Perks & Benefits

July 11, 2019

Recharge in summer

Summer is the perfect time to make room for activities and experiences that will help you be – and feel – prepared for the coming year! The pace can feel slower during this time of the year, and there’s a little more wiggle room to be intentional about visualizing and achieving your intellectual, professional and…

May 15, 2019

A Date with Cheap Calendars

If you’ve put off purchasing an agenda or calendar, your procrastination has paid off. 2017 planning tools are now 30–50 percent off at the U Book Store.

March 20, 2019


UW students can attend for free, with their Husky Card, any regular season game for soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, women’s basketball, softball, and baseball.

March 10, 2019


The MakerSpace is a free resource for students that includes 3-D printers, industrial sewing machines, multiple 3D printers, Kinect v@, 4 iMac desktop stations, electronic fabrication and assembly. Paid for by the Student Technology Fee, so really, you should take advantage of what you pay for.  

February 25, 2019

Surplus Store

When your department gets rid of office furniture, computer equipment, pianos, artwork, whatever, it goes to the UW Surplus Store. And the inventory is open to the public at rock bottom prices every Tuesday. Check it → 

November 2, 2017

What’s a bike/walk/run commuter to do? (Showers, lockers, and other necessities)

I commute by bike and spend most of my day in a shared lab space. What are my options for showering and storing my stuff? —Anonymous This post was first published October 2015, it has been updated for relevancy.  First of all, good on ya for biking! Don’t forget November is Bike in the Rain Month*!…

April 6, 2017

Web-based Flash Cards

The free app Anki offers the effectiveness of flash cards without the hassle.

March 23, 2017

Bicycle Benefits

With a Bicycle Benefits sticker on your helmet, you can save 10% off your purchases at Husky Grind and District Market, plus receive discounts at various restaurants and retailers across the city. Purchase a helmet sticker at Husky Grind, District Market and other participating retailers. 

March 9, 2017

An app for dissertation writing

The free Gingko app combines the functionality of outlines with the fluidity of mind-maps and index cards. One reviewer wrote if the app had existed previously, “it would have saved me two years off my Ph.D.”

January 12, 2017

Snowshoe Rentals

Take advantage of the winter chill — students can rent snowshoes from the Gear Garage for $7.50/day ($12.50/weekend).

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