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Living on and off campus offers you a unique and exciting opportunity to learn about people, their cultures and their lifestyles. Share your experiences with others; embrace the opportunity to meet someone new and gain new perspectives.

Note: Before the quarter begins, check out the post-A&O modules for information about resources, living on- and off-campus, and sustainability and recycling.

Commute Options

Transportation Services provides personalized transportation support to help you find a commute that best fits your needs. Contact Commute Options before the start of each quarter to help make your first day of class as smooth as possible.

A week before the quarter starts, your U-PASS will be ready for use on your Husky Card. You will be able to access bus and transit options through King County Metro, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, Everett Transit and Sound Transit, including the Link light rail and Sounder commuter trains. Finalize the activation of your U-PASS by tapping it on any bus or train within the first 60 days of the quarter. Find more information at transportation.uw.edu.

Did you know: Over 90% of student trips to campus use options other than driving alone.

Sustainability & Recycling

Waste on campus

You’ll see three bins on campus: compost, recycling and landfill. Learn how to sort it all out and make an impact. uwrecycling.com

Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF)

CSF provides grants for student-led projects on campus and has awarded over $3.5 million since 2010. csf.uw.edu

Energy transformation

Learn how the UW is working to end our use of fossil fuels and move to 100% clean energy. sustainability.uw.edu/energy-transformation

UW sustainability

We encourage and coordinate green efforts. Find dozens of student groups and more at sustainability.uw.edu

Did you know? Husky ID Card funds can be used for dining, shopping and Dawg Prints. Additionally, save money by accessing card discounts. fyp.uw.edu/hgcard

Housing & Food Services

Our goal is to support you and provide you with the tools to succeed. Keep the following information to help you navigate the #HuskyHome on-campus living experience. hfs.uw.edu/housing

Important Dates

August 31, 2024
Fall quarter dining account level change deadline
September 8, 2024
12-month Fall quarter dining funds available
September 17, 2024
9-month Fall quarter dining funds available
October 31, 2024
Agreement termination notice deadline for winter quarter
November 30, 2024
Winter quarter dining account level change deadline
January 5, 2025
Winter quarter dining funds available
January 31, 2025
Agreement termination notice deadline for spring quarter
February 28, 2025
Spring quarter dining account level change deadline
March 30, 2025
Spring quarter dining funds available
Early April 2025
Returning residents apply for 2025–26 housing
June 14, 2025, at noon (9-month)
Any money remaining in your dining account is forfeited
August 23, 2025, at noon (12-month)
Any money remaining in your dining account is forfeited

Move-in/Move-out Dates

September 8, 2024, time varies
12-month apartment move-in: time assigned by HFS
September 17–20, 2024, time varies
Residence hall move-in: time assigned by HFS
June 14, 2025, at noon
9-month residents move-out
August 23, 2025, at noon
12-month apartment move-out

Payment Due Dates

October 11, 2024
Fall quarter housing payment due
January 24, 2025
Winter quarter housing payment due
April 18, 2025
Spring quarter housing payment due
Monthly (1st day of the month)
12-month housing payment due

Five Tips to Make Friends

We asked students how to make friends in their first year. Here are their top five tips!

  1. If you live on campus, post your social media handle on your door.
  2. Chat with someone in your class or make a group chat with your classmates to stay connected.
  3. Join a study group.
  4. When you see a group of people, feel free to approach. Most groups on campus are welcoming to new Huskies.
  5. Join a student organization based on your interests, such as a registered student organization (RSO).

Find support for every aspect of the Husky Experience, from studying to making friends, in the Husky Experience Toolkit. fyp.uw.edu/hgtoolkit

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