University Marketing & Communications

Starbucks in the (Dawg) House!


Starbucks has partnered with the University of Washington and together we are strengthening the student experience and providing opportunities to engage, connect and benefit the entire Seattle community. Building a richer relationship between two iconic institutions with deep connections to our hometown is important to us and we are excited to support and collaborate with each other.

Our focus will be supporting our shared goals and initiatives including inspiring leadership development, enriching our community, environmental sustainability and exploring ways to augment education and training. Starbucks is heavily invested in enabling thriving communities wherever they do business and it is very apparent here on the UW campus.  Here are just a few ways Starbucks is supporting the UW community:


Husky Leadership Initiative: U Lead We Lead
Starbucks is supporting this student leadership event, encouraging students to build their leadership skills.

Husky Leadership Initiative: UW Leadership Firesides
Starbucks is dedicated to the development of student leaders and proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Leadership Firesides

Veterans Appreciation Week
Starbucks is committed to assisting veterans and their families transition from military to civilian life. They proudly support the UW Veterans Center in their mission to help student veterans find and build a community within the UW.

MLK Day of Service
Starbucks and UW are both strong affiliates with the United Way.  Each January, our forces come together to encourage students, faculty and Seattle residents to spend time volunteering as a “day on” rather than a “day off”, in support of Martin Luther King Jr’s great legacy.

Check back for more details on what Starbucks is working on with the UW!