Student Life

October 27, 2020

Autumn Resources & Opportunities (Vol.3) – Husky Pawket Guide

Hi Huskies,

Checking back in. We’re further into the quarter and still navigating the intricacies of remote learning during a pandemic. Your emotional well-being is a top priority amidst the unique stressors of this quarter; I’m happy to share that UW students now have access to 24/7 mental health support (more on that below).

These next couple weeks are pivotal for the health of our UW community as well as the political future of our country. Let’s make them really count.


    1. COVID health and safety
    2. Connecting with community
    3. Your role in Election 2020
    4. Mental health moment
    5. Career and internships
    6. Helpful resources

1. COVID health and safety

Halloween is this weekend, and it will look much different this year.

Finding space: Wondering where you can find a study space, a bite to eat, or printer access during COVID?

Holiday travel: You may be thinking about holiday travel. You’re not alone.

Testing continues to be available and important to ensuring the health of our UW community.


If you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and  follow the instructions for what to do if you feel sick.

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2. Connecting with community

November is UW Global Month, and brings several ways to connect with Huskies around the world and expand your horizons. 

CIRCLE offers a variety of engagement opportunities and resources for international students and globally-minded domestic students. 

  • The Global Leadership Series spotlights prominent UW alumni across different industries from around the world. Next up: Crysti Chen (Nov. 5).
  • The In the Loop podcast touches on topics ranging from taking classes in different time zones, how to talk to faculty, and setting up your workspace.
  • CIRCLE Chats are a great way to connect with resources and get questions answered.


RSO Spotlight: UNICEF at UW

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them reach their full potential.

UNICEF at UW is dedicated to improving child welfare through community service, education, fundraising, and advocacy.

Get Involved



The HUB’s Student Events & Activities page highlights opportunities to connect with other Huskies.

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3. Your role in Election 2020

Election Day is next Tuesday, Nov. 3. This is being considered one of the most consequential elections of a lifetime.

On-campus Vote Center: You can register in person, grab a ballot, and more at the UW Vote Center starting this weekend.

  • If you’re mailing your ballot, try to do it by Friday (the sooner the better).
  • There’s a Ballot Drop Box at Schmitz Hall.

If you’ve already voted, now is the time to encourage your friends, family, and communities to cast their ballots.


That’s a week from today.

Check out Huskies Vote to get started and learn more.

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4. Mental health moment

24/7 mental health support: UW is partnering with My SSP to give students access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, 24/7 and in multiple languages.

There are several ways to connect:

  • Phone: Call 1.866.743.7732
    • (If calling from outside the US or Canada, dial 001.416.380.6578)

More info on My SSP and on how to connect with UW’s range of support resources can be found on the Getting started with mental health care page.


If you feel overwhelmed, concerned about a friend, or you’re not sure what you need but you’d like to talk, take a few minutes to connect with us: call 206-543-1240, or explore mental health and counseling support at UW.

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5. Career and internships

There are still jobs and internships out there, and it’s as important as ever to build your skills, experience, and network. Here are a few things you may want to check out:

Job/internship postings (undergrad):

Job/internship postings (graduate):

LinkedIn Learning courses available to you now:


Good with kids?

UW Child Care Connections connects UW students interested in providing child care or learning support to UW employees and graduate students who need caregiving support.

Learn More



The Career & Internship Center is here to support you with guidance and resources, including Handshake, UW’s online job and internship database.

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6. Helpful resources

Husky NightWalk provides a security escort for students walking in the U-District at night.

UW Public Lectures livestreams free lectures from influential thinkers and voices around the world. Next up: Carol Anderson – White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Oct. 28).

Title IX Community Conversations on Oct. 28 and 29 will discuss preventing and responding to sexual misconduct in the UW community in light of recent federal rule changes.

The Seattle Campus Safety & Policing Town Hall on Oct. 30 will discuss recent changes and future planning with regard to UW campus safety.


Veterans Appreciation

Every November, UW honors the students, alumni, faculty, staff, and retirees who served in the armed forces. Check out this year’s Veterans Appreciation events, including a Virtual 5K!

Veterans Appreciation events



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