Dream Project freshmen reflect on year 1 at the UW

Photo of Oscar Alejandre

The Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education. Students in the Dream Project overcome incredible obstacles to attend college, but the challenges—and rewards—don’t end once they step foot on campus. Three Dream Project students describe their journey to UW, what they’ve learned their first year, and how it feels to give back (also, how important the bowling alley is and when to stop calling your mother!)


UW Dream Project is awarded a $150,000 College Spark Washington Community Grant

Picture of Dream Project mentor helping high school student

The Dream Project at the University of Washington has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 College Spark Washington Community Grant today to enhance its current work by improving its curriculum, materials and training of mentors; and improvements to its data management system to better inform efforts to help students avoid remediation.


Helping the home team from the dugout

Oscar Castro Jr with Russell Wilson

Four hours in and the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels remain tied at 2-2, a full 18 innings into the game. The Mariners are at bat with the bases loaded and two outs. They send their hitter to the plate, the batter surely feeling the fate of the game push down on his knuckles as he prepares for a swing. Everybody, including Mariners batboy and University of Washington alumnus Oscar Castro, is anxious.


A Day in the Life: Dawn Tuason

Dawn in her cap and gown

If the University of Washington were a swimming pool, Dawn Tuason has not only swam the length of it, she’s swam the width of it as well. Involved in service, research, and scholarship, Dawn exemplifies the potential of a UW undergraduate experience like no other. Throughout her time as an undergraduate, Dawn has been a… Read More


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