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Writing Center (Tacoma)

The writing center staff has professional staff members and student consultants representing a variety of majors. Graduate students or undergrads working on upper-level assignments, applications, personal statements, creative writing, or disciplinary citation styles may find it helpful to work with someone with a similar background.

Graduate students can also access the Grad Writing schedule to work with a professional staff member or student consultant with graduate writing experience.

Multilingual writers can work with any consultant. English Learner Specialist, Kelvin Keown, especially enjoys working with multilingual writers.

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U-PASS

The U-PASS is a bus pass plus more. Loaded right onto the Husky Card, the U-PASS provides members with unlimited rides on regional buses, commuter trains, light rail and water taxis as well as discounts on vanpools, carpools and other special offers. Most students on the Seattle campus are automatically U-PASS members, while faculty and staff must opt in to the program. Students and employees not eligible for one of the standard U-PASS products may buy equivalent products from Transportation Services.

All-Gender Restrooms

All individuals may use facilities such as restrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity; in other words, individuals may use the restroom of the gender they identify with. This is consistent with WAC 162-32-060

Gender neutral restrooms are available for anyone to use, including people who are trans or genderqueer. They provide greater privacy for those who prefer it, and are accessible to persons with disabilities who have a caregiver of a different gender or to parents with a child of a different gender than themselves.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform to help you develop and enhance career skills. Free access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all UW students, staff, and faculty by the Student Technology Fee.

  • Brush up on skills you might be asked about in an interview
  • Learn new skills to make you more competitive for jobs that interest you
  • Watch videos to help you more fully understand topics taught in your courses
  • Prepare for professional certification exams and earn CEUs

More about LinkedIn Learning

Handshake

Handshake is a free resource for UW students and alumni to search and find internships, part-time and full-time jobs, volunteer opportunities and more. By logging into Handshake, you have access to thousands of opportunities that you can directly apply to using your uploaded resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts. You’ll also find up-to-date information about employers interviewing on campus and more.

Questions about your account? E-mail handshake@uw.edu.

Check out Handshake

Connect to a Secure UW Wi-Fi Network

Eduroam is a secure, encrypted Wi-Fi network available at the UW, and the preferred Wi-Fi connection method for UW students, faculty and staff.

Eduroam (“education roaming”) is a global wireless network access service for research and education that allows users from the UW to securely access the Internet from any eduroam-enabled institution throughout the world, including the UW. In addition, eduroam provides visitors from participating institutions access to the UW’s wireless network and the Internet, without needing guest credentials or additional configuration by the user or the UW.

Learn how to access Eduroam

Set Up Your UW NetID

UW-IT’s UW NetID service enables the creation and management of trustworthy online credentials so that UW faculty, staff, students, applicants, researchers, and members of affiliated organizations can identify themselves to online systems and applications. UW NetIDs are used for authentication, accounts, email addresses, and other purposes where unique identification and identifiers are required. Different types of UW NetIDs support different needs, including personal, shared, temporary and admin UW NetIDs.

Steps to Create Your UW NetID

Health Insurance Information 

UW does not provide health insurance for domestic students (U.S. citizens, green card holders, permanent residents, along with DACA and undocumented students). However, the UW offers health insurance to two student groups: graduate students whose UW employment positions qualify them for the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP) and international students on J1 and F1 student visas via the International Student Health Insurance Program (ISHIP). 

Finding a Health Insurance Plan

  • If you are a domestic student residing in King County, and don’t have insurance, you will need to seek insurance through the Washington State Health Plan Finder, Washington state’s health insurance marketplace.
  • Get help on how to use the Washington State Health Plan Finder, by contacting Public Health – Seattle & King County health insurance navigators at 800.756.5437 or UW Hall Health Center at uwhhc@uw.edu.

More Health Insurance Information