Student Life

January 12, 2022

Winter 2022 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 1) – Husky Pawket Guide

Hi Huskies,

I hope you had a restful and enjoyable break, and that your winter quarter is off to a good start in spite of the complications brought by the current omicron surge.

Being just under two weeks into 2022, it is a good time to check in with ourselves on how we are doing as we resume life after the holidays. It is also a good time to check on how we’re doing on any New Year’s resolutions made a couple weeks ago.

My 2022 resolution is to pause at least once each day to name something for which I am grateful. And, at great risk of sounding cheesy, the first thing I thought of is how truly grateful I am to work with and amongst such an inspiring, dynamic, and compassionate student body.

Now, let’s get into some updates and resources to help you start winter quarter strong.


    1. Health and Safety
    2. Connecting with Community
    3. Mental Health Moment
    4. Career and Internships
    5. Navigating UW

1. Health and Safety

Omicron: There is much attention on the symptoms, severity, and transmissibility of the omicron variant.

Given how contagious omicron is, well-fitting and high-quality face masks are one of the most important tools we have to limit the spread.

Being fully vaccinated, including getting a booster shot, continues to be a critical protective measure against COVID for individuals and our communities.

If you learn you have come into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19, get tested, even if you’re vaccinated and don’t feel sick.


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

Become a student leader: Applications for the Orientation Leader & FIG Leader roles are now open (due Jan. 16).

Winter recreation: UW Recreation provides a variety of ways for you to stay healthy and connected with other students during the cold months.

  • The Recreation Class Pass offers access to dozens of in-person and virtual class options, with lots of schedule flexibility. Classes are running now through Mar. 11. Sign up now!
  • You can add anyone as a Plus One onto your IMA membership (pre-pandemic, a Plus One member had to be related to you).

Get involved for MLK Week: There are many ways to mark the MLK Day holiday, including a community rally, virtual talks, workshops and exhibits, and more.

CIRCLE of Friends is a space where international undergraduate students can hang out, make friends, get support, and much more.


Apply for the Husky 100

Applications for the 2022 Husky 100 are now open. The Husky 100 recognizes 100 students each year who are making the most of their Husky Experience.





The UW Seattle Campus Calendar highlights opportunities to get involved around campus and connect with other Huskies.

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3. Mental Health Moment

Self-care Tips for Winter Quarter
What’s the difference between self-soothing and self-care? UW CIRCLE has compiled helpful tools and tips for practicing self-care this winter quarter.


24/7 consultation with a counselor is available to UW students.
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.
Learn more at

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4. Career and Internships

Husky Career Closet
Interviewing soon? In need of professional attire for an internship or job? Sign up to shop the Career & Internship Center’s new Career Closet, fully stocked with free, gently-used workplace attire.

There are 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:

Jobs/internship postings (undergrad):

Jobs/internship postings (grad):

LinkedIn Learning courses available to you now:


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

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5. Navigating UW

You can get tailored study skills tips based on your answers to UW Academic Support Programs’ brief Study Skills quiz.

The Student Technology Loan Program allows students to borrow laptops, cameras, and other equipment to support your Husky Experience for free.

Information on library operations and opportunities can be found in the UW Libraries’ January Update.


Students with disabilities can request academic accommodations at any time through the Disability Resources for Students office. Learn more about accommodations.

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