Undergraduate Academic Affairs


The undergraduate experience at the University of Washington is, like our students, dynamic and diverse. Gain behind-the-scenes insight into the way UAA deepens and expands academics at the UW through feature stories, UAA’s alumni e-newsletter, and recent media stories about the people and programs in UAA.

Feature Stories

  • Welcoming new undergrads to the UW

    July 24, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of orientation leaders and students at orientation

    This summer, thousands of freshmen and transfer students — 8,000+ of them — will participate in summer Advising and Orientation. With this year's record-breaking numbers of freshmen, advisers, faculty, First Year Programs' staff, student orientation leaders and campus-wide partners are busier than ever helping our newest students transition to the UW so they are able…

  • Students making the picture better (videos)

    June 25, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Picture of Vinh-Thuy Nguyen riding light rail

    UW students Vinh Thuy Nguyen and Varsha Govindaraju share how they engage and serve their communities in these videos created for the 2015 Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership.

  • Fall 2015 Collegium Seminar course descriptions

    June 19, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    Freshmen: Start your first quarter at the UW with a freshmen-only Collegium Seminar. Meet other people, get to know the professor, and explore interesting topics like super heroines in comics, the convergence of art and math, science in the courtroom, medical ethics, leadership, time travel, music of the Pacific Northwest and, yes, sex.