Welcome to the University of Washington - Seattle College of Education!

Thank you for joining us for the 2020 New Graduate Student Orientation occurring on September 28 and 29. This year’s orientation consists of pre-recorded sessions for you to review on your own, live Q&A sessions with staff from the Office of Student Services, and an online resource hub. Orientation resources will remain available on this page through October 31. 

New Graduate Student Orientation is hosted by the College of Education’s Office of Student Services. We look forward to communicating with you and answering any questions that you have. We encourage your participation in all orientation activities! See below for an overview of what to expect:

Orientation Schedule Overview

Pre-recorded Information Sessions - We’ve pre-recorded a series of informational sessions that will provide insights to you as you begin your graduate program here in the college. Please review these at your own pace. 

  • Getting to Know the College of Education 
  • Finding Funding at the University of Washington
  • Components of a Successful Academic Mindset 
  • Graduate Student Experiences in the CoE


Live Question & Answer Sessions - We’ll host a series of live question and answer sessions. These sessions are optional. Please join us if you have questions about getting started! 

      Monday September 28

      Tuesday September 29


Online Resource Hub - check this page for a variety of resources! We will share links to important information and provide insights about upcoming events. 

FAST FRIENDS: Virtual Social Event

FAST FRIENDS: Virtual Social Event - Join in for a fast-paced social event where you will get to know current and new graduate students in the college community.  

A Note from Dean Mia Tuan

Dear CoE Graduate Students,

Fall quarter is upon us and I wanted to send a personal note of welcome (or welcome back) before we kick into high gear. If this were a typical fall I might see you in passing at Miller Hall, exchange greetings, and share a few words of encouragement and excitement. You might hear music wafting over from the Music School (our neighbor to the east) as students practice or catch a glimpse of magnificent Mount Rainier as you walk through Red Square, reminding you that we live in an extraordinary part of the world. Alas, this is no typical fall and in person greetings will have to wait until we cleared to come to campus. In the meantime, please know that I am sending you well wishes and hopes for a good start to the term. Remember to tend to your overall wellness and practice self-care! We are living in historic times and the next few months will undoubtedly test everyone’s nerves, resolve, patience, and humanity. Please lean on your College of Education community — we’re here to support you in mind, body, and soul!

My Best,

Who’s who in the Office of Student Services? 

The Office of Student Services is here to help you throughout your studies in the College of Education. We provide navigational support to students along their journey to completion. We provide academic advising to support your progress and to connect you with other UW services when necessary, we are ready to support your success! 

On a typical orientation day we’d be together in Miller Hall and one day (soon) we hope to be back together as a Husky family again. Until then, see below for brief insights from OSS Graduate support staff: