Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs advances and deepens undergraduate education at the University of Washington. By connecting undergraduates to the breadth and depth of the UW’s opportunities, and by creating new ways to connect, we guide students toward participating in the life of our University so they are equipped and eager for their journey ahead.

Welcome to the University of Washington!

Student orientation leaders and campus partners roll up their sleeves and build community, one new student at a time, in 2020's virtual Advising & Orientation.

2020: The course

How shall this moment be remembered?

Husky Experience highlights

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Atmosphere of research

After witnessing the effects of weather and climate on the fishing industry, Jane Harrell, ’19, knew she wanted to study atmospheric sciences.

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UW Resilience Lab

Undergraduate Academic Affairs is happy to share that Megan Kennedy was named director of the UW’s Resilience Lab.

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Coronavirus FAQs and how you can protect yourself

The UW, in coordination with state and local health departments, is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. Effective preventive measures include washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds and disinfecting surfaces that are frequently touched. Check the FAQ page for regularly updated information.

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Committed to community

All three UW campuses are among the 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that recognizes our commitment to community engagement.

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Programs and initiatives


Land acknowledgement

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.