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June 29, 2020

Previewing autumn quarter at the University of Washington (Message to Seattle students)

We know you and your families are eager to learn more about autumn quarter. Over the past few months, we have been hard at work preparing for how we can be safely together on our campuses while offering robust experiences for students who aren’t yet able to return in person.


New details on our plans for autumn quarter (Message to Seattle faculty & staff)

Over the past few months, people across the University have been hard at work preparing for how we can be safely together on our campuses when conditions in our region allow us to do so. We are now able to share more details about plans for autumn quarter.


June 26, 2020

Update on planning for autumn quarter (Message to instructors)

We are writing to update you on plans for autumn quarter, which will begin as scheduled on Sept. 30. Because our classes start roughly a month later than many schools on the semester system, we have a bit more time to build on what we learned in spring quarter and refine our new practices.


June 5, 2020

Most summer B term courses to be offered remotely

As we continue to put safety and health first, we have decided that summer B term will be taught remotely, with the exception of a handful of courses, most of which are in the health sciences.


June 3, 2020

New S/NS and Former Quarter Drop grading options announced

This message was sent to students across the University of Washington from the Office of the University Registrar. The University recognizes the impact these extraordinary times are having on students. To provide more flexibility, the faculty have approved two new grading options. For spring quarter 2020, S (Satisfactory) grades will count toward degree and graduation…


June 1, 2020

Supporting our students (Message to instructors)

We are deeply appreciative of the compassion and caring that you have shown for all members of our community and we are writing to urge you, in these final weeks of the quarter, as assignments become due and exams are taken, to be especially responsive to the needs that your students.


May 28, 2020

Resiliency planning for autumn quarter

We are writing with an update on instructional planning for autumn quarter and look forward to spending the next few months improving upon what we were able to accomplish for our students this spring.


May 1, 2020

COVID-19 town hall

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have upended lives and disrupted operations across the University of Washington. President Ana Mari Cauce hosted a virtual town hall on May 1 with a panel of UW leaders to address questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our community and what the future holds. Download transcript…


April 24, 2020

As we face challenges ahead, the UW will put people first

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, study, work and connect with each other. Now, we are coming to grips with the fact that many of these changes and costs will be felt far into the future.


April 14, 2020

Academic accommodations for students

Thank you for your continued efforts to adapt your courses and teach remotely. We recognize that this academic environment is challenging, requiring flexibility and patience from all of us. Below, we address a few recent concerns and resources.



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