Othello-UW Commons

October 28, 2019

“Path to Opportunity”: Continuing Education offers Scholarship for SE Seattle Residents for class on Python programming

Professional and Continuing Education is offering residents of Southeast Seattle a scholarship to participate in an introductory class on Python programming. Foundations of Programming (Python) is a 10-week introductory technology course, approved by the UW Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. Residents do not need any technical training or prior experience to enroll. This…


September 18, 2019

“Sending off” Students from South Seattle to UW

On September 7, 2019, the University of Washington staff and students celebrated and helped families “send off” new Huskies as they begin their journeys at the UW. Students who graduated from Franklin, Rainier Beach, Cleveland, and Garfield High School and students transferring from community colleges or other local colleges and their families took pictures, obtained…


August 21, 2019

Only in Seattle 2019: Celebrating and Supporting Othello Businesses

On March 27, 2019, the Commons hosted the Only in Seattle 2019 Awards Celebration which celebrated small businesses and associations of Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods. Conducted by the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, the Only in Seattle Initiative grants funding and staff support to neighborhood business associations and business districts to support small businesses…


May 24, 2019

Othello: a speech by Samia Ali

(as written by Brian Nakata from this article ) On January 16, 2019, Samia Ali, ’19, delivered a powerful speech during the opening celebration for the Othello-UW Commons, a multi-functional partnership space in Southeast Seattle’s Othello neighborhood. Ali’s speech details her experience growing up in the area for 11 years, from the vibrant people who live…


May 21, 2019

Chronicle of Higher Education features Othello Commons in article about microcampuses

Microcampuses are typically under 2,500 square feet, with interiors designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate one-on-one tutoring sessions, casual student meetups, employer presentations, and the occasional formal lecture. What they usually don’t have is a set spot designated as a full-time classroom. The University of Washington’s Othello Commons, which opened in southeast Seattle in January,…


April 18, 2019

Now Accepting Applications for Two Student Worker Positions

Othello-UW Commons is hiring! TWO STUDENT ASSISTANTS   Job Location: Othello UW Commons, 4200 S Othello Street, Suite 117, Seattle, WA 98118   The Othello-UW Commons is a new initiative of the University of Washington and is a whole-University effort involving the leadership of the Executive Office as well as that of nearly half of…


January 17, 2019

University of Washington lands in south end with Othello Commons

University of Washington Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, left, hands off Almajest, center, to UW Director of First Year Programs LeAnne Wiles, after taking Almajest to get a cupcake, during the University of Washington’s UW-Othello Commons open house Jan. 16. (Photo: Carolyn Bick)

South Seattle Emerald — A throng of people filled the sleek, modern rooms of the University of Washington’s new Othello hub in the South End, called the Othello-UW Commons, at an open house to celebrate its opening on Jan. 16.


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

UW President’s Blog — Yesterday marked a wonderful and special moment in our University’s partnership with the South Seattle community as we opened the Othello-UW Commons, writes UW President Ana Mari Cauce.


January 16, 2019

UW opens Othello Commons in Southeast Seattle

A view of the crowd at the Othello-UW Commons grand opening

UW News — The University of Washington today opened the doors to Othello-UW Commons, a new multifunctional partnership space in the heart of Southeast Seattle’s Othello neighborhood.