Student Life

November 15, 2023

Autumn Resources & Opportunities (Volume 4) Husky Pawket Guide

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


Hello Huskies,

In 1936, the UW varsity crew overcame adversity and pulled together, rowing as one to win Olympic gold and carve out their place in history. Today, you, your fellow Huskies and I are part of another exciting time in UW history. We can be a part of the support team that brings UW’s Pull Together campaign across its finish line.

The UW Alumni Association (UWAA) is part of this team and will match any sized gift up to $500 from current UW students, employees and retirees. You’re invited to show your support by sharing your stories — how have you united as Huskies, as Huskies before you have, to overcome adversity, achieve greatness and support those in need? Use #PullTogetherWA to share your story on social media.

Join us as we show the world what we can do when we pull together.


Husky Experience

Red Square at night

Up early or out late?

Up early or out late and need transportation, food, or health and well-being supplies or support? Check out these resources:

Have other tips for Huskies? Let know and we’ll help spread the word.


person shopping at Food Pantry

No Husky goes hungry

The UW Food Pantry provides food to students, staff and faculty who may be experiencing short-term food insecurity. Food insecurity is a household economic or social condition of limited or uncertain access to food. Want to help us in our mission to ensure that no Husky goes hungry? Learn more about the Pantry, volunteering and donating. There’s a campus-wide food drive happening now in the residence halls! Drop off shelf-stable goods on North Campus until Nov. 16 (The Mill and McMahon 8) and on West Campus until Nov. 17 (Fitness Center West and Area 01).

people in front of a table at Makers Fair

Makers Fair is Nov. 29-30

The quarterly Makers Fair showcases the creative talents and uniquely made crafts and creations of UW students, faculty, staff and community members. Come check it out Nov. 29–30 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at the HUB Street/Lyceum.

cartoons showing a person before and after working with a peer wellness coach

Peer Wellness Coaching

LiveWell’s Peer Wellness Coaches (PWC) are a great option for students who are looking to strengthen and enhance their personal well-being, solve problems effectively, and work toward intentional change in their lives and self by learning new skills. Common topics are loneliness, anxiety, stress management, relationship conflicts, and communication skills. PWC is a free service for all UW students; virtual or in-person one-on-one appointments are available.

Health & Well-Being

Pet therapy dogs Luke, Tara and Ivy

Pet therapy

Pet therapy is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on floor 4 at Schmitz Hall for those who would like to enjoy time with furry friends and de-stress. Attendance is complimentary, no pre-registration is needed and everyone is welcome. Stop by and give Luke, Tara and Ivy some pets and belly rubs!

Career and Internships

Be you. Be proud. Get Hired. Identity Communities

Identity Communities

Explore career resources related to identity through our community pages. The Career & Internship Center hosts eight identity pages with tailored resources including blog posts, alumni advice, featured videos, RSO connections and additional support. Find your community here!

Navigating the UW

baskets with Fentanyl test strips and Narcan kits

Fentanyl test strips and Narcan access

Did you know that Fentanyl test strips and Narcan are available for free to current UW students in the following locations? Hall Health’s front office (room 187) and Odegaard floor 1 vending machine. The UW Food Pantry also has Narcan kits. Supplies are self-serve; please take only what you will use as supplies are limited. Learn more about Fentanyl strips & Narcan access and how to use them.

people sitting at table at UW campus dining

Dining on campus is about choices

Did you know that we have a Dining on Campus website with helpful details about our campus eateries such as hours, location, payment options and quick summaries of the food type/selections? We also have a nutritionist available if you have any challenges navigating our menu offerings. Additionally, you can skip the line with Dub Grub, UW Dining’s food-ordering platform. View menus, place orders and prepay through Dub Grub. Free and easy to access for the entire UW community.

camping stove equipment and bicycle in background

Rent equipment at Gear Garage

Gear Garage is open Thursday to Monday at the Waterfront Activities Center and has rentable backpacking, biking and rock climbing items along with rentable items for events, parties and tailgates. Check out the full list of equipment, prices and policies. Enrolled students can receive the student rate with a valid Husky Card.