Student Life


May 30, 2020

Lifting the veil: understanding the clarity this moment offers (Message from President Cauce)

This message from UW President Ana Mari Cauce was posted to the President’s Blog on May 30, 2020. I’m terrified to go outside. I don’t know what people see when they look at me. Do they see a strong, resilient, educated woman? Do they see someone who is their ancestors’ wildest dreams? Do they see…

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…

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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