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July 16, 2021

Montlake Bridge temporarily closes August 9

The upcoming closure of the Montlake Bridge in Seattle from August 9 to September 3 will cause traffic delays in the surrounding area. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be making repairs to the bridge. Please plan ahead by allowing additional travel time for traffic and detours. A second phase involves closing the…


June 8, 2021

UW virtual commencement ceremonies on June 12 and 13

The UW’s 146th commencement ceremonies happen the weekend of June 12 and 13. This year’s graduates will participate in virtual commencement ceremonies, as was the case last year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Seattle event begins at noon on June 12. UW Tacoma’s starts at 10 a.m. on June 12 and UW Bothell’s takes…


June 4, 2021

Saying farewell to another successful Tent City 3 stay

Forty people living in Tent City 3 (TC3) wrapped up their three-month stay at the University of Washington at the end of winter quarter. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, hosting TC3 fit the UW’s public-service mission. While many interactions with TC3 took place virtually this year, careful planning and…


May 6, 2021

New outdoor dining area on revamped NE 43rd St.

Picnic tables on a city street

With the pandemic spurring more outdoor dining and recent completion of a new NE 43rd Street, the University District Partnership has sparked a new look between the light rail station and campus, one that emphasizes people over vehicles. The Partnership has deployed picnic tables along 43rd for everyone to enjoy – preferably with a meal from…


May 4, 2021

UW announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for students starting fall 2021

University of Washington announced on May 3 that all students will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this coming fall. View UW News coverage for details or President Cauce’s campus communication. Information on vaccine access, as well as information about support resources and campus operations, can be found on the University’s updated Novel coronavirus webpages….



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