University Marketing & Communications

March 8, 2022

2022-23 Monthly Message Themes

Jack Martin

Coordinating our messaging around monthly themes has proven to be a great way to maximize the effectiveness of our communications and marketing, and the monthly themes for the 2022-23 academic year are outlined below. Stories and social media posts aligning with these themes are more likely to be shared using central assets, such as the UW home page, UW Current and the UW’s social media channels.

An equity lens should be used in all of our communications and marketing efforts, and as a public university we should also be sure to recognize the impact of public and philanthropic investments where applicable.

Additionally, as our state, nation and world recover from the pandemic, in the coming year we’ll continue to emphasize the UW’s efforts to improve population health, including during two theme months. Population health encompasses human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity, meaning disciplines across the University and in essentially every school and college are engaged in this work. You can learn more about population health as a concept and about the work of the Population Health Initiative on the initiative’s website.

The themes for the 2022-23 academic year appear below and in this printable PDF. For more information, check out this blog post or e-mail Jack Martin.

2022–23 Monthly Message Themes

Printable PDF

Month Theme Strategic Considerations
July Proven Impact
August Our Public Promise
September BeBoundless
9/1: Seattle application for fall 2023 first-year admission opens
9/16: Annual Recognition Gala
9/28: First day of autumn quarter classes
October Leading-edge Student Experience
10/14-15: UW Family Weekend & Homecoming
November Population Health
11/11: Veterans Day
11/15: First-year student application deadline for Seattle
11/26: Apple Cup
December This is UW
Celebrating student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments
January Our Public Promise
1/10: Start of 2022 legislative session (projected)
1/15: First-year student application deadline for Bothell and first-year priority application date for Tacoma
1/16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February Proven Impact
March Innovation Mindset
Early March: Seattle admission offers sent
3/18-3/26: Spring Break & Alternative Spring Break
April Leading-edge Student Experience
May Population Health
5/1: Deadline to accept Seattle fall 2023 admission, priority date to confirm with Bothell and Tacoma
5/3: 7th anniversary of launch of Population Health Initiative
June This is UW
6/9: Tacoma Commencement
6/10: Seattle Commencement
6/11: Bothell Commencement
6/19: Juneteenth