UW Graduate School

Tri-Campus Resources for Graduate Students

Last updated: September 28, 2021

COVID-19: UW Guidelines & Resources | U501 | Seattle | Bothell | Tacoma


Summary

All UW graduate students have access to a range of informational, consultation, and support services from The Graduate School. Below is a general list of resources available to graduate students across the UW tri-campus. This list is not intended to be exhaustive and does not include student resources specific to each graduate program. Due to student fee restrictions, some resources are available only to students enrolled at their particular UW campus.

COVID-19: UW Guidelines & Resources

This autumn 2021, the UW will safely return to in-person instruction and activities. The University requires requires masks indoors for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccination rates at the UW will be a significant factor in ongoing decisions regarding masks and other health measures, so please get vaccinated if you haven’t already, and attest to your vaccination status.

U501: Advice to Help You Succeed in Grad School

University 501 (U501) is a free, self-guided, and online resource designed for graduate and professional students at all three campuses and is intended to help prepare you for your arrival to and start at the University of Washington. U501 is open to all new and current graduate students with a valid NetID and is divided into five (5) modules. Once you have joined the course, you can access it any time from anywhere with an internet connection.

JOIN U501

Seattle

Academic Resources

UW Seattle Library

Welcome graduate students! The UW Seattle Library is here to support you with your research, teaching, and other information needs.

Read more about UW Seattle Libraries

Odegaard Writing and Research Center

The UW Libraries Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) offers writing tutor support, informational guides, and podcasts about writing at the graduate level. The OWRC also offers an opportunity for graduate students to join a semi-formal writing accountability group for individuals working on long-term writing projects.

Read more about the OWRC

Research Commons

The UW Libraries Research Commons provides a collaborative environment in which students and faculty can come together to share and discuss research, as well as get support for all steps of the research process: searching, writing, publishing, funding. The Research Commons is a place to collaborate and connect with fellow students and faculty on research projects. It is a place for workshop and presentation opportunities, and a place to discover what your peers and colleagues are researching.

Consultation services include:

  • Writing Consultations for Graduate Students
  • Citation Management Help
  • Design Help Desk
  • Digital Scholarship Project Help
  • and more!

Read more about the Research Commons

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is dedicated to supporting the UW teaching community, including graduate student Teaching Assistants and Instructors. Our services are grounded in research, draw on established pedagogical approaches, promote innovation, and are deeply collaborative in nature.

Read more about the CTL

Statistical Consulting Services

Faculty and graduate students in the Consulting Program of the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics offer free statistical advice to University of Washington faculty, staff, and students through scheduled 50 minute consulting appointments during academic quarters when class is in session. They provide assistance with:

  • the design of studies and experiments, including the preparation of grant proposals
  • data visualization and presentation
  • choice and application of statistical methods
  • development of specialized statistical methods in some cases

Read more about Statistical Consulting Services

Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Student Resources

Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GSEE) program

As a unit of the University of Washington Graduate School, the Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE) is committed to enhancing equity and social progression to promote the success of graduate students of color at our Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses.

For 50 years, GSEE has worked with graduate students, staff, faculty, and campus leadership to develop initiatives that strengthen graduate diversity, enhance academic opportunities, and encourage and support research exploring cultural diversity. GSEE aims to cultivate a culturally and ethnically diverse academic and social environment in which all graduate students can learn and thrive while attending the University of Washington.

GSEE promotes and supports:

  • Outreach, Recruitment and Graduate Student Success
  • Professional Development and Community Building
  • Graduate Funding Opportunities
  • Scholarship and Research
  • Advocacy, Consulting and Advising

Read more about GSEE

Undocumented Students

The Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE) of the University of Washington Graduate School has compiled information and resources for departments and individuals seeking status (self-identified DREAMers, HB 1079 eligible, and/or DACA approved).

Read more about support for undocumented students

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD)

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty and staff.

Read more about OMAD

Q Center (LGBTQ+ Students)

The Q Center envisions a Washington community where justice, equality, compassion, and respect for all people prevail.

Services include:

  • Facilitate holistic culturally embedded and appropriate services for Q students, faculty, and staff.
  • Increase understanding and access to comprehensive, accurate, and respectful information and care regarding sexuality and gender.
  • Support, affirm, and celebrate the range of sexual and gender experiences, orientations, and expressions.
  • Eliminate campus harassment and discrimination based on sexual and gender orientation/identity.

Read more about the Q Center

D Center

The D Center is UW’s Disability and d/Deaf Cultural center, located in the Husky Union Building – Room 327, a space where students can study, organize, rest and attend events and programs focusing on supporting and celebrating disability and D/deaf communities at thew UW and beyond!

Read more about the D Center

Bias Incident Reporting Tool

Report all incidents of bias or suspected bias using the UW’s bias reporting tool, which was created in partnership with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, the Office of Student Life and the president’s Race & Equity Initiative.

This Bias Incident Reporting Tool is for non-emergency incidents. If your immediate safety is at risk, you are witnessing violence or perceive imminent harm to yourself or others, please immediately dial 911. If your experience includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and/or relationship violence, please contact UW SafeCampus at (206) 685-7233 (available 24 hours, 7 days a week).

Bias reporting tool

Health Insurance Information and Wellness Resources

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). The University of Washington 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.

Read more about health insurance and cost

Health & Wellness Services

UW Seattle offers a wide range of health and wellness services, from exceptional medical care and counseling services to recreation classes, safety resources, peer health advocacy, trainings and more. Most services on this site are limited to currently matriculated UW Seattle students, while others are open to faculty, staff and the general public. Our goal is to support your health, safety and well-being so you can make the most out of your Husky Experience.

Read more about Health and Wellness Services

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers multiple options for students seeking help coping with stress and mental health concerns. Students who are currently enrolled in degree-seeking programs at the Seattle campus are eligible for our counseling services.

For students who are physically out of state and/or for any student (including in-state) who is in crisis, UW has partnered with My SSP to give students access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, 24/7 and in multiple languages. There are several ways to connect: 1-866-775-0608

Read more about the Counseling Center

Recreation

Recreational activity and the ability to balance academics with physical engagement is paramount to the success of our students. Through our UW Rec programs, students strive to build communities and experiences outside of the classroom, control stress levels, and set healthy habits for the rest of their lives.

Read more about UW Rec

Waterfront Activities Center

The Waterfront Activities Center (WAC) is nestled on the shores of Union Bay, the gateway to Lake Washington. We are conveniently located on the south side of Husky Stadium, within a short walk of the UW Lightrail station. From spring through fall we rent kayaks, canoes, and rowboats. Our boat selection can accommodate a single paddler up to a group of four. Come solo, with a group of friends, or with the family!

Read more about WAC

Funding Information Resources

Graduate Funding Information Service

The 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, conferences, and research travel. Students can visit GFIS during drop-in advising hours, schedule individual appointments, or request information by email.

Read more about GFIS

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

Computing and IT Resources

IT Services

UW Seattle Information Technology (UW-IT) provides computing and information technology services to help students build a successful academic career. The information below will help you navigate the variety of resources available to you. Also, check with your academic program’s IT staff for additional recommendations and guidelines.

Services include:

  • How to access and use MyPlan (academic planner)
  • How to access and use Canvas
  • Options for setting up your e-mail account through UW Gmail or UW Exchange Online (part of UW Office 365)
  • How to connect to wifi networks on campus and in student housing
  • How to access central file storage, where you can save and open your files anywhere on or off campus

Read more about computing and IT services for students

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

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’) 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

Read more about accessing this wi-fi network

Software and Hardware

UW Seattle students can access free, or reduced cost, computer software and hardware. This includes:

  • Software downloads (Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, Sophos Anti-Virus, SPSS, and Husky OnNet VPN Service)
  • Web-publishing tools
  • Online and cloud-based software (such as G Suite)
  • Student Technology Loan Program (free to reserve laptops, audio recording equipment, projectors)

Read more about software and hardware available to students

Career Development Resources

Career and Internship Center

The Career and Internship Center offers career development resources that are open to grad students — 1:1 career coaching, workshops, and job fairs — and provides excellent online resources on topics like how to build your career skills, professional networking, writing resumes and cover letters, and job search strategies.

To get you started, check out these Career and Internship Center web pages:

  • Resources for graduate students
  • DIY Resources – 24/7 access to free career development videos, webinars, worksheets, and informational guides

Read more about the Career & Internship Center

Core Programs — Office of Graduate Student Affairs

Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School collaborates with university partners to host professional development events for graduate students. Topics include exploring careers in non-profit, industry, government, and academia; honing your communication and public speaking skills; getting the mentoring you need to support your career development.

Read more about Core Programs

Handshake

Handshake is the UW’s online job and internship database. You can schedule career coaching appointment, RSVP for events and search for internships, part-time and full-time jobs, from your computer or mobile device. Questions about your account? E-mail handshake@uw.edu

Read more about Handshake

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a free 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

Read more about LinkedIn Learning

Disability and Accessibility Resources

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

DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology)

The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.

Read more about DO-IT

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 UW Policy WAC 162-32-060.

Gender neutral restrooms are available for anyone to use, including people who are trans, genderqueer, or non-binary. They provide greater privacy for those who prefer it, and are accessible to persons with disabilities who have caregivers who identify as trans, genderqueer or non-binary, as well as to parents with children who are trans, genderqueer or non-binary.

Read more about all-gender restrooms

Student Leadership and Community-Building Resources

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

UW Graduate Students Facebook Page

Join this group page to connect with fellow graduate students, learn about resources and events, and post or respond to housing opportunities.

Join the facebook group

International Student Services & Resources

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 and restrictions of F-1 and J-1 visa statuses, as well as other related questions. 

Read more about ISS

Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE)

CIRCLE streamlines critical support for international students and engages both domestic and international students so that they thrive at UW and in the global economy. CIRCLE is the UW’s primary portal to resources, community and activities that help international and domestic students maximize their Husky Experience together.

Read more about CIRCLE

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 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

Student Veteran Services

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

Student Veteran Life

Student Veteran Life is a unit founded by student veterans, for student veterans. As such, in order to build on the strength of organic and authentic community building and effectively bridge the civilian-military divide on campus, Student Veteran Life is led by a team of experienced and diverse veterans. Our unit serves a diverse community of scholars who have served their country and now want to advance their lives and education at the University of Washington.

Read more about Student Veteran Life

Student Parent Resources

Childcare Assistance Program

The Childcare Assistance Program (formerly known as Student Parent Resource Center) is designed to assist UW Seattle campus students in covering the costs of licensed childcare for their children (ages birth – 12 years old) while enrolled in an eligible program of study. This award is funded by Student & Activity fees paid by students attending the Seattle Campus.

Read more about the Childcare Assistance Program

Lactation Stations

The UW provides private, secure, and clean lactation stations to support nursing mothers in buildings across campus, at the medical centers, and other UW offices.

Read more about the Childcare Assistance Program

Housing and Commuter Services

Graduate Student Housing

As a graduate student, your apartment living options are many and varied. You can live right next door to campus or just a short bus ride away. Our furnished and unfurnished apartments are available to students who are single, married, registered same-sex domestic partners, as well as students with families.

Read more about Graduate Student Housing

Off-Campus Housing Information

Below are sites that provide off-campus rental listings for apartments and houses:

Seattle Rentals | PadMapper | Apartments.com

Transportation Services

Whether you are a visitor to the campus or a regular commuter, it’s easy to get to the University of Washington by bus or light rail. More than 60 bus routes serve the University District, including many that drive onto the campus itself.

Read more about Transportation Services

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.

Read more about U-PASS

Gender-based & Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources and Campus Safety

Gender-based & Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources

This website provides victims of sexual violence with an array of resources that reflect the University’s commitment to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.

You may use these resources to get confidential support, to address safety concerns, to locate providers of medical care and counseling, and to learn how to report sexual assault.

Read more about these resources

Campus Safety

You have a right to live, work, study and socialize in an environment that’s free of violence and harassment. If you have concerns about your or another person’s wellbeing, these services can help.

Read more about Campus Safety

Conflict Resolution Resources

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the UW community by providing high quality, client-focused services for preventing, managing, navigating and resolving conflict at the UW. We act as thought-partners with clients to assist them in navigating any issue to do with their lives at the UW. Through active participation in the problem-solving process, clients develop the ability to prevent, manage, and resolve future conflicts.

Read more about the Ombud

Bothell

Academic Resources

UW Bothell Library

Library staff are leaders in user-centered services, assessment, collaboration, online learning, and innovative pedagogies. Each graduate program, or department, has a dedicated UWB librarian to support it’s students. Please check each program’s website to find out more about the dedicated librarian.

Read more about the UW Bothell Library

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

Quantitative Skills Center

The Quantitative Skills Center (QSC) promotes quantitative reasoning at UW Bothell through peer tutoring and faculty development. In addition to tutoring, the QSC offers software, informational guides, and equipment checkout.

The QSC can also:

  • Clarify statistical terms and uses of various statistics
  • Provide technical support with statistical functions in Excel and SPSS
  • Advise on data visualization and presentations
  • Review the design of studies and experiments

Read more about the QSC

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Student Resources

Diversity Center

The Diversity Center is run by students, for students. Provides a variety of resources, including meeting space, for veterans, students with disabilities, undocumented students, first generation college students, LGBTQI students, international students, and students of color, amongst other groups.

Read more about the Diversity Center

Undocumented Students

UW Bothell is committed to supporting our DACA students. Read the messages of support from UW President Ana Mari Cauce and from UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh.

  • View the centralized undocument student resources pages with all information currently known to UW Bothell. We will update it as new information and resources become available.
  • Please contact Undocumented focused Program Manager, Diana Betancourt Macias at 425.352.5030 or diana11@uw.edu at the Student Diversity Center for further assistance.

Read more about undocumented student resources

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion are core values and priorities of the University of Washington Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone. 

Read more about the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Bias Incident Reporting Tool

If you feel you’ve experienced an incident of bias on campus (including housing) or in a class, please go to the CARE reporting site and make your report. An incident of bias is typically something that you think has happened because of some aspect of your identity (gender, sexuality, race, immigrant status, language spoken, veteran status, disability, etc.). Be sure to select the box for “bias” in the menu for your report.

Bias reports may be submitted by the person who experiences the bias, or they may be submitted by someone who witnessed a bias incident, or a person who experiences a bias incident may ask a trusted advocate to file a report on their behalf. If a bias report is submitted on behalf of someone without consent of the alleged victim, then the case will move forward only if the alleged victim consents or if the bias incident is egregious enough to warrant university or legal action (e.g., a clear hate crime).

This process will not replace existing structures on campus, nor should it be used in immediate or emergency situations. For immediate situations, contact SafeCampus at (206) 685-7233 or for Emergency situations please call 911.

Find the bias incident reporting tool here

Health Insurance Information and Wellness Resources

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). The University of Washington 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.
  • If you live in East King County, 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.

Read more about health insurance and cost

Health & Wellness Resource Center

The Health and Wellness Resource Center (HaWRC) is a one-stop hub connecting students with on-campus and community resources to help you thrive. Through a partnership with the United Way Benefits Hub, we provide resource connections, financial coaching, and public benefits enrollment. Our services also include peer health education and sexual and relationship violence prevention and advocacy.

Read more about HaWRC

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. 

For students who are physically out of state and/or for any student (including in-state) who is in crisis, UW has partnered with My SSP to give students access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, 24/7 and in multiple languages. There are several ways to connect: 1-866-775-0608

Read more about the Counseling Center

Recreation & Fitness

We are excited to have you join us at the Activities & Recreation Center (ARC)! There is also the Fitness Center, which is located on the lower level and is a space for community and connection that empowers all to live happier and healthier lives. Enjoy a variety of activities all centered on fun, fitness and personal development; many at no additional cost. Explore the Cascades, try a Dance Choreography class, or grab a few friends for an Outdoor Soccer league. The ARC and Fitness Center provides programming that fits into your life, interests and needs.

Read more about Recreation & Fitness

Computing and IT Services

IT Services

Welcome to UW Bothell! We’re glad you’re here. UW Bothell IT is here to support you with your educational technology needs to be a successful learner online and in the classroom. On this page you will find useful tutorials and links to technology resource services available to UW Bothell students.

Services include:

  • How to access and use MyPlan (academic planner)
  • How to access and use Canvas
  • Setting up your UW e-mail
  • UW Zoom videoconferencing system
  • The Open Learning Lab (virtual computer lab)

Read more about these resources

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.

Set up your UW NetID

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’) 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

Read more about accessing this wi-fi network

Software and Hardware

UW Bothell students have several options to get software and hardware, sometimes at free or reduced cost. This includes:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Sophos Anti-Virus
  • SPSS
  • Husky OnNet VPN Service
  • Laptop and Wifi Hotspot lending program

Read more about these resources

Career Development Resources

Career Services

Career Services has developed resources for graduate students for professional development, and has extensive resources specific to each school and program. The career counselors work closely with Graduate School Advisers to make sure the content is relevant to student needs.

Types of appointments

  • Graduate student advising
  • Continuing education
  • Graduate resumes, CVs, cover letters
  • Job & internship search strategy
  • Interviews
  • Portfolio development

Read more about career services for graduate students

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.

Read more about Handshake

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

Read more about LinkedIn Learning

Disability and Accessibility Resources

Disability Resources for Students

DRS provides services to students who are enrolled at the University of Washington Bothell. Academic accommodations, if reasonable and appropriate, are provided to students with a permanent or temporary physical, emotional, or sensory disability. A student must meet with a DRS counselor in order to receive services, and may be asked to provide documentation of their disability. There is no minimal or baseline disability that one must have to receive services. If you have a disability that affects you academically, you may be eligible for services.

Read more about the DRS

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.

Read more about all-gender restrooms

Funding Information Resources

Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

The Office of Merit Scholarships award students based on academic performance and extracurricular achievements. The awards often provide opportunities for enrichment such as research, study abroad, community service, etc.

This office maintains a list of general and program-specific scholarships open to eligible graduate students.

Read more about the Office of Merit Scholarships

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 schedule virtual appointments or request information by email.

  • Sign up for the GFIS blog, to receive the latest information about funding opportunities!

Read more about GFIS

Graduate School Office of Fellowships & 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 & Awards

Student Leadership and Community-Building Resources

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

UW Graduate Students Facebook Page

Join this group page to connect with fellow graduate students, learn about resources and events, and post or respond to housing opportunities.

Join the facebook group

International Student Resources

Center for International Education

The Center for International Education (CIE) provides international students with admissions guidance, immigration advice, cultural adjustment assistance, and resources to navigate the Bothell campus and community. 

Read more about the CIE

Student Veteran Resources

Veterans Services

Veterans Services provides assistance to students who are entitled to receive educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Whether a student is a new applicant for benefits or has used them at previous institutions, Veterans Services is committed to working in partnership to ensure that the process is simple and well-organized.

Read more about Veterans Services

Student Parent Resources

Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program is designed to assist UW Bothell Campus students in covering the costs of licensed childcare for their children (newborn – 12 years old) while enrolled in an eligible program of study.  This award is funded by Services & Activities fees paid by students attending the Bothell campus.

Read more about the Child Care Assistance Program

Lactation Stations

The UW provides private, secure, and clean lactation stations to support nursing mothers in buildings across campus, at the medical centers, and other UW offices.

Read more about lactation stations

Housing and Commuter Resources

Student Housing

Student Housing at UW Bothell offers all the conveniences of apartment style living coupled with residence life programming, a vibrant community of learners, and a safe environment to facilitate student success. Applications are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

Read more about student housing

Off-Campus Housing Information

Below are sites that provide off-campus rental listings for apartments and houses:

Apartments.com | PadMapper | Zillow

Commuter Services

Commuter Services provides transportation resources to the campus community, including providing parking permits, disability parking assistance, bicycle and pedestrian access, bus route information, and carpool support. Our ultimate goal is reducing single-occupancy vehicle trips to the UW Bothell / Cascadia College campus.

Read more about commuter services

U-PASS

The U-PASS is a bus pass plus more. Loaded right onto the Husky Card, the U-PASS provides members with rides on regional buses, commuter trains, and light rail.

Read more about U-PASS

Gender-based & Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources and Campus Safety

Gender-Based & Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources

The University of Washington Bothell offers free advocacy and support for students affected by sexual assault, rape, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. Meeting with an advocate will not automatically lead to any kind of investigation by the university or the police.​

Read more about these resources

Campus Safety

Our department provides professional security and campus safety services to UW Bothell and Cascadia College. To enhance the teaching and learning environment for the entire campus community, we are committed to creating and maintaining safety as well as a sense of security. Campus Safety Officers actively patrol the campus to get to know our community members.

Read more about Campus Safety

Conflict Resolution Resources

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the UW community by providing high quality, client-focused services for preventing, managing, navigating and resolving conflict at the UW. We act as thought-partners with clients to assist them in navigating any issue to do with their lives at the UW. Through active participation in the problem-solving process, clients develop the ability to prevent, manage, and resolve future conflicts.

Read more about the Office of the Ombud

Tacoma

Academic Resources

UW Tacoma Library

The UW Tacoma Library is a catalyst for the UW Tacoma community. We offer services, infrastructure, and environments designed to help students achieve their dreams and faculty to create new knowledge that positively impacts the local community and beyond. We provide a place for the community to come together around shared interests to learn, achieve, create, and reflect.

Read more about UW Tacoma Library

Writing Center

Our 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 our Grad Writing schedule to work with a professional staff member or student consultant with graduate writing experience.

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

Read more about the Writing Center

Quantitative Skills Tutoring

The Quantitative Center offers tutoring support for specific graduate courses involving statistics.

Read more about Quantitative Skills Tutoring

Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Student Resources

Center for Equity and Inclusion

The Center for Equity and Inclusion enhances the holistic education of all students by supporting the success of historically marginalized groups, empowering community members to engage difference toward justice, and build a more equitable campus.

Read more about the Center for Equity and Inclusion

Undocumented Students

It’s more important than ever for the University to recommit to engaging in efforts both seen and felt that embrace and affirm our DACA and undocumented students and respond with urgency to the many challenging issues that impact their sense of safety, belonging and thriving at UW Tacoma. President Ana Mari Cauce calls us to celebrate the strength of our undocumented students as they embody the vision, hope and promise of the type of society we hope our students will one day help build and sustain.

Read more about resources for undocumented students

Office of Equity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity and Inclusion was created to help cultivate an institutional vision and commitment to diversity while ensuring an equitable environment for all members of the UW Tacoma community. This means paying attention to policies and practices involving management, leadership, communication, resources, scholarship, and community. It includes focusing attention on the demographic composition of UW Tacoma and our surrounding community of the South Puget Sound to be certain that we know who are our students, faculty, staff, and community partners in order to better serve and work with all.

Read more about the Office of Equity and Inclusion

Bias Incident Reporting Tool

Bias incidents are acts or behaviors motivated by the offender’s bias against any combination but not limited to identities such as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

While these acts do not necessarily rise to the level of a crime, a violation of state law, university policy, or the Student Code of Conduct, a bias act may contribute to creating an unsafe, negative, or unwelcome environment for the victim; anyone who shares the same social identity as the victim; and/or, community members of the University.

This reporting process is open to all who are the University of Washington Tacoma campus: Faculty, Staff, Students and Visitors.

This process will not replace existing structures on campus, nor should it be used in immediate or emergency situations. For immediate situations please call UWT Campus Safety at (253) 692-4416 or for Emergency situations please call 911.

Read more about the bias incident reporting tool

Health Insurance Information and Wellness Resources

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). The University of Washington 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 living in Pierce County and need health insurance, you will need to seek insurance through the Washington State Health Plan Finder. For assistance with navigating the health plan finder, contact Pierce County Project Access at (253) 572-7265.

Read more about health insurance and cost

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides you with access to the care you need. Student Health Services partners with CHI Franciscan Health, a premier healthcare provider in the Pacific Northwest. With dedicated healthcare providers in downtown Tacoma, additional walk-in locations throughout the Puget Sound, and 24-hour virtual urgent care, we’re making it easier than ever for you to stay Husky and healthy.

Read more about Student Health Services

Psychological and Wellness Services

Psychological and Wellness Services (PAWS) provides confidential, intentional, and problem-focused mental health counseling, aimed at building better skills and exploring alternative ways of coping. Our services are for currently enrolled UW Tacoma students at no additional cost. Counseling & Psychological Services provides confidential crisis, individual, couples*, and group counseling; educational workshops and classroom presentations; consultation for students, faculty, staff, and student families; and referrals (when appropriate) to community mental health and social service providers and other UWT student services and resources.

*We are unable to provide couples counseling via teletherapy.

For students who are physically out of state and/or for any student (including in-state) who is in crisis, UW has partnered with My SSP to give students access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support, 24/7 and in multiple languages. There are several ways to connect: 1-866-775-0608

Read more about PAWS

University Y Student Center

The University Y Student Center (UWY) is UW Tacoma’s student recreation center. It is a fully operational YMCA, with recreation and fitness spaces, an NCAA regulation basketball court, cardio and weights equipment, indoor track, personal training, and locker rooms. Beyond the recreation center, the UWY serves as a social space for students too. Home to the Center for Student Involvement and student government, campus meeting and event spaces, and a game room, the UWY is a hub of student life at UW Tacoma. 

Read more about the University Y Student Center

Computing and IT Services

IT Services

UW Tacoma Information Technology (IT) serves faculty, students, and staff by providing access to innovative technologies, resources, platforms, and state-of-the-art computing and media facilities, as well as strategic partnerships to create an environment conducive to teaching and learning. We are committed to providing these tools in an inclusive, and equitable environment.

UW Tacoma IT offers consultation and support on accessing:

  • How to use access and use MyPlan (academic planner)
  • How to access and use Canvas
  • Setting up your UW e-mail
  • Cloud services (UW Google/Office 365)
  • UW Tacoma Network Login
  • Multimedia Services

Read more about IT Services

Software and Hardware

UW Tacoma students have several options to get software and hardware, sometimes at free or reduced cost through UWare. This includes:

  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
  • Sophos Anti-Virus
  • SPSS
  • Husky OnNet VPN Service
  • Multimedia Lab
  • Laptop and media equipment checkout

Read more about these resources

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.

Set up your UW NetID

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’) 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

Read more about accessing this wi-fi network

Career Development Resources

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

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.

Read more about Handshake

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

Read more about LinkedIn Learning

Accessibility Resources

Disability Resources for Students

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the UW Tacoma campus. Any enrolled student at UW Tacoma who has an appropriately documented physical, emotional, or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working), is eligible for services from DRS.

Read more about Disability Resources for Students

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.

Read more about all-gender restrooms

Funding Information Resources

Student Fellowships

Student Fellowships, 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.

Read more about Student Fellowships

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 schedule virtual appointments or request information by email. 

  • Sign up for the GFIS blog, to receive the latest funding information opportunities!

Read more about GFIS

Graduate School Office of Fellowships & 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 & Awards

Student Leadership and Community-Building Resources

Associated Students of the University of Washington Tacoma

The Associated Students of the University of Washington Tacoma (ASUWT) is 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 ASUWT

UW Graduate Students Facebook Page

Join this group page to connect with fellow graduate students, learn about resources and events, and post or respond to housing opportunities.

Join the facebook group

International Student Resources

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is a part of the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at University of Washington Tacoma. The work of ISSS is comprised of three functional areas: F-1 Student and J-1 Scholar Advising, Programming & Outreach.

Read more about International Student and Scholar Services

Student Veteran Resources

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 the Veteran and Military Resource Center

Student Parent Resources

Childcare Assistance Program

The Childcare Assistance Program at UW Tacoma offers students with dependents financial assistance to cover the cost of childcare (ages: birth – 12 years and 11 months) while attending classes.  Students who apply and meet the eligibility requirements will receive financial assistance on a quarterly basis. The program is offered Autumn through Spring. Funding for Summer Quarter is not available.

Read more about the Childcare Assistance Program

Lactation Stations

The UW provides private, secure, and clean lactation stations to support nursing mothers in buildings across campus, at the medical centers, and other UW offices.

Read more about lactation stations

Housing and Commuter Resources

Student Housing

UW Tacoma offers students the opportunity to live on-campus in a community-based living environment. As a resident in UW Tacoma’s Court 17 Residence Hall, you will have the opportunity to live with other UW Tacoma students in a vibrant and engaging community.

Read more about student housing

Off Campus Housing Information

Below are sites that provide off-campus rental listings for apartments and houses:

Apartments.com | PadMapper | Zillow

Transportation Services

Transportation Services offers information and services related to commuting like public transportation, rideshare, parking, biking and more.

Read more about transportation services

U-PASS

The U-PASS is a bus pass and more. It gives faculty, staff and students access to a complete package of low-cost transportation options — from buses and commuter train service to discounted vanpooling. The U-PASS allows you to ride the bus anytime, anywhere without paying fare — it is even good on the Sounder Train! More than a dozen Pierce Transit routes serve the UW Tacoma campus.

Read more about U-PASS

Gender-based & Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources and Campus Safety

Gender-Based & Sexual Harassment and 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 these resources

Campus Safety & Security

Campus Safety & Security is a team of men and women committed to ensuring the safety and security of the UW Tacoma campus community, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Read more about Campus Safety

Conflict Resolution Resources

Office of the Ombud

The Office of the Ombud serves the UW community by providing high quality, client-focused services for preventing, managing, navigating and resolving conflict at the UW. We act as thought-partners with clients to assist them in navigating any issue to do with their lives at the UW. Through active participation in the problem-solving process, clients develop the ability to prevent, manage, and resolve future conflicts.

Read more about the Office of the Ombud