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  | Wednesday June 1, 2011 

From Eric S. Godfrey

Eric S. GodfreyAs the academic year draws to a close, the UW community looks forward to the commencement season. Many of you are eagerly anticipating departmental, college and family graduation celebrations, and about 5,000 of you will participate in the official UW Commencement ceremony on June 11 in Husky Stadium. If you are among those who will be receiving degrees this month, congratulations and very best wishes in your future endeavors.

Those of you returning to the UW in the fall will also be joining a class of about 5,650 new freshmen, all of whom are looking forward to becoming part of the UW community. You may be interested to know that admission was exceptionally competitive this year. We received more than 25,000 applications from hopeful freshmen, up from about 15,000 applications just six years ago. Like all of our freshman classes, the entering students are smart, diverse and very accomplished. We look forward to welcoming them to campus.

Finally, as you know, the UW's ongoing financial challenges and the new legislation authorizing the Board of Regents to set tuition rates have been the subject of considerable discussion and media coverage. Please know that, even in the face of continued financial pressures, our commitment to providing you with a rich array of programs and services is unwavering, as is our commitment to providing additional financial aid, scholarships and fellowships. If you are concerned about financing your education, I encourage you to complete a FAFSA, explore the options and possibilities on the Student Financial Aid website or visit a Financial Aid counselor if you have not already done so.

It is my pleasure and honor to be surrounded by such committed and exceptional students as yourselves.

As always, take good care and have a wonderful summer.


Eric S. Godfrey
Vice President & Vice Provost for Student Life

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Summer Plans

Written by Sam Burke, Graduating Senior in Communications

Sam BurkeJune 11, 2011; a day of new beginnings for many Huskies; finals will have ended and the completion of Commencement activities will mark the first day of summer. Whether you're graduating or not, with summer comes opportunities for sleeping in, enjoying whatever sun Seattle might offer, spending time with family and friends, and perhaps a new job or internship.

After working so hard for the past nine months, we could all probably use a bit more sleep. Even though school is over for some of you, the UW doesn't necessarily stop providing amazing opportunities for you to have an engaging and active summer. Here are just a few of the many experiences that might make this the best one yet:

  • The Career Center will be open over the summer. Make an appointment to go over your resume and get advice on how to land that internship or job you've been eyeing. You can also use the Career Center website and HuskyJobs to help you find openings on and off campus. If you already have an interview set up, call to set up a mock interview (free for students).
  • If you've got your job in order and you're looking to spice the summer up with some recreational fun, students not taking summer courses can continue to use the IMA and enjoy its classes for a small fee.

  • Although the HUB is currently under construction, you can still take classes at the ASUW Experimental College where you can learn to tango, make truffles, or even fence (among other things).

Even when you aren't in school, the UW is a great place to spend your summer. So, catch up on that much needed sleep and head to campus; you never know what you might discover!

New Student Housing & Campus Dining

UW Street Food is a collection of food trucks created to bring an authentic, affordable and tasty street food experience to campus. If you haven't yet tried them, no worry: they will be open this summer. You've likely seen the construction on and off campus. Much of this construction is planned to be new student housing for 2011 and 2012.

The three halls: Poplar, Alder and Elm as well as the Cedar Apartments, will provide incoming and current students with convenient, comfortable, safe, and sustainable living options. The Cedar Apartments and Poplar Hall will arrive first in 2011 followed by Alder and Elm in 2012.

HUB Construction Update

The HUB, a center for all things Husky, has been under construction now since September and is progressing quickly toward its 2012 reopening. If you have an itch to know what's going on, take a look at the HUB's blog filled with wit, useful information and web cams.

Your New Husky Card

Now through June 7, new (free) Husky Cards are available for easy pick up near By George, in the lower level of Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Be sure to bring your ID when you pick up your new card and make sure you're ready for U-PASS powered by ORCA with the new smarter Husky Card.

Share Your Blog with Prospective Students

The new Admissions website, launching in September, seeks to link to returning students' blogs. Our goal: show prospective Huskies the real UW in all its depth and diversity. We also want class, research, and student organization blogs. If you're interested, click here to tell us about it.

Stay Safe this Summer

The Summer quarter on and off-campus can be adventurous. To make sure you stay safe wherever you are, here are some safety tips provided by the UW Police Department:

  • During the summer, campus sees significantly less traffic, so avoid walking alone through isolated areas and stay on well-lit and widely used paths.
  • Don't forget that the code-blue emergency telephones on campus and yellow emergency call boxes located in parking garages work year round and connect directly to UWPD, so use them if needed.

Also visit the Safe Campus website to register for Violence Prevention and Response sessions. Have fun this summer, and be safe.

Key Dates to Take Note Of

Campus Living: Spring Quarter move out deadline is noon, June 11.

Careers and Internships: Career Launch Workshop for new grads is June 16.

Transitions: UW Commencement ceremony begins 1:30, June 11 at Husky Stadium.

Managing Summer Class: Deadline to drop a class for the Summer A-Term is June 24; B term is July 27.

Taking Care: Deadline for Student Health Insurance for the Summer is July 8.

Get Involved: Next year's Sorority recuitment begins September 10.

About Student Life

Student Life provides non-academic services, support resources and opportunities for UW students. Our 17 units, 850 staff members and 1,350 student staff are committed to ensuring the success of our students, both personally and academically.

Student Life is comprised of: Admissions, Career Center, Ceremonies, Community Standards & Student Conduct, Counseilng Center, Disability Resources for Students, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Health & Wellness, Housing & Food Services, Q Center, Recreational Sports Programs/IMA, Registrar, Student Activities & Union Facilities/the HUB, Student Financial Aid, Student Life Advancement, Student Publications/the Daily and UW Police.

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