No matter what you’re interested in, there’s a community for it at the UW.

Student Activities

Student activities and student government are great ways to make friends, find common interests and explore new experiences while you’re at the UW.

The Student Activities Office supports student government and the UW’s Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). We have more than 850 of them, from study groups to professional groups, honor societies to casual clubs.

Here’s just a handful of examples:

  • Aerial Robotics Club
  • African Dance Club
  • Bike Shop
  • Chinese Theater Club
  • Creating a Company Club
  • Lux Film Production Club
  • Tea Club

Find it at the HUB

The Husky Union Building, affectionately known as “the HUB,” is a center of activity at the UW. Here you’ll find student services, including the Q Center (resources for queer students), Student Activities Office, a food court, HUB Games (including a bowling alley!), and study and lounge areas. It also houses the Welcome Center, where campus tours start and admissions presentations take place.

Greek Life

Approximately 4,800 undergraduates participate in Greek Life at the UW. Fraternities and sororities offer leadership opportunities and a support system, as well as the chance to serve and connect with others through mentoring and academic excellence programs, social activities, philanthropic projects and leadership development. Many of these activities contribute to the UW and the greater Seattle community.

Join the Dawg Pack

There’s nothing like the energy at a college football game, but how many universities have “sailgating”? The UW is one of just three schools where you can arrive at a game by boat. Fans can moor on the docks or drop anchor in the bay — either way, Husky Harbor offers one of the most memorable tailgating experiences around.

But football isn’t the only game in town: The UW is a member of
Men: Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis, track & field
Women: Basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball

UW Recreation

You’re never short on options at the Intramural Activities Building (IMA).

Facilities include:

  • Full fitness center
  • Five gyms (basketball, volleyball and badminton) International and North American squash courts
  • Rock climbing center
  • Indoor jogging and walking track
  • Swimming pool and saunas
  • Racquetball/handball courts
  • Studios for group cycling, TRX and personal training
  • Dawg Bites Café

The IMA also maintains sports fields, tennis courts and sand volleyball courts.

Intramural Sports

From team sports to individual competitions, intramurals offers a variety of options and levels. Create a team of your own or join one as a free agent. Find fun, fitness and friendship through the UW’s intramural sports program.


The Husky Experience happens outside the classroom, too. UWild offers classes, trips and gear rentals to help you engage in outdoor experiences that inspire you and push your limits (safely, of course). Take a study break to climb at the Crags, paddle at the Waterfront or join an activity club.

Waterfront Activities Center

The Waterfront Activities Center, located on Union Bay in Lake Washington, offers canoe and rowboat rentals (discounts available for students, faculty and staff). Interested in the UW Concrete Canoe Team, Washington Yacht Club, University Kayak Club or Union Bay Rowing Club? They organize their activities here.