Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Feature Stories


  • Daniel S. Feetham named director of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising

    November 21, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs is pleased to welcome Daniel S. Feetham to his new appointment as director of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Feetham previously served as director of Advising and Student Engagement at the College of Engineering. In that role, he oversaw an award-winning advising staff that served more than 2,000 students annually. He began his…


  • Student draws on her past to inspire the future

    October 27, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Christina Chan

    Christina Chan, ’16, knows first-hand the adversity surrounding college entrance for many high school students, especially for low-income students like herself. When she entered her junior year at Franklin High School, college loomed before her, looking more and more like an unattainable goal. College application forms and personal essays were complicated requirements that she didn’t…


  • One big Husky family

    September 30, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Students come from all across Washington state, the country and the world, but when they come here, they are all part of the same Husky family. Watch as they come together in one gigantic W. (Video)


  • Fast facts on helping students transition to the UW

    September 27, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Check out this fact sheet on Advising and Orientation, and learn about first-year students’ pathway into understanding UW values and the Husky Experience as well as the impact a thoughtful University transition has on student retention.


  • Cathy Beyer reflects on her career at UW

    September 13, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    After 30 years of working at the University of Washington, Catharine Beyer retired. During that time, she spent 17 years working in the Office of Educational Assessment and three in the Interdisciplinary Writing Program. We chatted with her to learn more about her time at the UW. What drew you to the UW? At 37,…


  • Scholarship recipients announced!

    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    This has been a remarkable year for scholarships! Twenty students, including 10 undergraduates, received Fulbright Scholarships. These students will spend the year either teaching English or researching internationally. Graduating senior, Krittika D’Silva will be attending Cambridge University on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Recent graduate Benjamin Lee will be working on issues of Chinese security as…


  • Ed Taylor Reflects on the 2015-16 School Year

    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The common thread running through the University of Washington’s purple and gold tapestry is a campus-wide commitment to service and the public good. I am inspired to watch the Husky culture of service grow year after year.


  • The Undergrad Research Symposium in Pictures

    June 7, 2016

    Bryan Nakata

    The Nineteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, organized by the Undergraduate Research Program, gives research experiences for undergraduates in all academic disciplines. The Symposium gives undergraduates the chance to present what they learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. It also provides a forum for students, faculty and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the…


  • Photos from Mary Gates Endowment Event 2016

    June 7, 2016

    Bryan Nakata

    The Mary Gates Endowment expands opportunities for undergraduates by providing research and leadership scholarships that ask students to articulate their goals, identify mentors, reflect on their experiences and actively engage in their own learning processes. Each year, a celebration dinner is held to honor the recipients of the Mary Gates Endowment for Students scholarship. Learn more here.…


  • Congratulations to the class of 2016!

    June 7, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    It's graduation season and we wanted to hear more about our graduating seniors' time at the UW. We asked and they answered the following questions: What advice do you have for the incoming class? Tell us about your proudest achievement beyond the classroom (ex. community-based service, research learning, leadership, etc.)? Who had the biggest impact…