campus

Preparing for in-person classes, activities

It’s been about 18 months since the University of Washington led the nation in pivoting to online learning and working as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Now, with autumn quarter set to begin at the end of this month and many UW staff beginning their return to on-campus work this week, officials are making final preparations.


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UW among best in world, nation

Two new rankings out this month place UW among the best schools in the nation and the world. The 2022 World University Rankings of the top 1,000 universities in the world again ranked the UW as fourth among U.S. public institutions. On the Washington Monthly 2021 National University Rankings, the UW placed No. 11, moving up five positions from last year.

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Returning to campus

A safe return to in-person learning

This autumn the UW is safely returning to in-person instruction and activities. The University requires requires masks indoors for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, and also requires all students and personnel to be vaccinated.

Autumn Quarter info COVID-19 updates

Fast Facts

Did you know?

32% of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college.

For Washington

All 39 counties in Washington state are represented by students at the UW.