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  • Halloween Safety Tips

    October 21, 2021

    Halloween is a fun time, but it is important to be vigilant about your personal safety. There are many things to consider to ensure your well-being and that of our UW community. The UW Police Department has shared the following tips on staying safe on Halloween: If you walk alone be alert of your surroundings at all times. Call Nightwalk at…

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  • Autumn 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 2) - Husky Pawket Guide

    October 12, 2021

    Hi Huskies, I hope you have enjoyed the first few weeks of the quarter, and that you have been able to reconnect with the people and places that make the UW on-campus experience so special. I also want to express my thanks to all of you for doing your part to keep our community safe,…

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  • Autumn 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 1) - Husky Pawket Guide

    September 29, 2021

    Hi Huskies, We couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to a new academic year. For those of you who are new to campus, I’m Denzil Suite, your Vice President for Student Life. You’ve been getting lots of long emails from UW leadership. My goal with these messages (Pawket Guide – get it? Anyone?) is…

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  • Welcome to the 2021-22 year!

    September 29, 2021

    A message from Denzil Suite, UW Vice President for Student Life. Hello Huskies, I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2021-22 academic year. This time last year, we were launching into something completely new and different: the beginning of UW’s first-ever fully remote academic year. While it was not easy, students, faculty, and staff…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 5) - Husky Pawket Guide

    June 2, 2021

    Hi Huskies, As we wrap up an academic year like no other and look forward to a return to campus for autumn quarter, I want to acknowledge the milestone that is upon us. During a year that often felt marked by turmoil, unpredictability, sacrifice, and anxiety, I and my colleagues in the Division of Student…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 4) - Husky Pawket Guide

    May 19, 2021

    Hi Huskies, We’ve recently seen big changes in public health guidance, most notably a meaningful easing of restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated. UW’s face covering policy is still in effect for now, however, these developments reinforce the efficacy of the COVID vaccines and signal substantive progress against the virus. Bottom line: many pre-pandemic…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 3) - Husky Pawket Guide

    May 5, 2021

    Dear Huskies, We are on track for a return to an in-person campus experience in the fall. Important to note: UW students will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning for autumn quarter. Meanwhile, please remember – even with vaccines helping to turn the tide in the pandemic, our victories against COVID are…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 2) - Husky Pawket Guide

    April 21, 2021

    Dear Huskies, Yesterday’s conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd marks a single, but important step forward in a journey of a thousand miles. Creating a more just and accountable society will not be achieved by a single event, but must begin somewhere. Events like this trial and…

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  • Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 1) - Husky Pawket Guide

    April 6, 2021

    Hi Huskies, Welcome to spring! I hope you had an enjoyable break and that your quarter is off to a great start. More good news on the fight against COVID-19 – Governor Inslee announced that on April 15, everyone over the age of 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please plan to get…

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  • Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 5) - Husky Pawket Guide

    March 10, 2021

    Hi Huskies, The end of another quarter of remote learning is nearly upon us, and there is meaningful hope on the horizon. Continued progress on vaccine production and distribution is encouraging, and as the weather begins to warm, we can look forward to more opportunities to safely socialize outdoors. And still, it’s as important as…

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