UW Graduate School

Tri-Campus Resources for Grad Students & Advisors

All UW graduate students have access to any of the Graduate School resources, regardless of where your graduate program is located. Some campus-based resources are limited to students enrolled at that campus (UW Bothell, UW Seattle, UW Tacoma), due to student fee restrictions.

Our Core Programs bi-weekly newsletter will have the most current event information for all campuses. For UW Seattle quarterly events, check out our Programming & Events page. All grad students are welcome at all events.

At-A-Glance Bothell and Tacoma Events and Resources By Quarter

Fall Quarter 2016: Bothell Campus Tacoma Campus
Winter Quarter 2016: Bothell Campus Tacoma Campus
Spring Quarter 2017:   Bothell Campus Tacoma Campus


Please note that this webpage highlights general graduate student resources by campus and is not intended to be exhaustive.

Bothell  Seattle  Tacoma


 

Bothell

Writing & Communication Center

The Writing & Communication Center (WaCC) supports students of all abilities, at any stage of the reading, writing, or presentation process. Our goal is to help you become a stronger, more confident writer and communicator. Read more about WaCC.

Career Services

Career Services empowers University of Washington Bothell students to explore academic pursuits and career interests, build effective job search skills, and connect with the employment community. We offer counseling, advice, guidance, recommendations, suggestions and opportunities. Read more about Career Services.

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, located in the Student Success Center, promotes competitive, merit-based scholarship opportunities on the Bothell campus and mentors qualified students through the application process. Working in close collaboration with Financial Aid, the Career Center, Undergraduate Research, First Year and Pre-Major, and the Office of Fellowships and Awards on the Seattle campus, we offer general scholarship information sessions and conduct one-on-one advising with students applying for competitive, merit-based awards. Read more about the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards.

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) works with current and admitted UW graduate students, helping them identify and locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, conference and research travel.  Although based on the Seattle campus, Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle graduate students can visit GFIS during drop-in advising hours, schedule skype appointments, or request information by email. Sign up for the GFIS blog, to receive the latest funding information opportunities! Read more about GFIS.

Center for International Education

We are here to provide International students with admissions guidance, immigration advice, cultural adjustment assistance, and resources to help you navigate around the campus and Bothell community. Read more about the Center for International Education.

Disability Resources for Students

Embedded in the core values of the University of Washington is a commitment to ensuring access to a quality higher education experience for a diverse student population. Disability Resources for Students (DRS) recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. DRS serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Washington students. DRS serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Washington students. Read more about the DRS.

Veterans Services

Veterans Services is committed to assisting our veterans as they transition out of the military into academic life. We serve as your liaisons to the Department of Veterans Affairs so that you may receive your educational entitlements in addition to providing you with guidance and resources to foster success. Read more about Veterans Services.

Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell

Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB), are the official representative voice for all students within the university. They exist to empower our student body through the following measures: Seeking to enhance the entire student experience by supporting and/or drafting policy that promotes student interests, needs, and welfare. They serve as a liaison between the students and faculty, staff, alumni, and administration. Read more about the ASUWB.

Counseling Center

The UWB Counseling Center offers short-term counseling free of charge to currently enrolled students. The role of the Counseling Center is to provide mental health related services to facilitate students’ adjustment to college and their personal and psychological growth in becoming high functioning and socially responsible adults. The Counseling Center promotes student learning about their emotional and psychological development and increase academic success by positively impacting academic and personal decision-making. Our staff work to help students resolve problems that interfere with personal, social, and academic functioning while also emphasizing prevention, development, adjustment, and wellness. Read more about the Counseling Center.

Sexual Assault Resources

The University of Washington offers free advocacy and support for students and employees affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. Advocacy is a safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students and employees affected by these issues. Meeting with an advocate will not automatically trigger any kind of investigation by the University or the police. Read more about advocacy and support services.

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss concerns or conflicts regarding academic work, employment, or other university-related issues. The role of the Ombud is to listen and understand difficult situations, help talk through and consider options to resolve concerns, and develop a plan for the future. We encourage making an appointment early in a conflict, as we can be a sounding board for you and provide suggestions that can help challenging situations resolve before getting worse. The two Ombud are available to meet at any of the UW campuses: Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma, Harborview, or the UW Medical Center. Read more about the Office of the Ombud.

Tacoma

Writing Support Services

The Writing Support Services (WSS) at the Teaching and Learning Center provides you with the opportunity to work with well-trained consultants who want to support you in your writing process. WSS consultants are thrilled to work with students at all levels and all disciplines. Read more about Writing Support Services.

Career Development and Education

The Career Development and Education office assists undergraduate, graduate students and alumni with developing, evaluating, and implementing career and educational decisions. Our staff is here to support students’ endeavors toward a rewarding college experience and successful professional growth beyond UW Tacoma. Read more about the Career Development and Education office.

Student Fellowships and Awards

Student Fellowships & Awards, within the Office of Global Affairs, is here to support engaged students like you in their applications to nationally competitive fellowships as well as some UW-wide opportunities. Not sure what a fellowship is? Find out below, or better still, attend one of the upcoming info sessions. Read more about Student Fellowships and Awards.

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS)

The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) works with current and admitted UW graduate students, helping them identify and locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, conference and research travel.  Although based on the Seattle campus, Bothell, Tacoma, and Seattle graduate students can visit GFIS during drop-in advising hours, schedule skype appointments, or request information by email.  Sign up for the GFIS blog, to receive the latest funding information opportunities! Read more about GFIS.

International Student and Scholar Services

The International Student and Scholar Services office at UW Tacoma serves F-1 and J-1 international students with non-immigrant immigration advising, programming, and support. We believe a student body rich in diversity — culturally, socially and economically — contributes significantly to a dynamic and energetic learning community for all students. Read more about International Student Services.

Disability Support Services

The University of Washington Tacoma is committed to making physical facilities and instructional programs more accessible to students with disabilities. Disability Support Services (DSS) functions as the focal point for coordination of services for students with disabilities. Read more about Disability Support Services.

Veteran and Military Resource Center

The Veteran and Military Resource Center at UW Tacoma is here to help military veterans and their dependents access their VA educational benefits and Washington state tuition waivers. Our benefits advisors can provide you with general benefit information as well as certify your educational benefits. We also serve as a resource for students providing support and referrals throughout campus and in our community. We look forward to assisting you with any questions and needs. Read more about Veteran and Military Services.

Associated Students of the University of Washington Tacoma

ASUWT is a the elected student government of UW Tacoma. We are here to listen to your concerns and ideas relative to technology, various academic resources, and general needs as a student of the University. Our primary concern is being a resource to make your voice heard to the administration and the legislature. Read more about the ASUWT.

Student Counseling Center

Student Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling, educational workshops and classroom presentations, support groups, consultation with students, faculty, and staff, and referrals, when appropriate, to community mental health and social service providers. Read more about the Student Counseling Center.

Sexual Assault Resources

The University of Washington offers free advocacy and support for students and employees affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. Advocacy is a safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students and employees affected by these issues. Meeting with an advocate will not automatically trigger any kind of investigation by the University or the police. Read more about advocacy and support services.

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss concerns or conflicts regarding academic work, employment, or other university-related issues. The role of the Ombud is to listen and understand difficult situations, help talk through and consider options to resolve concerns, and develop a plan for the future. We encourage making an appointment early in a conflict, as we can be a sounding board for you and provide suggestions that can help challenging situations resolve before getting worse. The two Ombud are available to meet at any of the UW campuses: Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma, Harborview, or the UW Medical Center. Read more about the Office of the Ombud.

Seattle

Writing Consultations for Graduate Students

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) and the UW Libraries Research Commons partner to provide writing consultations that are specifically targeted for writers working on long-term projects. Sessions are exclusively drop-in, and in consideration of the extended scope of the work, can last up to an hour and a half. This service is staffed by graduate tutors who offer writers support, feedback, thoughtful questions and casual, peer-to-peer conversation. Read more about writing consultations.

Speaking Center

The Center offers a space for speech practicing. Students need to sign up for a time on the website and then they can practice, record their speech, and receive feedback from a speaking tutor. Read more about the Speaking Center.

Career and Internship Center

The Career and Internship Center offer numerous resources open to grad students — workshops, events, career counseling and job fairs on campus as well as provides excellent online resources for putting together a job portfolio, networking, getting letters of support, etc. Read more about the Career Center.

Office of Fellowships and Awards

The Office of Fellowships and Awards provides a number of services for the Graduate School, its departments, and students. Services may be grouped into administrative services and counseling/information services related to specific awards and fellowships (note: If you are seeking general search guidance for a range of funding opportunities, please refer to the Graduate Funding Information Service in the Research Commons).  The Office of Fellowships and Awards assists students by publicizing upcoming award deadlines, participating in the application process or administration of some campus-wide awards, and providing application support for a number of nationally competitive fellowships. Read more about the Office of Fellowships and Awards.

Graduate Funding Information Service

GFIS works with current and admitted graduate students, helping them identify and locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, conference and research travel. Students can visit GFIS during drop-in advising hours, schedule individual appointments, or request information by email. Read more about GFIS. For up-to-date funding opportunities throughout the year, sign up for the GFIS blog.

International Student Services

International Student Services (ISS) provides support to UW international students so that they may reach their educational goals. Advisors can clarify the benefits ad restrictions of F-1 and J-1 visa statuses, as well as other related questions. Read more about International Student Services.

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students

FIUTS connects university students through local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership. FIUTS programs create a community of International and American students, members of the local community, and alumni around the world. As a a center of international culture that links campus with community, FIUTS delivers programs to a diverse range of constituents that promote cross-cultural understanding, global culture, and respect for diversity. Read more about FIUTS.

Disability Resources for Students

The Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the Seattle campus enrolled in our undergraduate, graduate, professional, Evening Degree and Access programs for over 38 years. DRS serves 2,000+ students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Students partner with our office to establish services for their access and inclusion on campus. Read more about DRS.

Veterans Education Benefits

Our office serves military veterans and their dependents during their time as students at the UW. The Veterans Education Benefits staff provides students with information about VA educational benefits, certifies GI Bill® benefits, and answers questions about financial aid. The Veterans Education Benefits office also has resources for students who need help making their academic pursuits as successful as possible. Read more about Veterans Education Benefits.

Graduate and Professional Student Senate

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) is the official student government representing the 15,000 graduate and professional students at the University of Washington. GPSS exists to actively support and improve all aspects of graduate and professional student life. GPSS provides and advocates for the tools needed to enhance personal and professional development, and safeguards the interests of the students it represents. Read more about the GPSS.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center hosts a team of psychologists and mental health counselors who provide brief counseling, assessment, referral, and crisis intervention services to currently enrolled University of Washington students. Because the Counseling Center is funded through tuition and the Services and Activities Fee (SAF), students outside this central funding structure are not eligible for ongoing services. These students are welcome to call us to request assistance with referrals to resources in the local community.
Read more about the Counseling Center.

Sexual Assault Resources

The University of Washington offers free advocacy and support for students and employees affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. Advocacy is a safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students and employees affected by these issues. Meeting with an advocate will not automatically trigger any kind of investigation by the University or the police. Read more about advocacy and support services.

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss concerns or conflicts regarding academic work, employment, or other university-related issues. The role of the Ombud is to listen and understand difficult situations, help talk through and consider options to resolve concerns, and develop a plan for the future. We encourage making an appointment early in a conflict, as we can be a sounding board for you and provide suggestions that can help challenging situations be resolved before getting worse. The two Ombuds are available to meet at any of the UW campuses: Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma, Harborview, or the UW Medical Center. Read more about the Office of the Ombud.