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Spring Resources & Opportunities (Volume 5) Husky Pawket Guide

Husky Pawket Guide From the Desk of Dr. Denzil Suite, UW Division of Student Life

Hi Huskies,

Tomorrow is the first day of Pride Month, a celebration of the history, progress and power of the LGBTQIA+ community. As we recognize the remarkable improvements since the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, this month also offers us an opportunity to learn about and challenge the wave of anti-trans legislation that has been introduced across the country that seeks to block trans people from receiving basic healthcare, education, legal recognition and the right to publicly exist.

In Washington state, where discrimination based on gender identity is prohibited and insurers are required to provide gender-affirming medical care, it may be easy to think the LGBTQIA+ community is safe and free from bias. Sadly, we know that’s not true. The UW values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, strives to create welcoming and respectful learning environments and promotes access and opportunity.

I also encourage all students to visit the UW’s Q Center, which facilitates a brave, affirming, liberatory and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities and expressions.

As President Cauce recently stated, “I believe in our community’s strength, dedication and ability to move us forward, and I look forward to continuing this vital work together.”


Husky Experience

Top 10 Tips for Finals with a photo of the Suzallo Library reading room ceiling and globe.

UW Libraries has tips to help you prepare for finals, including extended hours for finals week at the Odegaard Library. Find out how to ask librarians for help in person or online, reserve a study space, find a study playlist and more.


New UW accessibility website

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the UW launched a new centralized accessibility website. Explore resources on accessible technology, wayfinding, events and disability inclusion.

Get ready for graduation – cap and gown pickup and picsDubs in a graduation cap and purple UW bandanna.

Graduates, remember to pick up your cap and gown today through June 3 at the University Book Store. Dubs will be there for pictures 1-2 p.m. June 2 (arrive early; spots with Dubs are limited).

Fun After FinalsFun After Finals Monday to Friday of Finals Week.

Stop by the HUB Games area for a study break or relax after your finals. UW students, staff and faculty receive 30% off all gaming activities June 5 and June 7-9, including bowling, pool, console gaming, table tennis and PC gaming.

Mental Health Moment

10 Self-Care Tips Finals Edition with an illustration of a woman writing on a paper.

Finals can be an intense time of the quarter with lots of extended study sessions and working late into the night. It’s important to replenish yourself during this stressful week by taking short mental health breaks in between your studying. Check out 10 Self Care Tips, Finals Edition. UW Counseling Center is also collaborating with several libraries around campus to provide relaxation stations with short quiet activities you can engage in to take a mental health break. You can find these relaxation stations in Odegaard, Suzzallo, Research Commons in Allen, Music library, Art library and Drama library during finals week.

Career and Internships

UW Seattle 2023 In-Person Summer Job & Internship Fair HUB Ballroom 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 with illustration of purple plants.

In-Person Summer Job & Internship Fair June 27

Spend a day this summer expanding your professional network and making strides to grow your internship and career experience! This fair is open to all majors and years of study.

When: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on June 27
Where: Husky Union Building

Navigating UW

Class of 2023 Grad-B-Q is June 6Harry the Husky in a Kiss the Cook purple chef's apron.

Celebrate all your hard work along with fellow members of the Class of 2023 at this casual BBQ at Sylvan Grove. As a UWAA member, you can pick up a stemless champagne flute or a pint glass to remember your UW years! This is a free event, but requires advance registration. Register to attend the Class of 2023 Grad-B-Q.

Learn how to prepare for a natural disasterFirst aid kit, two water bottles, bandages, batteries, a radio, flashlight and emergency preparedness checklist.

Washington is high-risk for a lot of natural disasters, and planning ahead can help you reduce anxiety, be more resilient and recover quicker. UW Bothell’s Campus Safety Department is teaming up with the Washington Emergency Management Division to offer personal preparedness training online 9:15-10:15 a.m. June 5. The training will cover the essential steps for preparedness, including identifying hazards, having a plan and how to build an emergency kit. To attend, sign up for personal preparedness training.

Grads: Keep your access to UW LibrariesGet your UW Libraries alumni benefits! Stay connected to the pack, Dawgs with a picture of a husky in a purple graduation cap inside the library.

Graduating students retain off-campus access to online library collections and databases using Husky OnNet or the off-campus proxy until the second consecutive quarter in which you are not enrolled (excluding Summer). You can get a free one-year digital membership to the UW Alumni Association that includes (among other benefits) UW Libraries borrowing privileges, plus access to EBSCO online journals. Learn more about continuing your access to UW libraries.