UW News

September 20, 2023

Video: UW welcomes students to campus as thousands move into residence halls

UW News

It’s once again mini fridge season at the University of Washington, as thousands of students move into campus housing and prepare for the new academic year. About 8,500 students, including 78% of this year’s freshman class, are expected to move into UW residence halls and apartments this week.  

“This is a very exciting week at UW,” said Pamela Schreiber, assistant vice president for Student Life and executive director of UW Housing & Food Services. “The on-campus living experience is an important part of building community for students and supporting their academic success.” 

This week has been carefully choreographed, with a team of more than 500 UW employees spread across campus to direct traffic, share directions and prepare students’ first meals on campus. On Friday, UW President Ana Mari Cauce will greet students outside the dorms near Denny Field at the north end of campus.  

As always, move-in week will end in style with Sunday’s Convocation ceremony. President Cauce and other campus leaders, including the Board of Regents and deans of all 16 UW schools, will officially welcome the new class of Huskies and their families and help set students on the path to academic success. The ceremony will start at 1:30 p.m. in Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion, and will also be livestreamed. 

Fall quarter classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 27.  

For more information on move-in week, contact Alden Woods at acwoods@uw.edu. To learn more about Convocation, contact Alex Bartick at abartick@uw.edu.