We hope that you have the opportunity to join us for the 2019 UW College of Education Prospective Student Days!  

This year we will host both an on-campus series of events (April 4 and 5) as well as webinars for those who cannot join us in person (March 20 and April 10).  Find additional information; be sure to read more on our FAQ page or you can download a pdf file here

On March 20 and April 10, the Office of Student Services and the Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion will host two webinars. Topics covered will include:

  • virtual campus tour
  • funding
  • student panel
  • campus climate
  • living in Seattle

The webinar on March 20 will start at 3 pm PST.  On April 10, the session is available to all incoming graduate students however, we will provide additional information for international students, this webinar will start at 5 pm PST. Unfortunately, we will not have time to go in depth with every program due to time constraints. We encourage you to connect with your faculty advisor to ask specific program questions. Faculty contact information can be found here: education.uw.edu/people.

Please let us know you are participating.

On April 4 and 5, there are numerous events we have planned for you, including events sponsored by the UW Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP). You will have several opportunities to network with other admitted students, as well as current students and faculty from the COE and various other departments and to learn about funding, housing, campus climate, and living in Seattle. The schedule of events is posted below. We highly encourage you to attend both days. Prospective Student Days is an excellent opportunity to meet with your faculty advisor. We encourage you to connect with your faculty advisor prior to attending PSD to arrange a time to meet while you are on campus. Faculty contact information can be found here: education.uw.edu/people.  *Several faculty members and doctoral students will be out of town on Friday, April 5 due to the AERA conference. We encourage you to try to connect with them on Thursday prior to travel plans.     

Thursday, April 4

12:00-12:30 p.m.        Check-in
Location: McMahon Hall Pompeii Room


12:30-1:30 p.m.          Welcome and Lunch
Informal check-in for students; you will receive information about PSD planned activities. Marty Howell, Assistant Dean, Academics and Student Affairs will welcome you to campus and answer questions about upcoming events.

Location: McMahon Hall Pompeii Room


1:30-2:15 p.m.            M.Ed. Program Information Sessions

Students will connect with program directors, faculty or current student during this 45-minute session. We will review program requirements, course selection and answer general questions you might have about your program.

Learning Sciences and Human Development
Measurement  Statistics and Research
Excellence in Content Instruction (Curriculum and Instruction)
Leadership, Organization, and Policy K-12 Education
Leadership in Higher Education
Special Education
Social and Cultural Foundation
Special Education ABA program

Location:  McMahon Hall Pompeii Room


1:30-2:15 p.m.            Doctoral Programs
Location: McMahon Hall Glass Room


2:30 -3:30 p.m.           Living in Seattle: housing options for graduate students

Students will hear from current students on how they went about finding off-campus housing and locating a roommate and finding ideal locations. Students will learn about online university resources to locate affordable Seattle housing.

Location:  McMahon Hall Glass Room


3:30-4:30 p.m.            Campus Tours 

Guided tour, led by current students, will highlight the beauty of the campus and where on campus students might utilize the most, study, or grab a cup of coffee.

Location:  Depart from McMahon Hall Glass Room


4:30 - 6:30 PM             GO-MAP Spring Reception***

This is an opportunity for you to meet and connect with faculty, staff, administrators and current students from across campus.

Location: Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room 225  


4:30 PM                      Classroom Visits

More information coming soon! 



7:00 -8:00 p.m.           Alumni Panel

Hear from recent alum of graduate programs. Learn why they selected the College of Education, benefits of attending school here and where they are professional post-degree completion

Location: Miller Hall 112

*** These events and programming are geared toward underrepresented minority graduate students, they are open to all University of Washington graduate students, faculty and staff, especially those interested in maintaining and increasing a racially diverse graduate student population and wishing to network with graduate students of color.


Friday, April 5  

8:00-9:30 a.m.             GO-MAP Welcome Breakfast ***

Location: UW Club  


9:45-10:45 a.m.          Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion Break out session ***

What is it REALLY like being a graduate student of color at the UW and living in Seattle? Find out from a panel of current COE students and faculty of color

Location: Miller Hall 104


11:00-12:00 p.m.        Strategies for Funding Your Graduate Education

A panel discussion to give you ideas for funding your graduate education in the College of Education. Panelists will include representatives from the Graduate School Office of Assistantships and Fellowships, UW Office of Financial Aid, COE Office of Student Services and current College of Ed graduate students who are making it work.      

Location: Miller Hall 104


12:00-1:00 p.m.          EDU Student Talks and Lunch  

During this lunch, we will have presentations from current students about their research or culminating experience.

Location:  Miller Hall 112


1:15 p.m.                     Next Steps/Q&A

What are your next steps before Autumn quarter? One last time to ask your questions!      

Location:  Miller Hall 212


*** These events and programming are geared toward underrepresented minority graduate students, they are open to all University of Washington graduate students, faculty and staff, especially those interested in maintaining and increasing a racially diverse graduate student population and wishing to network with graduate students of color.

Commuting to UW 

 Commuting from the airport or planning to take the light rail?

From the airport to the UW underground station is about 48 minutes. This underground station is located next to Husky Stadium * This is the last stop on the train going Northbound; do not get off at the University street station. We will be providing shuttle run to North campus every thirty minutes from 12-2:30 pm on March 29. We will be parked behind the station in front of the stadium for commuters. Please let us know you are interested in in these services by emailing OSDI@uw.edu .

Bus Service to the HUB/Miller Hall

When using Metro Transit, please use “UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON HUB” as the destination. There are a number of bus routes that stop at the Husky Union Building. Review Metro’s Routes by Neighborhood webpage and select “University District” for details.

Directions to the HUB

The HUB on Google Maps

Miller Hall on Google Maps

Parking near the HUB/Miller Hall

All parking on campus must have a parking permit Current parking rates and all parking-related information can be found on the UW Transportation website.

Disability parking is available in Lot N-22, just north of the HUB. A valid N-22 parking permit is required in order to park there.

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