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January 30, 2020

2018–19 President’s Medalists announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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The President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the recipients for the 2018–19 academic year come from a broad range of disciplines. Junior medalist Renee Zhang is preparing for a career in medicine with…


January 10, 2020

Student-athletes are golden on and off the field

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Student-athletes work hard to be top competitors in their respective sport. They also take the “student” part of student-athlete seriously and work hard in the classroom. In autumn quarter 2019, the overall department GPA was 3.27. This is a new all-time high since tracking began in autumn of 2003. Congratulations to UW student athletes and…


July 10, 2019

Resilience Lab announces 2019 seed grant recipients

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

The University of Washington Resilience Lab and the Campus Sustainability Fund have joined together to award 20 grants to UW projects designed to cultivate sustainability, compassion and resiliency; to engage hardships, setbacks and failures with empathy and vulnerability; to foster connectedness, belonging and community; and to embrace both common humanity and diversity within the human…


March 18, 2019

Academic Support Programs makes Rome its classroom

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Student taking pictures in the Roman Forum.

This fall, 11 University of Washington students piloted a unique UW study abroad program during early fall start. With Rome as its classroom, the course explored questions of identity and immigration in post-colonial Italy and the U.S. This curriculum was designed to help students return to the UW with an even stronger set of skills, helping them succeed at the UW and beyond.


February 1, 2019

2017-18 President’s Medalists announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Icon of an award medal

The President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the recipients for the 2017-18 academic year come from a broad range of disciplines.


December 10, 2018

What my “yikes” moments taught me about leadership

Gigi Gaultier

Gigi looks at her students' final projects.

I gripped the edges of my letter from the University of Washington. Waitlisted. I knew I was in over my head expecting myself to get into UW.


December 3, 2018

UW’s Havana McElvaine selected as prestigious Marshall scholar

Jackson Holtz

Image of Havana McElvaine playing soccer and city-based portrait

University of Washington alumna Havana McElvaine, Class of 2017, has been selected as a Marshall scholar, one of the highest honors available to college graduates in the U.S.


November 8, 2018

Celebrating National First-Generation College Student Day

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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In honor of National First-Generation College Student Day, we asked a few UAA staff members who were the first in their families to attend and graduate from college how the experience changed their life.


August 3, 2018

Resilience Lab announces 2018 seed grant recipients

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Grass seedlings image

The University of Washington Resilience Lab recently awarded 16 grants to UW projects designed to cultivate kindness, compassion and gratitude; to engage hardships, setbacks and failures with compassion and vulnerability; to foster connectedness, belonging and community; and to embrace both common humanity and diversity within the human experience. Students, staff and faculty from all three…


March 14, 2016

2014-15 President’s Medalists contribute to a world of good, as undergraduates

Bryan Nakata

Portrait of Junior medalist Calvin Le

Each year, undergraduate students of the highest caliber are selected for the prestigious President’s medal. For 2014-15, the President’s Medalists are active within and beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whether it’s through research, teaching dance or volunteering in hospitals, these students aren’t waiting until they graduate to contribute to a world of good. They’re busy making the world a better place right now.



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