Office of the President

March 25, 2020

Impact of new COVID-19 measures on UW operations

Ana Mari Cauce

The Governor’s “Stay Home – Stay Healthy” directive includes additional, important requirements, and while at the University of Washington, we are already operating with many of these rules in place, the new order does require additional efforts to ensure that our region’s efforts to “flatten the curve” are successful.


March 20, 2020

Our Husky family will get through this together

Ana Mari Cauce

In this new and uncertain landscape, I have never been more grateful for our community. The ties that unite our Husky family are strong. Together with the strength of the University you have built, we will care for and lead our community and the world forward.


March 18, 2020

UW spring quarter classes will be held remotely

Jack Martin

Today we are announcing our path forward for spring quarter 2020. Thank you, again, for your perseverance and goodwill as we navigate difficult, uncertain and rapidly changing times in our country and the world. Classes and instruction to be offered remotely throughout spring quarter Spring quarter will begin as scheduled on March 30, with remote…


March 13, 2020

New state guidance will inform spring quarter instruction and operations

Ana Mari Cauce

Today Governor Jay Inslee announced new measures requiring the University of Washington, and all higher education institutions in the state, to discontinue in-person instruction on our campuses through April 24.


March 11, 2020

Thank you for your strength and resilience as we prepare for what’s next

Ana Mari Cauce

Thank you to our community for all the ways they are working to keep us safe, calm and prepared to weather the COVID-19 outbreak. We expect to announce a decision about whether we will begin spring quarter with classes offered in person or remotely by March 20.


March 6, 2020

To keep our community healthy, beginning March 9, classes will not be held in person

Ana Mari Cauce

Starting Monday, March 9, classes will no longer be meeting in person. For the remainder of the quarter, instructors are asked to conduct classes and/or exams remotely, as possible, until the quarter concludes on March 20.


February 29, 2020

Update on the UW’s preparations related to the novel coronavirus

Ana Mari Cauce

Today public health officials announced that the first death in the United States attributed to the novel coronavirus has occurred in King County. I write today to ensure you are aware of how the University is working with public health officials to be as prepared as possible to protect the health of the UW community.


February 12, 2020

Guest post: Emerging scientists at AAAS annual meeting are essential to the future

Mark Richards

Our university is proud to be a sponsor and host for the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting, the world’s largest general scientific gathering. To learn more about the work of some of the youngest scientists participating, I hope you’ll read Provost Mark Richard’s guest blog post.


February 11, 2020

Working together is our best defense against threats to health

Ana Mari Cauce

Just as important as our response to the coronavirus threat is our responsibility to avoid stigmatizing, stereotyping, and perpetuating the racism that can accompany diseases associated with a country or people.


February 3, 2020

Recognition for the UW’s broad, deep commitment to public service

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m very proud that the Carnegie Foundation has included all three UW campuses among the new recipients of its Community Engagement Classification. This designation is a recognition of our University’s broad, deep commitment to civic responsibility and meaningful collaboration to serve the public.


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