Novel coronavirus information

August 18, 2021

Your back-to-school checklist (Message to Seattle campus students)

This message was sent to all incoming and current students at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Similar messages are being sent to UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students from their campus leaders.

Dear UW Students,

We’re excited to return to in-person learning this fall and to welcome you to — or back to — campus. As you prepare for autumn quarter, there are a number of things that you need to do in advance to ensure you start the quarter safely and successfully.

We’ve created a Back-to-School Checklist to help you get ready. There you’ll find details on steps you need to take before you set out for campus, as well as the things to bring with you.

Some key actions for you to take:

  1. Get vaccinated against COVID-19 and complete your student COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation.
  2. Enroll in Husky Coronavirus Testing, and get tested after arriving to campus.
  3. Bring face coverings — they are required in all UW buildings and facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
  4. If you’re not fully vaccinated and traveling from outside Washington, be prepared to self-quarantine for seven days upon arrival, take coronavirus tests before and after travel, and follow all other CDC travel guidelines. International travelers should also be aware of requirements for travel to the United States.
  5. Be aware of important health guidance related to COVID-19 symptoms and exposure, including the requirement to notify if you or a close contact test positive.

Again, these are just a few of the steps — the Back-to-School Checklist has all the details, and following it will help to ensure you have a safe, healthy and successful start to the new academic year.

We can’t wait to see you on campus again and to celebrate all that you’ll accomplish as you pursue your educational goals.


Denzil J. Suite
Vice President for Student Life