Celebrating service and leadership

Still of Zack Peggins

Each year, thousands of UW undergraduates engage in service and leadership projects on campus and in the community, bringing the classroom beyond the four walls that house desks and chairs. At the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, students showcase their work and learning related to these projects. Students, staff, faculty and community members hear about these dynamic experiences from the students firsthand.


Discover the impact of student service and leadership at the Spring Celebration

Picture of Hanna Dinh volunteering with young student

UW students have a zeal for community service and activism. In 2012-13, more than 7,000 students engaged in academic service-learning, volunteering a staggering 465,000 hours with organizations such as Girls on the Run and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  That’s the equivalent of 53 years of service. In recognition of this extraordinary accomplishment, the… Read More


Thousands from UW community and Seattle to volunteer for MLK Day of Service

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On January 20, 2014, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, thousands of volunteers will honor the civil rights leader’s legacy of service by volunteering in the community at more than 80 projects identified by local nonprofit organizations. The MLK Day of Service is an annual, national tradition. The University of Washington-coordinated event brings together University… Read More


There’s no one way to be a Husky

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Nearly 30,000 undergraduates at the UW means 30,000 individual ways to be a Husky. The UW offers students countless opportunities to bring their academics beyond the classroom, grow as leaders, contribute to research, become global citizens, and serve our communities near and far. Learn about some particularly meaningful student experiences.


Oh the places they’ll go! New grads and their plans

Merzamie Cagaitan

Taking our inspiration from the classic children’s book (and graduation gift), Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, we asked some new graduates a couple questions. Those questions are: What’s your most memorable experience with an Undergraduate Academic Affairs program? Dr. Seuss says, “You have brains in your head. / You have feet in… Read More