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Our tour guides know UW!

What’s it really like to be a student at the UW? Our tour guides can tell you. Join us for a Husky Hangout, and connect with two current UW students for a 30-minute virtual hangout (Zoom) to get your student life questions answered. Can’t make a Hangout? Email visituw@uw.edu, and a tour guide will reply.

For questions about the admissions process, join us for an online freshman information session.

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Malikah

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Cupertino, CA

Major: ACMS

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Malikah says: Anytime someone comes to visit me, I always take them to Gas Works Park! There's such a beautiful view of the Seattle skyline and it's so close to campus. I've also gotten some great photos there in the day and it's also an awesome spot for a picnic!

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Nate

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Sammamish, WA

Major: ACMS

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Nate says: My favorite thing to do in Seattle is eat at Red Mill Burgers in Phinney Ridge. 12/10 would recommend.

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Kate

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Portland, OR

Major: Public Health

Question: What's your favorite place to study on campus and why?

Kate says: My favorite place to study is on the outside deck of Pacaar Hall in the sun!

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Neva

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Major: Biology & Comparative Literature

Question: Why UW?

Neva says: I love UW because of how many wonderful people there are and the seemingly endless opportunities.

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Nick

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Major: Environmental Studies

Question: Why UW?

Nick says: The reason I chose UW is because UW really focuses on the individual. Regardless of your identity or desired academic path, UW offers resources that allows you to pick and choose how you want you college experience to be!

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Sophie

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Major: Business

Minor: Spanish

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Sophie says: Something fun visitors can do while they're in Seattle is spending time outside! we have tons of great and accessible parks, and they are some of my favorite places in Seattle.

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Nick

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Major: Business Administration & Informatics

Question: How should you dress in the Pacific Northwest?

Nick says: Don't forget a rain jacket!

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David

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Sammamish, WA

Major: Business Administration: Finance and Information Systems

Question: How should you dress in the Pacific Northwest?

David says: Patagonia!

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Katia

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Redmond, WA

Major: Communications

Minor: Informatics

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Katia says: Take a picnic (I recommend Aladdins's or Burger Hut from the AVE), get on a lime bike, and go to Gas Works Park for a beautiful Seattle sunset!

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Skylar

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Camas, WA

Major: Business Administration: Marketing/Finance

Question: What's your favorite place to study on campus and why?

Skylar says: Gotta go for Odegaard! I've planned so many essays on the whiteboard walls!

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Preston

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA

Major: Business: Marketing

Question: What's your favorite UW tradition and why?

Preston says: My favorite UW tradition is the Go Huskies chant at sporting events because there’s nothing like feeling and hearing the Dawgs family rally together in a thrilling moment!

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Talia

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Atherton, CA

Major: Community, Environment and Planning & Geography

Minor: Urban Design & Planning

Question: What's your favorite place to study on campus and why?

Talia says: I love to study in Gould Hall! The huge skylights provide a lot of light, and the cafe has great coffee

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Grace

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Major: Economics

Minor: Law, Societies and Justice

Question: How do you order your coffee

Grace says: Order hot chocolate instead

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Molly

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Xinjiang, China

Major: Economics & Business

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Molly says: Go to Alki park. It has sand beach and it's a great place to hang out with friends.

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Hanna

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Woodinville, WA

Major: Economics & Environmental Studies

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Hanna says: Seattle has some amazing farmers markets! They are a great opportunity to explore the city, meet some locals, and try delicious foods. It's a fun way to learn about Seattle's vibrant communities while also supporting local and organic foods!

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Valerie

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Renton, WA

Major: Human Centered Design and Engineering

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Valerie says: Go to Kerry Park and get an iconic picture of Seattle while being able to explore a cute and fun neighborhood in the city!

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Anika

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Major: Informatics

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Kavya

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Kirkland, WA

Major: Informatics: Data Science

Question: How should you dress in the Pacific Northwest?

Kavya says: The best way to dress in the PNW is layers, layers, layers! Wear a sweatshirt and a windbreaker on top, and always have a cute beanie on hand too :)

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Rhiannon

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Renton, WA

Major: International Studies

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Rhiannon says: I definitely recommend stopping by some local thrift stores... there are a lot of hidden treasures to find!

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Katherine

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia

Major: Informatics

Question: What's your favorite UW tradition and why?

Katherine says: Fave UW tradition: Game days (especially against Oregon or WSU)! You really see the UW community unite to support our Huskies!

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Zahra

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Zahra says: My top suggestion for a visitor in Seattle is to visit the University of Washington Waterfront Activities Center down by Husky Stadium and rent a canoe/kayak. From there you can explore the arboretum, lake union, and lake washington!

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Emily

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Issaquah, WA

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Question: What's your favorite place to study on campus and why?

Emily says: I love to study in the NanoEngineering Building on campus because the booths are so comfy and there's so much natural light when its sunny out!

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Nae Nhae

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Pattaya, Thailand

Major: Neuroscience & Public Health

Minor: French

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Nae Nhae says: Something you can do in Seattle is taking a paddleboard and going onto Lake Union to enjoy the sunset on a warm day. Or getting a picnic blanket and soaking up the rays on the hills of Gas Works Park whilst enjoying a nice cold glass of lemonade. That would be my ideal Saturday in Seattle!

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Emma

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA

Major: Medical Anthropology & Global Health

Minor: Data Science

Question: Why UW?

Emma says: Because of the students I surround myself with every day! People WANT to go to school here and learn about the field they are passionate about, even on a rainy Seattle day.

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Jane

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR

Major: Biology

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Jane says: Something fun for visitors to do in Seattle is walk to Gas Works Park for beautiful views of the city!

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Renee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Yakima, WA

Major: Journalism

Question: What is your favorite place to study on campus and why?

Renee says: My favorite place to study is in Allen! On the first floor there's a lot of white boards and large tables that you can you use, I usually go there when I am studying with my friends. If I am just studying by myself I'll go 2nd or 3rd if I want to study in a quieter environment. Allen is also really close to Starbucks, so I don't have to go too far for a coffee break!

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Lauren

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA

Major: Public Health & Biology

Question: What's something fun a visitor can do while they're in Seattle?

Lauren says: Grab some cookies from Midnight Cookie Co. and snack on them as you watch the sunset at Gas Works Park!

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Baylee

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA

Major: Nursing