UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 9 – Autumn 2023

Hi Honors Huskies!

We hope you are taking this long break to rest, recharge, and connect with loved ones. Just a friendly reminder that our offices will be closed from Wednesday, 11/22, to Friday, 11/24. That’s why we’re sending out announcements today! Check out the many events happening soon and open positions to apply for, linked below.


Honors Events


Group Advising: Study Abroad 101 + preview summer/EFS programs

Join experts from UW Study Abroad and the Honors Program for a special information session to learn more about studying abroad (or on a domestic, study-away program) while at UW, and to get a preview of the Honors Summer 2024 study abroad programs. You’ll learn about program types, timelines, credits, funding & scholarships, as well as the locations and topics of upcoming Honors offerings.

Thursday, 11/30/23, 3:30-4:30pm, in the Honors suite, 211 Mary Gates Hall.

Honors’ Study Abroad/Study Away page for 2024 is under construction, but you can take a sneak peek at the offerings: https://honors.uw.edu/study-abroad/

Study abroad 101

LEAD 298 D: Leadership Firesides

The “Leadership Firesides Series” is a wonderful opportunity for students to be in conversation with a variety of civic leaders about their career journey, leadership philosophy, and how they cultivate personal resilience.

A course description and flyer are attached.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We greatly appreciate the help in getting the word out!

Course Description:

The Leadership Firesides Series (LEAD 298 D) is a Winter Quarter course that offers the opportunity engage in captivating conversations with a diverse array of civic leaders, each with unique experiences in city government, public service, and nonprofit roles. Leaders will share their proven approaches to leadership, their inspiring career journeys, and the secrets to staying resilient in the face of adversity. 

LEAD 298, SLN 16640 is a one-credit course, offered as CR/NC. Sessions are in person on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:20pm. The course is open to all undergraduate students. Registration is open.

Leadership Firesides

BA in Social Welfare (BASW) Information Session

Our UW Seattle is hosting a BA in Social Welfare (BASW) Information Session this month on Tuesday, November 28th from 6PM – 7PM PST! I’ve attached our program flyers and program and application information below for reference. Please direct any questions to us at uwsocialwork@uw.edu.

What: BASW Virtual Information Session

When: Tuesday, Nov 28th | 6PM – 7PM PST

Who: Open to all students interested in a career and major focused on furthering social and economic justice and helping others!

Where: Virtual event, REGISTER HERE


Program Description: Our BASW program is a major for students interested in furthering social, racial, and economic justice.

Examples of careers in social work include clinical mental health practitioners, school counselors, behavioral therapists, addiction and recovery work, domestic violence advocacy, pediatric and geriatric caregiving, and hospital social workers (to name a few).

At a glance:

  • Our BASW major is a 2-year program that students enter in Fall quarter of their junior year of school. The program is fulltime with most classes operating in-person.
  • We offer Fall admissions only and our application for Fall 2024 will open at the end of January and close April 15th, 2024.
  • Prerequisites include:
    • A 2.0 cumulative minimum GPA.
    • 65 college level credits by start of program.
    • Completed one introductory Psychology course and one introductory Sociology course with a 2.0 or higher before starting the program in September.

FAST FACTS (from 2023 admissions cycle):

  • 75% acceptance rate
  • 69% students of color
  • Cohort of 52 students
  • Average GPA of 3.48
  • 51% transfer students


Career Launch and Readiness Assessment

We are thrilled to introduce a new tool called Career Launch Readiness Assessment.  Open and applicable to both undergrads and grad students on all 3 campuses.

Answer 40 questions to uncover your level of career readiness in: 1) relationship-building, 2) professional communication, 3) career exploration & planning, 4) career/self-development, & 5) internship/job search.  You’ll get instant results with a customized PDF featuring relevant UW resources.  Take the 6-minute assessment here.


New Marine Biology Course: C ENV 190 Living Oceans

Who should take this course?

Designed for non-science majors or those considering majoring in science in the future.

MyPlan currently says, “Gen Edu Req: None,” but it will fulfill 5 credits of Natural Sciences.

  • Notes confirm that it will fulfill Natural Science credit.

Why take this course?

If you love programs like Blue Planet or have had an interest in marine biology, then this course is for you. Explore how humans have been inspired by, and benefited from, the marine world.

What is this course about?

The marine realm dominates our planet’s surface and encompasses a rich tapestry of biodiversity. Life began in the oceans, evolving over eons through nature’s meticulous selection. In this introductory course, we’ll unravel the mysteries of familiar animals with extraordinary adaptations and delve into the extraordinary lives of creatures from known and distant habitats, all shaped by the relentless forces of biology and physics. Join us on an exploration of how humanity has not only reaped benefits but also faced challenges and found inspiration in the vast embrace of the blue planet.

C ENV 190 Living Oceans

Mediation Final Roleplays Volunteer

On December 5-8, the UW Law School Mediation Clinic will conduct dispute resolution roleplays for their final student assessments. We seek undergraduate volunteers to participate as parties in these virtual roleplay sessions.

Specifically, we need two volunteers per Zoom session, scheduled as follows:

  • Session 1:  December 5 (Tu), 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Session 2:  December 5 (Tu), 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Session 3:  December 6 (W), 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Session 4:  December 7 (Th), 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Session 5:  December 7 (Th), 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Session 6:  December 8 (F), 3:30 – 5:00 pm

You are welcome to volunteer for multiple sessions, if interested. Ahead of each session, volunteers will receive roughly a page of background information about the assigned dispute and their role in the dispute. You simply need to review the materials, come ready to be “in character” during the roleplay, and then provide some feedback afterward.

By volunteering a couple hours to prep and participate in a roleplay session, UW Honors students will gain a sneak peek at the law school experience, learn about dispute resolution, practice their public speaking skills, and support fellow UW students. If interested, please contact Escott10@uw.edu by Wednesday, November 29. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want more information.