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Being at the University of Washington gives you the chance to engage with different cultures and people. Getting involved looks unique for each person. You can join a club, find a study group or do explore independently. You have to take action, be curious, and take a few risks that we believe will enrich your Husky Experience.

Note: Discover opportunities to find community at the UW in the pre-A&O modules and the post-A&O modules, including information about Dawg Daze, finding your place and participating in an activity.

Join a First-year Community

There are several ways to get connected to campus while taking classes and beginning your first quarter. As a first-year, consider focusing on the areas below, and learn more at fyp.uw.edu/hgcommunity.

  • Connect with UW by taking classes and attending events based on your interests.
  • Find a mentor through a Registered Student Organization (RSO).
  • Build your community through a First-year Interest Group (FIG) or a First-year Network.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Membership in a fraternity/sorority provides more than you might think — the decision to join can impact all facets of your collegiate experience. Our community is comprised of 55 chapters with over 4,000 active members in four councils: Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Association.

Learn more about the membership experience and joining process through our A&O modules, and connect with current students during A&O. fyp.uw.edu/hggreek

Create Your Community

Do you have a passion or identity but are having trouble finding a community that reflects it? You can create your own community by registering a Student Organization, get involved in Student Government, or develop a connection with an SAO Adviser. hub.washington.edu/get-involved/sao

Seven Ways to Find Your Place

We have several physical spaces around the UW that you should know as a UW student. Plan to visit these spaces when you come to campus to find your place and thrive in your first year.

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Attend cultural events to engage with our community and enhance your leadership skills. Visit the wellness room, serenity space, social justice library, and Leadership Without Borders (undocumentedstudent program). depts.uw.edu/ecc

Schmitz Hall

Get answers about your tuition and financial aid questions, explore study abroad, or make a counseling appointment with a therapist. Get advice from International Student Services (ISS) and chat with Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE).

Odegaard Library

Get writing and research help, reserve study rooms, check out course textbooks, and use the computer labs! The library also offers a computer-vet help desk, a sound studio, and the undergraduate book collection. lib.washington.edu/ougl

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

A gathering space for American Indian/Alaska Native students, faculty, and staff, and the UW community. You will find academic and cultural student programming. uw.edu/omad/intellectual-house

Mary Gates Hall

Explore the following offices to succeed in your first year. Academic Support Programs (CLUE tutoring and academic success coaching); UAA advising; First Year Programs; Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center; Career & Internship Center; Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, Academic Counseling Services within Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Counseling Services.

Husky Union Building

Get involved with ASUW, GPSS or an RSO. Find cultural/identity spaces (Q Center, D Center, Student Veteran Life, CTC). Play games (bowling, pool, table tennis, esports), and discover the bike shop, banking and ATMs, the Husky Den Food Court and University Book Store. @hubatuw

UW Recreation

Stay active at the Intramural Activities Building (IMA). (IMA). Rock climb at Crags; rent equipment from the Gear Garage; swim at the brand-new 14-lane pool; explore with UWild Adventures; visit the Golf Range, Waterfront Activities Center and Massage Clinic; learn sports skills and martial arts; and participate in intramural sports, sports clubs, personal training and fitness and mindfulness classes. uw.edu/ima

Did you know? Use the Scout app to find places to study and eat on campus. scout.uw.edu/seattle

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