Student Life

March 24, 2020

Recent developments related to COVID-19 (Message from Denzil Suite)

Aerial Photo of Campus with Seattle in the Background

This message was sent to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus from Vice President for Student Life Denzil Suite on March 24, 2020. For regularly-updated information and updates on the novel coronavirus and the University’s response, please visit Dear Students, The spread of the COVID-19 virus has created some…

March 18, 2020

UW spring quarter classes will be held remotely (Message from President Cauce)

Students Walking in UW Quad

This message was sent to students on all University of Washington campuses from UW President Ana Mari Cauce. For regularly-updated information and updates on the novel coronavirus and the University’s response, please visit Dear Students, Today we are announcing our path forward for spring quarter 2020. Thank you, again, for your perseverance and goodwill…

November 25, 2019

Importance of self-care in light of recent losses

Aerial Photo of UW Quad in the Fall

Dear Fellow Huskies, The holidays are a time of love, charity, and joy. The cooler weather has arrived, the leaves are more colorful, and the sights, smells, and sounds of the season are all around us. This is the time of year when we collectively express the love and gratitude we feel in our hearts…

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…

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