Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

UW student and alumna named Gates Cambridge Scholars

Congratulations Krittika D’Silva and Miriam Alvarado! The UW is one of only five universities globally to have both international and U.S. scholars.

MLK Week 2016 wrap up in video and pictures

This year, we expanded our recognition of MLK Day from a day of service to a week of service, leadership, learning, legacy-building and celebration.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students’ voices push the arc toward justice. We have the chance to shape the intelligence, character and heart of the beloved community, which, for King, was a realistic, achievable goal — and it still is. Op-ed by Ed Taylor.


  • UW student and alumna named Gates Cambridge Scholars

    April 19, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Portrait of Krittika D'Silva

    “My undergraduate research experience creating software for developing countries has motivated me to pursue a career as an academic researcher,” reflects UW senior and Gates-Cambridge scholar Krittika D'Silva. D'Silva is one of two University of Washington students selected for the prestigious, international scholarship.


  • 2014-15 President’s Medalists contribute to a world of good, as undergraduates

    March 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Portrait of Junior medalist Calvin Le

    Each year, undergraduate students of the highest caliber are selected for the prestigious President’s medal. For 2014-15, the President's Medalists are active within and beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whether it's through research, teaching dance or volunteering in hospitals, these students aren't waiting until they graduate to contribute to a world of good.…


  • Video and photos from MLK Week 2016

    February 3, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    MLK Day of Service

    In January 2016, the University broadened and deepened our recognition of the MLK holiday and expanded our recognition from a day of service to a week of service, leadership, learning, legacy-building and celebration. Check out a wrap-up video and view some photos from various events from the week.

Programs & Initiatives


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