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Autumn Resources & Opportunities (Volume 3) Husky Pawket Guide

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


Hello Huskies,

Did you know that more than 30% of UW undergrads are first-generation students? We also have many faculty and staff who are proud to be the first in their families to earn their degree. I am one of them.The UW is participating in the National First-Generation College Celebration on Nov. 8, a date that honors the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. I encourage you to join us by attending one of the upcoming activities over the next week, sharing your story, supporting our first-gen community on social media and learning from and celebrating our first-gen community through their stories.Sincerely,Denzil


Husky Experience

Applications now open for the Husky Leadership Certificate Cohort

Husky Leadership Certificate

Are you interested in learning and reflecting on the ways you have and can continue to contribute to your communities? The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center is seeking Huskies who practice leadership in a variety of ways. Through the Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC), students work with a faculty/staff or alumni mentor to identify, reflect on and demonstrate their leadership growth and accomplishments and create a leadership e-portfolio. Students must be a senior or fifth-year student to be considered. Apply for the HLC cohort by Nov. 13.



Veterans Appreciation Week is Nov. 3-11members of military service next to flags

The UW is honoring veteran students, faculty, staff and alumni with a series of events for Veterans Appreciation Week. At the UW Seattle campus, support for veterans is available through the Office of Student Veteran Life and the Veterans Education Benefits Office.


New 14-lane pool at the IMAcartoon dubs in pool

Huskies, it’s pool time! The new 14-lane pool will be open for use on Nov. 6. The pool has numerous access points, a shallow entryway into the pool, direct access to locker rooms and a large bench on the pool deck with floor-to-ceiling windows. Students can access the pool using their Husky Card. While you’re at the IMA don’t forget to check out the Crags Climbing Center and daily activities with the Rec Class Pass such as Pilates, Electro Cycle and Core Conditioning.


Visit the Burke Museum for free

Burke Museum

Use your Husky Card for free admission to the Burke Museum. Check out the special exhibit, We Are Puget Sound, which runs until Dec. 31. Experience the wonder of Puget Sound through the unique wildlife and living cultures that call the Salish Sea home.


Health & Well-Being

card that says Thank You for Existing

Husky Gratitude Challenge on Nov. 13

Pausing to write a note of appreciation, love and gratitude to those who have made a positive impact on our lives improves our mental health and well-being.

Join your LiveWell Peer Health Educators in the Husky Gratitude Challenge on Nov. 13 from 12-4 p.m. at the HUB. Write as many gratitude postcards as you can to people you appreciate and soak up the warm, positive feels that are fostered by expressing gratitude. The postcard designs are different every year and designed by UW students. We mail them anywhere in the world for you for free!


Career and Internships

Health and Life Sciences Mentorship program, learn about non-clinical roles

Health & Life Sciences Mentorship Program

The Career & Internship Center offers Industry Mentorship Programs. Students can learn about an industry and explore professional development topics through small group mentoring. Apply by Nov. 10 for the Health & Life Sciences program.


Navigating the UW

CIRCLE success & well-being coaching

CIRCLE Success and Well Being Coaching

The Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) offers international students one-on-one appointments with a Student Success and Well-Being Coordinator. They will work with you to discover your strengths, values and cultural background to supercharge your journey at the UW and beyond. Online and in-person appointments are available.


Drop-in help with digital projects from UW Libraries

exterior of Suzzallo library

Get ahead of your finals and learn how to enhance your paper or project by creating digital content like an online exhibit, interactive map, stellar data graphics and more. The Libraries’ Open Scholarship Commons hosts drop-in help sessions. Find the right tools, resources and instruction whether you’re just getting started or are working on an on-going project. Drop by the new Suzzallo Library Open Scholarship Commons Group Work Space B during office hours.


Careers in Social Media Alumni Panel on Nov. 15

Social Media Alumni Career Panel, virtual via Handshake

Come for a virtual conversation with UW alum working in social media in a variety of fields. This moderated panel will start with set questions and open up for audience Q&A, so have your questions ready. Register to attend the Nov. 15 session and look forward to more alum-led sessions on different topics each quarter as part of the Alumni Panel Series.