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.

2020: The course

How shall this moment be remembered?

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.

Husky Experience highlights

Husky Stories

Each and every Husky has their own story to share. Here, Ryan Lowery shares his stories of dealing with failure and resiliency.

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Riverways Education Partnerships

A new name and new endowment for a longstanding program working toward educational equity.

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Coronavirus bacteria

State health and travel recommendations

Due to the exponential increase in COVID-19 infections in Washington and around the United States, Governor Inslee has implemented new restrictions, including prohibiting most indoor social gatherings. Here is more information on the travel advisory and keeping yourself and your loved ones healthy this holiday season.

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Cover of the Well-Being for Life and Learning Guidebook

Well-Being for Life and Learning Guidebook

This new resource, produced by the Resilience Lab, aids faculty and other instructors in designing learning environments that promote well-being. The guidebook includes concrete ideas and direct input from the campus community around supporting the whole student and promoting resilience and compassion on campus.

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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.