Student Life

June 21, 2019

You are as ready as you can be.

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Hannah reflects on finding her way at UW and preparing to take the leap into life after college in her final post as Student Life blogger. A clean slate. A blank canvas. A new beginning. Every euphemism you can think of for four vacant, expansive—dare I say boundless?—years that stretched before me back in 2015. Countless movies,…


June 6, 2019

UW Centralized Wellness Website Launches

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Nothing is more important than our students’ health and emotional well-being. And yet, the prevalence of mental health concerns among college students is rising dramatically. UW is no exception, which is why the UW Division of Student Life has led a multi-year collaborative effort to increase access to timely help and critical resources through a…


April 1, 2019

Grad Student Spotlight: How Kickboxing made me a better Teacher, Researcher, and Engineer

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Guest post from Eldridge Alcantara, UW Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD Candidate, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, and Cardio Kickboxing Group Fitness Instructor. Even though I was setting aside a pretty good life already in San Diego, CA, where I was born and raised surrounded by a large Filipino family, close friends, and a full-time engineering…


February 14, 2019

Easy Ways to Practice Self Love this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is known for a lot of things—roses and chocolate, to name just a few. It’s a day to celebrate significant others, family, and friends, but it’s also a great opportunity to remind yourself to practice some self-love as well. With the gloom of winter weather, the stress of midterms season, and finals seemingly…


January 29, 2019

UW’s Lincoln Johnson Awarded Top Student Life Honors

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By the UW Student Life team We think Lincoln Johnson (Associate Vice President for Student Life) is an extraordinary individual. And it turns out we’re not alone… We are overjoyed to announce that Lincoln has been awarded the AVP Student Affairs Professional Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). NASPA is the…


January 18, 2019

Student Voices: Perspectives on Leadership from the Husky 100

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Every year we get the opportunity to celebrate some incredible students from UW’s three campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma) as the Husky 100. This recognition honors 100 students for their exceptional contributions on and off campus and for truly making the most of their Husky Experience. These students prove that leadership is far from a…


November 5, 2018

12 New (School) Year Resolutions

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January may be the most popular time to take on a new project or goal, but for those of us still in school, September seems like a whole new year, too. Why wait until 2019 to start on some resolutions? Here are a few ideas to choose from, or to inspire your own resolutions. Find…


March 20, 2018

Dr. Denzil J. Suite elected as NASPA board chair

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 Seattle, WA Dr. Denzil J. Suite, Vice President for Student Life at the University of Washington, has been elected as the next Board Chair of NASPA, the world’s leading association for student affairs professionals. Dr. Suite, who previously served as a Member-at-Large on the NASPA Board of Directors, began…


January 17, 2018

10 Ways to Destress This Winter Quarter

Winter quarter (or any quarter, honestly) can be stressful for a variety of reasons—anything from the lack of sunlight to a mid-year motivation slump, a tough course load or just feeling stuck in a rut. If you find yourself facing a lot of stress, overwhelm, or are feeling really tense, try some of these tricks…


November 22, 2017

Reflections on gratitude from your fellow Huskies

November can be tough. Between the early darkness of Daylight Savings Time, seemingly endless midterms, and Seattle’s ever-present rain, it’s a point in Fall Quarter when it’s easy to get stressed out, overwhelmed, or just a little down, so it seemed like time for a little positivity. With Thanksgiving coming up, I decided it was…


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