Office of the President


April 8, 2020

Updates on commencement and summer quarter as we weather the pandemic

Ana Mari Cauce

As we continue social distancing to fight the pandemic, our University is planning for the future, including commencement and summer quarter, to ensure we serve our students and community well.

April 2, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Healthy continues; UW stays the course

Ana Mari Cauce

Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order will remain in place until at least May 4 and will continue our practices already in place to protect our community, slow the spread of COVID-19 and enable remote-only instruction throughout spring quarter.

March 31, 2020

Students together in spirit, a message from our student leaders

Ana Mari Cauce

Resources Spring quarter student FAQ Emergency Aid Counseling and wellness Seattle campus   UW Bothell UW Tacoma Undergraduate academic advising Seattle campus UW Bothell UW Tacoma   As we start a spring quarter unlike any other, I want to give the virtual floor to the ASUW and GPSS leaders who represent our students across our campuses….

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.

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