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Senior Class Gift

Senior Class Gift

The University was founded with a gift of land from four Seattle families. Since then, giving back has been in our DNA. Real Dawgs Give Back in a variety of ways — and supporting future Huskies is one way to truly make an impact.

Our History

Over the past century, UW students have united to show the power of participation. From the Yoshino cherry trees in the Quad to the supporting access to mental health resources, the mark of graduating Huskies is evident and everlasting.

Class of 2020 Senior Class Gift

The UW Seattle COVID-19 Emergency Student Fund provides unrestricted resources to undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help bring relief to these students and prevent the disruption of their education.


UW Tacoma Lushootseed Language Revitalization Fund

This year, graduating seniors at UW Tacoma chose to create and support the Lushootseed Language Revitalization Fund. This fund will support the the infusion of the Lushootseed language on the campus of UW Tacoma through the installation of signage, markers, or other physical representation. These installations will serve as symbols recognizing the campus indigenous population while preserving and promoting the native culture and geographic heritage of the campus.


UW Bothell Student Emergency Fund

Since 2015, the past four graduating classes have all chosen to support the Student Emergency Fund. This fund provides financial support to students experiencing financial crises and who otherwise could not stay in school. Students experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, large medical bills, or other hardships can apply for funding to ease these types of financial burdens to ensure they can complete their education.


Real Dawgs Give Back

Are you part of the Class of 2021? Would you like to take an active part of coordinating the 2021 Senior Class Gift? Please email Priscilla McGraw Boyer to get involved.

Becoming part of this tradition shows that the Class of 2021 is a class of Real Dawgs who:

  • Value the education they've received.
  • Carry the same spirit and Husky pride of past UW classes.
  • Believe in reaching out in order to give back and help future students, so they have access to the same opportunities you did.
  • Believe that what they care about can change the world.

Check out the Senior Class Gift archive to learn about our legacy of giving. For more information, contact us at or 1-877-UW-GIFTS.