Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Feature Stories


  • 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.


  • Remembering King: Students’ voices push arc toward justice – and we should listen

    January 14, 2016

    Ed Taylor

    Portrait of Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    Some 48 years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will undoubtedly bring protests to college campuses around the country, including here at the University of Washington. The students will march peacefully and forcefully. They will ask how long it will take to create a climate that welcomes every student. They will ask…


  • Welcome to fall quarter!

    September 30, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of students in W

    Each year, new Huskies come together on the field at Husky Stadium for their entering class photo. Thousands of them —stretching from one 10-yard-line to the other — form one giant W for their class photo. As students prepare to participate in opportunities all across campus over the coming years, they can find meaning in…


  • Transfer students realize their dreams, thanks to Martin Family Foundation

    September 22, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Martin Scholar David Atik

    For 20 years, the Martin Family Foundation has supported students transferring to the University of Washington from Washington state community colleges. Martin Scholars cite not just the financial help in supporting their dreams of a college education, but also the encouragement that came with the recognition.


  • Undergraduate researchers find the UW to be an awesome “summer camp”

    August 17, 2015

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Portrait of Quynh Do in her lab.

    Miguel Rios, participant in the GenOM undergraduate research program.Greg Diggs-Yang Each summer, when campus is quieter and Mt. Rainier is out more often, undergraduates from the University of Washington and from universities across the country participate in the UW version of a wonderful childhood tradition: summer camp. The UW, however, is quite a bit techier…


  • 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

    Globe image

    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.