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.

The power of why

As an undergraduate researcher, Abby Burtner's "why" questions have led to groundbreaking scientific developments that have a global impact.

Husky Experience highlights

Celebrating the 2022–23 Undergraduate Medalists

From the thousands of undergraduate students at the University of Washington, three are selected each year for the prestigious President’s Medalist Award. Sayako Mitchell, Ayush Agrawal and Cin Dacey Ahrens are the medalists for 2022–23. All three are students in the University Honors Program.

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Three UW students named 2024 Goldwater Scholars

Goldwater Scholars Dania Ahmed, Annabella Li and Masa Nakura-Fan research projects with faculty cover a range of topics such as the mechanisms underlying heart disease, designing, producing and testing novel protein-based systems, and computational fabrication and artificial intelligence.

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Read Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor’s commentary on the power of language

UAA’s vice provost and dean offers his thoughts on language and the power that we hold and exercise through it.

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15 Seconds at a Time: The CELE Center

In this video, CELE Center Executive Director Francesca Lo takes on the challenge of explaining the Community Engagement Center and Leadership Education (CELE) Center in less than 15 seconds at a time.

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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.