Othello-UW Commons

January 17, 2019

Othello-UW Commons opens a new chapter in our community partnership

With Provost Mark Richards and students Anthoni Duong and Ahlaam Ibrahim at Othello Station, which connects the Othello-UW Commons with UW’s campus

President Ana Mari Cauce with Provost Mark Richards and students Anthoni Duong and Ahlaam Ibrahim at Othello Station, which connects the Othello-UW Commons with UW’s campus

Yesterday marked a wonderful and special moment in our University’s partnership with the South Seattle community as we opened the Othello-UW Commons. This facility is the physical embodiment of our commitment to our South Seattle friends and neighbors on a range of issues including healthcare, economic development, cultural and artistic enrichment, and education from preschool to post-graduate education. Thank you to everyone who made this opening possible. I can’t wait to see what happens as this shared space deepens our existing partnerships and catalyzes new ones. And I really loved the ease of getting there from the UW campus on our city’s growing light rail system!

— Ana Mari Cauce, University of Washington president


See the president’s original blog post for more photos from the grand opening