Academic Support Programs
Part of the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, and Student SuccessThrough drop-in, multidisciplinary tutoring at the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment, academic achievement courses, and one-on-one tutor-mentor relationships, Academic Support programs provide high-level academic support for the full range of UW undergraduates, from those who are academically disadvantaged to those who are advanced.
Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center
Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & DiversityThe Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center engages undergraduates in community-based learning such as service learning and internships, volunteer opportunities, and community events. Center staff also work with faculty, students, and community partners to develop academic connections between the classroom and community.
Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity
Programs in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity connect UW undergraduates with opportunities to participate in research with faculty, to engage in community-based learning and leadership, and to compete for local, national, and international scholarships. These programs include:
Center for Learning & Undergraduate Enrichment
The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) is a late-night academic center designed to support all UW undergraduates, with a strong emphasis on freshmen and transfer students who are enrolled in many of the UW's crucial lower-division courses.
Center for Teaching and Learning
In partnership with Undergraduate Academic Affairs, The Graduate School, and University Libraries, the Center for Teaching and Learning promotes student learning by supporting and strengthening the UW teaching community. The Center works with individuals, departments, and communities of practice, as well as in collaboration with campus partners, to share knowledge of best practices and evidence-based research on teaching, learning, and mentoring.
Classroom Support Services
Classroom Support Services (CSS) is the provider of media and technical support services to UW Seattle students, faculty and staff. CSS is an innovator and national leader in the design and integration of technologies in state-of-the-art learning environments and offers a full range of multimedia and learning space design expertise. CSS supports instruction in more than 300 general use campus classrooms and its student equipment loan program gives Seattle students to access $1.2M worth of modern multimedia and computing equipment. CSS hosts premier public service and cultural events and provides equipment and support for departmental events both on and off campus.
The Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education and raises awareness among university students about the issues of educational opportunity and social mobility. A student-initiated high school outreach program, the Dream Project partners UW students with first-generation and low-income students in Seattle area high schools to assist in the college admissions process, including SAT preparation, applications, writing essays, applying for financial aid, and finding scholarships.
First Year Programs
First Year Programs empowers entering students to become engaged and confident learners by facilitating supportive communities and creating educational experiences. This program assists new freshmen, transfer students, and families as they establish and enrich their relationship with the UW community throughout their first year of enrollment. Activities of First Year Programs include quarterly advising and orientation sessions, Dawg Daze, Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS), and Transfer Student Interest Groups (TRIGS).
Global Opportunities Advisers
Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & DiversityA collaboration with International Programs and Exchanges and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Global Opportunities advisers connect students to study abroad opportunities through advising and financial resources.
Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & DiversityPart of a leading national nonprofit organization, Jumpstart at the University of Washington connects UW undergraduates with low-income Seattle preschoolers to help these children build the language, literacy, and social skills necessary for later academic and life success.
Mary Gates Endowment
Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & DiversityThe University's largest endowment for undergraduate scholarships, the Mary Gates Endowment invests in undergraduate students engaged in research and leadership projects, encouraging student learning inside and beyond the classroom.
Office of Educational Assessment
The Office of Educational Assessment improves educational practice through assessment of teaching and learning and through evaluation and support of educational programs and services. The Office of Educational Assessment provides a variety of assessment services to the UW campus and external agencies including course evaluations, classroom test scoring, test administration, program evaluation, survey research, and assessment of undergraduate learning.
Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards
Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & DiversityThe Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards (OMSFA) helps UW undergraduates develop the tools and personal insights necessary to match their goals with local and national merit-based scholarship opportunities. National scholarship opportunities include the Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, and many others.
Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & DiversityThe Pipeline Project is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University of Washington with educational and service opportunities in local and regional schools and community organizations through tutoring and mentoring.
Robinson Center for Young Scholars
The Robinson Center for Young Scholars is a pioneer and an international leader in recognizing and serving the needs of gifted young pre-college and college students by providing academic programs and information to gifted students, particularly students entering the UW after 7th, 8th, or 10th grade.
Student-Athlete Academic Services
Student-Athlete Academic Services supports student-athletes through academic support and life skills that develop self-reliant and independent learners while fostering the overall growth and maturation of every student-athlete. Student-Athlete Academic Services helps student-athletes create comprehensive educational plans, including participation in the UW's academic community as well as specific academic and career development goals. The program enhances student-athletes' undergraduate experience, well-being, and overall development through collaboration with campus resources.
Part of the The Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, and Student SuccessUAA Advising helps students design an overall curriculum, drawing from the programs and opportunities across the entire University. In addition to helping students choose a major and plan their course schedules, advisers work with students to clarify academic and personal goals. As educators, advisers emphasize the core skills of critical thinking, decision-making, and the value of broad exposure to a diversity of perspectives. Advisers also provide pre-professional advising in a number of areas such as pre-medicine and pre-law.
Undergraduate Research Program
Part of the Center for Experiential Learning & DiversityThe Undergraduate Research Program facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with UW faculty members across departments and disciplines. Since 1997, it has produced the Undergraduate Research Symposium, during which hundreds of undergraduates present their research to the campus and community. It is among the largest symposia for undergraduates in the nation.
University Honors Program
The University Honors Program integrates challenging courses and diverse learning experiences for academically motivated students in a close community of faculty, staff, and peers. The core curriculum offers a broad liberal education, while departmental honors programs provide a deep disciplinary education. The program asks students to take intellectual risks; to seek an understanding of the interdependence of all branches of knowledge; to take leadership roles in confronting global change; to see the complexities of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and nationality; and to value a life of continuous learning and personal growth.
UW Common Book
The UW Common Book introduces and engages freshmen in the University's academic community. Each year, UW freshmen receive the same book at summer orientation and are expected to read it prior to fall quarter. Through this shared intellectual experience, students are challenged to examine important subjects and build community around significant issues. It is one way we welcome students to their new academic home and delve into intellectual inquiry.