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Autumn Resources & Opportunities (Volume 2) Husky Pawket Guide

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

Hello Huskies,

Autumn quarter is officially underway at the UW. There is no question that your academic pursuits need to remain your number one priority, but your Husky Experience will be incomplete if all you do is go to class, go home and study.

Years of experience and research has shown us that students who participate in groups and activities, attend events on campus and who hold leadership positions will have better grades, graduate at higher rates and be more satisfied with their college experience.

Your Husky Experience encompasses the transformative educational experiences — inside and outside the classroom — that help you discover your passions in life and work, become independent thinkers and citizens, and gain the skills that lead to meaningful and rewarding lives and careers. I recommend that you check out the Husky Experience Toolkit, a collection of articles designed to help you challenge yourself, explore your options and integrate all that you are learning.

Which groups, activities and leadership opportunities will you get involved in this year?


Husky Experience

Husky Seed Fund: your ideas, our funds

Apply to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Apply by Nov. 7 to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC). The Council helps advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students for students. Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at the UW.

Each year around ten students are selected to serve as HESAC members. Currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students are eligible to apply.


DRS door

DRS turns 45

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is celebrating 45 years of ensuring access and inclusion for students with disabilities on the Seattle campus. DRS serves students with temporary and permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities and conditions. DRS’ Academic Skills website has tips to help students with psychological or learning disorders succeed in an academic setting.


Sharing pronouns at the UW

Today is International Pronouns Day

At the UW, diversity is integral to excellence. We are committed to providing a welcoming and respectful environment for students, faculty and staff to express themselves. We invite you to read more about sharing pronouns at the UW and to share your pronouns within the UW community as you feel comfortable.


Celebrate W Day on Oct. 20

band and Airy the blow up Husky in front of Suzzallo

It’s the UW’s birthday, and we’re celebrating YOU. On Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. sport your Husky gear and come together in Red Square for an epic pep rally with the Husky Band, a live DJ and tons of purple-and-gold giveaways. Show the world your Purple Pride and kick off Homecoming and Family Weekend Husky-style.


Health & Well-Being

I need to talk to someone message and Let's Talk logo

Let’s Talk has resumed and is back with in-person (ECC, Q Center and CIRCLE) and virtual options. Drop in for a quick consult with a mental health counselor from the Counseling Center. New this year is Let’s Talk for survivors.

The Counseling Center is offering a virtual Let’s Talk session on Oct. 19 from 3-5 p.m. especially for students impacted by the devastating news from in and around Israel and Gaza. Once on Zoom, students will enter a waiting room and be connected to a counselor for next steps.

Career and Internships

Virtual job and internship fair October 26 from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Virtual Autumn Job & Internship Fair

Join us for this virtual event to “meet” employers via video/chat who are looking to share their open job and internship opportunities with Huskies. This fair is open to all majors and school years at UW Seattle, as well as alumni. Here’s how to prepare for a virtual fair.

When: Thursday, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual via Handshake
How: Three critical steps:

  1. Activate your Handshake account.
  2. Register for the fair.
  3. Sign up for one-on-one or group sessions with specific employers.

Navigating the UW

Make a Title IX Report message on top of photo of Mt. RainierNew online Title IX Reporting Form

UW students are encouraged to share concerns related to sex- and gender-based violence, harassment and discrimination through the new online Title IX reporting form. Reports or consultations that previously would have been directed to SafeCampus will instead be directed to the Office of the Title IX Coordinator. If desired, students can choose to remain anonymous.


cell phone with UW Alert messageAdd your cell number to UW Alert

Only 8% of UW students have added their cell phone number to UW Alert to get a text message during an emergency or change in campus operations. Get the alerts sent directly to your phone. You’ll automatically receive a UW Alert via email, but you need to add your cell number to get texts. When you sign up, make sure to select a campus for messages (look for Groups in the top right corner).


Huskies help the pack with cartoon DubsAcademic Integrity Week is Oct. 16-20

Join us this Academic Integrity Week in promoting academic integrity, honesty and respect within the UW community. Academic integrity is at the heart of what makes us Huskies; it’s not just a set of rules, but a way of life that we carry with us as we journey through our academic pursuits. Visit our table at Odegaard on Oct. 20 from 12:30-4:00 p.m.