Office of External Affairs

Faculty Field Tour

2015 Faculty Field Tour

Applications are open


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For more information:

Harry Hayward, tour director in University Marketing and Communications | 206-685-2647

Things to know about Washington State:

UW Connections to Medicine
Maritime Industry in Washington
Trade in Washington State

The Annual UW Faculty Field Tour is a five-day, expense paid tour of the state of Washington.  It is designed for faculty members who are new to Washington and to the university.  The tour covers roughly 1,000 miles and features high-tech manufacturers (including Boeing), vineyards and orchards, mountains and Grand Coulee Dam.  It’s a chance to meet other new faculty from a variety of disciplines, learn where UW students come from and talk one-on-one with the President and Provost.

“I was most impressed by: the Columbia River, its connection to every site we visited, and its central role in Washington State’s history, economy, development…I could go on and on. Mind = blown.”  Deborah Raftus – 2008 tour

“Sign up as quickly as you can. The tour gives you a fabulous introduction to the state’s varied regions, your fellow faculty members, and what the people in the state are doing.”
Larry Wear – 2007 tour