Together We Will

The UW comes together in response to COVID-19

Our efforts today will help us overcome — together — the challenges we face in the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us.

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UW Wind Ensemble plays on

How do the UW’s finest wind and percussion players find meaningful ways to pursue their art during a pandemic? They start by exploring improvisation, technology and composition.

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Finding aid across language barriers

COVID-19 has hurt small businesses, but assistance is out of reach for those not fluent in English. Selam Misgano, ’10, manager of the Othello–UW Commons in Southeast Seattle, is helping bridge the language gap.

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Navigating COVID-19 resources for entrepreneurs

Nonprofits and entrepreneurs are navigating a sea of pandemic-related details and regulations. UW Law’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic created a comprehensive COVID-19 Resource List to help.

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How you can help

We’re moved and inspired by the outpouring of offers to help as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19 and care for those impacted by it. Below are the most critical areas of need as we continue to serve our students, patients and communities.

UW COVID-19 Emergency Student Funds

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When you contribute to an emergency student fund for one of our three campuses, you provide essential resources to students who have lost the employment, housing or family support that enables their college education.


UW Medicine COVID-19 Response Fund & equipment donations

UW Medicine COVID-19 Response Fund
When you give to the UW Medicine Emergency Response Fund, you support UW Medicine’s extensive COVID-19 efforts: from testing and research to patient care and keeping our health-care providers safe.


COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund

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UW and UW Medicine employees are critical in navigating the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can support employees facing financial hardships due to this public health emergency.


UW Population Health COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund

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Recovery from the pandemic — and prevention of the next one — will require a united effort. You can support critical population health research and recovery efforts led by UW faculty in a variety of disciplines across the University.



Ways to engage

Now more than ever, we need each other. We encourage you to engage in your community. It’s our collective effort that will help us overcome the widespread impact of COVID-19.