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Student Life

Your Husky Experience doesn’t end when you leave the classroom — your time outside of class is just as vital!

jazz-ensembleJazz studies students prepare for a concert in Brechemin Auditorium
Group of women students with fists raisedBlack Student Union officers celebrating the group's 50th anniversary
THE IMAStudents swim at the Hec Ed Pavilion Pool
Harry fist bumping a fan at the UW stadiumHarry the Husky greets a fan
Lander Hall residence interiorA dorm room in Lander Hall
An 8-woman shell racing through the cutStudents line “The Cut” to take part in the Class Day Regatta, one of our oldest traditions
opera students on performingUW Opera Workshop in dress rehearsal for "Vinkensport," a one-act opera
DAWG DAZEDawg Daze: When we welcome students to campus with 250+ events from more than 60 UW departments and student organizations

Housing & dining

You’re not required to live on campus, but most freshmen do. So what’s it really like?

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Student resources

The UW offers students a multitude of services to help them thrive. Whether you’re looking for extra tutoring, counseling support, career advice or help finding your community, we have you covered.

Find what you need

Intramural activities

More than 30 intramural sports leagues, tournaments and events, in Open, Co-Recreational, Women’s and Men’s divisions. With offerings from bowling to badminton, triathlons to tennis and dodgeball to volleyball, plus a range of levels from newbie to expert, everyone can find a way to get their game on.


Diversity at the UW

From President Ana Mari Cauce’s Race & Equity Initiative to the welcoming environment of the Q Center and the many resources of the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, the UW is devoted to advancing a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Husky health and well-being

Nothing is more important than the security, health and well-being of our students. Explore campus safety, mental health, medical and recreation resources.

Student cultural groups

We know how important it is to find your community at college. At the UW you’ll find organizations that celebrate the diversity of our student body, including the Black Student Union, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, Q Center, Latinx Student Union, CIRCLE (Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange) — and many more.

Student groups

Husky Union Building

The “hub” of student life since 1949, the Husky Union Building is a popular gathering spot with a food court, event spaces, a gaming lounge and a bowling alley.



SafeCampus helps the UW community prevent violence and respond to concerns. When you call, a trained, empathetic professional will listen and offer support and guidance.


Despite its rainy image, Seattle gets less annual rainfall than New York City, Houston and Miami!

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