Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Stories and more

Read the latest about the undergraduate academic experience and stay connected to UAA and UAA programs through a variety of opportunities.

Stories and news about the undergraduate academic experience

I Climb up the Ladder

Growing up on the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Auston Jimmicum vividly remembers meeting University of Washington students for the first time.


  • UW recognized for institutional commitment to community engagement

    February 3, 2020

    Graphic for 2020 Carnegie designation

    All three University of Washington campuses are among the 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification this year, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement. This important classification is awarded following a process of self-study by each institution, which is then assessed by a national review committee…

    Read more


  • MLK Week 2020 video

    January 31, 2020

    Photo of student working to remove invasive ivy

    The University of Washington’s MLK Week was organized to remind us of the history and the fight that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many other lives have put up for freedom and equality. Watch the video here.

    Read more


  • 2018–19 President’s Medalists announced

    January 30, 2020

    Drawaing of a trophy

    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…

    Read more


  • Student-athletes are golden on and off the field

    January 10, 2020

    Photo of softball player throwing the ball

    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…

    Read more


  • UW alumna Crysti (Zinan) Chen named Schwarzman Scholar

    December 4, 2019

    Crysti Chen

    University of Washington alumna Crysti (Zinan) Chen, (’15, B.A. in political science) received the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship. Selected from more than 4,700 applicants, Chen will join 145 Schwarzman Scholars from around the world to make up the program’s fifth cohort. A competitive program, the incoming class was selected through a rigorous application process designed to…

    Read more

More UAA news