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Communications

The communications team conveys the Graduate School’s commitment to diversity and graduate students’ success by supporting fundraising, recruitment and retention and professional development efforts.

Annie Pellicciotti, director

Additional support

We direct, design, create and maintain our online presence that serves the Graduate School’s audiences. In addition, we gather, coordinate and disseminate information of interest and importance to UW graduate students, Graduate School staff, University leaders, the UW campus and the community, and collaborate with units campus-wide to share content and cross-promote news and successes. Communications vehicles include the Graduate School website, social media channels, regular enewsletters to grad students and staff, public presentations and institutional reporting.

Location and contact

100 Gerberding Hall (map →)
General inquiries: gradcomm@uw.edu
Website comments: gradcomm@uw.edu
206.543.3287

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Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence

In support of the University’s outreach, recruitment and retention of Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander students, GSEE presents networking and professional development opportunities for graduate students throughout the academic year, in collaboration with graduate programs and campus units.

Carolyn Jackson, director

Additional support

GSEE’s recruitment efforts include sponsoring a series of Prospective Student Days, in which admitted graduate students visit the Seattle campus as they weigh the UW’s offer of admission. 

Location and contact

G-1 Communications (map →)
uwgsee@uw.edu
206.543.9016 or 800.524.9122

Would you like to schedule time to speak with a GSEE staff member? Please fill out our online “connect with GSEE” form.

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Equity & Justice in Graduate Programs

The Graduate School believes that fostering diversity and inclusion in education is a paramount responsibility as we prepare our students to be effective leaders in local and global societies.

Our support and programming is designed to help our students of color thrive while at the university and beyond.

Ralina Joseph, associate dean

Location and contact

Loew Hall (map →
humienik@uw.edu 
206.221.7342

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Interdisciplinary Programs

The Graduate School provides advocacy, management, and an administrative home for integrative interdisciplinary programs.

David Canfield-Budde, assistant dean for academic affairs

Additional support

We partner with faculty across multiple colleges, schools, campuses, and partner institutions to support educational activities that cut across administrative boundaries and where the diversity of faculty interests and expertise cannot easily be represented by a single chair, dean, or chancellor.

Location and contact

315 Loew Hall, Box 352191 (map →)
dacan@uw.edu
206.685.6664

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Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS)

The Graduated Enrollment Management Services (GEMS) team is happy to serve you and answer your questions!

Jesse Knappenberger, director

Before contacting GEMS, we encourage you to seek out the information and advising support that helps meet your needs. Please select your status below and reach out the appropriate department/program based on your student type:

GEMS Contact

Contact the academic department for

  • Admission requirements
  • Application review processes
  • Application deadlines, and or withdrawing your application

Contact the undergraduate Office of Admissions for

  • Campus tours

Contact GEMS for

  • Application fee waivers
  • English language proficiency requirement

Contact GEMS for:

  • Degree verification
  • Pre-arrival and recieving your intial form I-20 (International students)

Contact GEMS for

  • Thesis and dissertation submission
  • Letter of certification
  • On-Leave

Contact International Student Services (ISS) for

  • Immigration advising

Contact the Office of the University Registrar for

  • Degree certification
  • Diploma issues
  • Viewing letters of recommendation

Contact Student Fiscal Services for

  • Tuition-related issues and questions

Contact GEMS for:

  • Reinstatement

Advising Appointments

Appointments are filled weekly on a first-come, first-served basis. When all appointments for the week have been filled, no additional appointment will be scheduled until the following Monday.

Appointments can be held on virtually (on Zoom) or by phone. You will be able to choose your meeting type when you make your appointment. You must have a Zoom account to log in should you select a Zoom appointment.

Appointment Hours

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. PT (Except for UW closures)

Schedule a GEMS Appointment


Contact Information

Phone

206.685.2630
10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–4 p.m. PT, Monday–Friday*

Email

uwgrad@uw.edu

Please provide as much detail as possible, include identifying information such as:

  • Application ID (ApplD)
  • Academic program(s)
  • Student number (if applicable)
  • UWNetlD (if applicable)
  • Screen shots as appropriate
  • Your status: prospective student, applicant or current student

Physical Address

G-1 Communications (map >>)
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. PT*

*hours may not be valid during UW closures for holidays or other reasons

Mailing Address

For official transcript delivery options, please see our Official Transcript Requirements page.

Standard postal service

University of Washington
Graduate Enrollment Management Services
Box 353770
Seattle, WA USA 98195-3770

Express Courier Service

University of Washington
Graduate Enrollment Management Services
G-1 Communications
4109 Stevens Way
Seattle, WA USA 98195-3770

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Office of the Dean

Appointed by the provost, the dean is the leading advocate for graduate students and graduate education at the UW.

Joy Williamson-Lott, Dean of the graduate school

Additional support

Appointed by the provost, the dean is the leading advocate for graduate students and graduate education at the UW. The dean directs the many services and resources that the Graduate School offers to support graduate students and their success, as well as the processes that guarantee the high quality of the UW’s academic programs. In collaboration with deans and faculty in schools and colleges throughout the University, the graduate dean raises money to support graduate students and programs, as well as demonstrates the significant impact that graduate education has throughout our communities.

Location and contact

graddean@uw.edu
206.543.7468

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