Undergraduate Academic Affairs

From Sputnik to the 21st century: A brief history of the UW Honors Program

Being a student of the popular TV show “Mad Men” isn’t necessary to recognize the significant shifts in American society in the 1960s. The UW Honors Program was created in the midst of these changes. In this brief history, learn how and why the Honors Program came about and how it’s different today.

Seventh UW Common Book explores the meaning and power of respect

Respect: An Exploration by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot has been selected as the seventh University of Washington Common Book. The UW Common Book project welcomes freshmen and transfer students to the University’s academic community through a shared reading experience and offers opportunities for students and faculty to enjoy special common book events and discussions. Respect tells the