We hope that you have the opportunity to join us for the 2018 UW College of Education Prospective Student Days!  

This year we will host both an on-campus series of events (March 29 and 30) as well as webinars for those who cannot join us in person (March 14 & April 9).  Find additional information; be sure to read more on our FAQ page or you can download a pdf file here

On March 14 & April 9, the Office of Student Services and 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 14 will start at 3 pm PST.  On April 9, the session is available to all graduate students, however we will provide additional information for international students, this webinar will start at 6 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 March 29 and 30, 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.Below is the schedule of events for the on-campus Prospective Student Days (March 29 and 30).  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.         

Please let us know you are attending.

Thursday, March 29

2:30 p.m. Check-in

Location: Communication Building, Simpson Center, (Rm 202 and 204)

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Welcome

Informal gathering where 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: Communication Building, Simpson Center, (Rm 202 and 204)

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Housing options and Roommate Search 

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: Communication Building, Simpson Center, (Rm 202 and 204)

4:00 - 4:45 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.

We will also provide on-campus housing tours for individuals who are interested. 

Location:  Depart from the Communication Building, Simpson Center, (Rm 202 and 204)

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  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

5:30 p.m. Class Room Visits 

EDSPE 563 Collaborating with Families and Educational Teams

Location: Miller Hall, 301

EDLPS 550 The Dynamics of Educational Organizations

Location: Miller Hall, 112

EDLPS 598 Special Topic in Higher Education- Student Development Theory

Location: Miller Hall, 411

7:00 p.m. - 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 

Friday, March 30

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

Students will learn about funding, housing, campus climate, and living in Seattle.  Many graduate students have found their future roommates through our events!

Location: UW Club 

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.  Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion hosts the COE Faculty and Students of Color Roundtable Conversation***

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 a.m.  ASCE Common Book Event and Lunch  

Join the Associate Students of the College of Education (ASCE) for a semi-structured discussion with the author of Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place, Coll Thrush.  

Location: Ethnic Culture Center 

1:15 p.m.    M.Ed. College of Education Program Specific Session

Learning Sciences and Human Development
Location: Miller Hall, Room 201

Excellence in Content Instruction and Teacher Quality
Location: Miller Hall 122

Leadership, Organization, and Policy K-12 Education
Location: Miller Hall 210

Leadership Higher Education
Location: Miller Hall 212

Special Education
Location: Miller Hall 102 T

Special Education BCBA
Location: Miller Hall 215

Doctoral Programs Information Session 

Location: Miller Hall 320 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Strategies for Funding Graduate Education 

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

Location: Miller Hall 104

3:15 p.m. Next Steps/Q&A 

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

Location: Miller Hall, Room 212

5:00-8:00 p.m. Staying Connected- Happy Hour Hosted by GO-MAP Student Advisory Board*** 

For those of you who are ready to keep going, this is an informal, no host gathering at a locale watering spot.

Location: Still Liquor in Capitol Hill

For those of you who are ready to keep going, this informal, no host gathering at a locale watering spot. 

Office of Student Services

(206) 543-7834

***Please note: 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 who are interested in maintaining 
and increasing a racially diverse graduate 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.

  • There is no street parking available on the Seattle campus.
  • It is the driver’s responsibility to abide by all parking lot signs and posted limitations.
  • Padelford Parking Garage is the nearest parking lot to the HUB/Miller Hall.

Walking directions from Padelford Parking Garage to Miller Hall


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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