Student Life

October 16, 2019

12 New (School) Year Resolutions for 2019/20

Group of smiling students at Fall Fling 2019

Back by popular demand and updated for the 2019-20 academic year, alumni Student Life blogger Hannah shares her tips and wisdom on starting the year off right. Photo credit: Vivian Tran. JANUARY MAY BE the most popular time to take on a new project or goal, but for those of us still in school, September…

September 30, 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 Academic Year!

Dear Huskies, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to a new academic year. We in the Division of Student Life serve to connect both undergrads and grad students with opportunities and resources to more fully engage while at UW, and to have a well-rounded, healthy, and fulfilling Husky Experience. We regularly collaborate with…

June 21, 2019

You are as ready as you can be.

Hannah tossing her graduation cap in the air at Sylvan Grove

Hannah reflects on finding her way at UW and preparing to take the leap into life after college in her final post as Student Life blogger. A clean slate. A blank canvas. A new beginning. Every euphemism you can think of for four vacant, expansive—dare I say boundless?—years that stretched before me back in 2015. Countless movies,…

June 6, 2019

UW Centralized Wellness Website Launches

Two students sitting and talking on the HUB lawn

Nothing is more important than our students’ health and emotional well-being. And yet, the prevalence of mental health concerns among college students is rising dramatically. UW is no exception, which is why the UW Division of Student Life has led a multi-year collaborative effort to increase access to timely help and critical resources through a…

April 1, 2019

Grad Student Spotlight: How Kickboxing made me a better Teacher, Researcher, and Engineer

Eldridge portrait with ECE in the background

Guest post from Eldridge Alcantara, UW Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD Candidate, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, and Cardio Kickboxing Group Fitness Instructor. Even though I was setting aside a pretty good life already in San Diego, CA, where I was born and raised surrounded by a large Filipino family, close friends, and a full-time engineering…

February 14, 2019

Easy Ways to Practice Self Love this Valentine’s Day

Students in Red Square with Valentines

Valentine’s Day is known for a lot of things—roses and chocolate, to name just a few. It’s a day to celebrate significant others, family, and friends, but it’s also a great opportunity to remind yourself to practice some self-love as well. With the gloom of winter weather, the stress of midterms season, and finals seemingly…

January 29, 2019

UW’s Lincoln Johnson Awarded Top Student Life Honors

By the UW Student Life team We think Lincoln Johnson (Associate Vice President for Student Life) is an extraordinary individual. And it turns out we’re not alone… We are overjoyed to announce that Lincoln has been awarded the AVP Student Affairs Professional Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). NASPA is the…

January 18, 2019

Student Voices: Perspectives on Leadership from the Husky 100

Every year we get the opportunity to celebrate some incredible students from UW’s three campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma) as the Husky 100. This recognition honors 100 students for their exceptional contributions on and off campus and for truly making the most of their Husky Experience. These students prove that leadership is far from a…

November 5, 2018

12 New (School) Year Resolutions

January may be the most popular time to take on a new project or goal, but for those of us still in school, September seems like a whole new year, too. Why wait until 2019 to start on some resolutions? Here are a few ideas to choose from, or to inspire your own resolutions. Find…

March 20, 2018

Dr. Denzil J. Suite elected as NASPA board chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 Seattle, WA Dr. Denzil J. Suite, Vice President for Student Life at the University of Washington, has been elected as the next Board Chair of NASPA, the world’s leading association for student affairs professionals. Dr. Suite, who previously served as a Member-at-Large on the NASPA Board of Directors, began…

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