We hope that you have the opportunity to join us for the 2017 UW College of Education Prospective Student Days!  This year we will host both an on-campus series of events (March 30 and 31) as well as webinars for those who cannot join us in person (March 15 & April 12).  Find additional information, be sure to read our FAQ handout.

On March 15 & April 12, the Office of Student Services and Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion will two webinars. Topics covered will include:

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

The webinar on March 15 will start at 4 pm PST.  On April 12, the session is available to all graduate students, however we will provide additional information for international students, this webinar will start at 4 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 30 and 31, 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 30 and 31).  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 30

2:30 p.m. Check-in

Location:  Husky Union Building (HUB), 250 

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:  Husky Union Building (HUB), 250 

3:30 -4:00 p.m.   Off-Campus 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. Student will learn about online university resources to locate affordable Seattle housing.

Location:  Husky Union Building (HUB),250

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. For those of you who are interested in seeing on-campus housing, there will be an opportunity to see sigle living accommodations. 

Location:  Depart from the HUB, Room 240 

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- 6:30 p.m.      Class Room Visits

EDSPE 563 Collaborating with Families and Educational Teams – Dr. Kathleen Meeker

Location: Savery 264

EDLPS 598 Special Topic Student Development Theory – Dr. Martin Howell

Location: Miller Hall 320

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 

8:30-10:00 p.m. OSDI Alum Mixer

The OSDI office will host an off-campus mixer for student of color to meet recent alum of color who still live in the community. 

Location:  The Tavern 12  (4501 12th ave NE)

Friday, March 31

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 -11:00 a.m.  COE Students & Faculty 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- 12:00 p.m.  M.Ed. College of Education Fields of Study Information Sessions

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

Measurement Statistics and Research
Location: Miller Hall 122H

Excellence in Content Instruction and Teacher Quality
Location: Miller Hall 212

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

Leadership Higher Education
Location: Miller Hall 104

Special Education
Location: Miller Hall 102 T

Social and Cultural Foundation
Location: Miller Hall 206 E/OSDI Suite  

Special Education BCBA
Location: Miller Hall 216 Student Lounge 


Doctoral Programs Information Sessions

Location: Miller Hall 320

12:00-1:30 p.m. Informal lunch with COE Students and Staff 

Join current students for an informal gathering of admitted and current graduates for lunch.

Location:  Miller Hall 104 (Seating) & Miller 112A (food pick-up)

3:30-4:45 p.m. Strategies for Funding Your Graduate Education

A panel discussion to assist in searching for funding. 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 212

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Living on Budget in Seattle 

After hearing about various funding options, it's also important to hear how to live on a graduate student's budget. Let's be real that living in Seattle can be expensive, but we have some suggestions to help ease the cost of living in this wonderful city. 

Location: Miller Hall, Room 212

 3:30 p.m. Next Steps and Q&A

What are your next steps to accept your offer of admissions? What questions do you have before autumn quarter? Get your final questions answered! 

Location: Miller Hall, Room 212

5:00-8:00 p.m. Staying Connected- Happy Hour Hosted by Go-Map 

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


We encourage you to continue to view this page for additional events and updated location information. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.


Office of Student Services
(206) 543-7834

**Please note: PSD events are open to ALL graduate students, as is the case with all COE events and resources, although this event especially targets ethnic minority and underrepresented graduates students.