What is a U-PASS?
U-PASS Powered By ORCA offers unlimited rides on King County Metro, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, or Everett Transit bus services and on Sound Transitís buses, Link light rail and Sounder commuter trains. For complete information about the U-PASS, visit the Commuter Services Web site.
What is the UW Husky Card and what can I use it for?
The UW Husky Card™ serves as your official UW student identification card and is used for a variety of services on campus, such as the libraries, building entry and access to a convenient debit account called the Husky Card Account.
New students are eligible for this student ID card once they have been admitted. If an enrollment confirmation deposit is required, it must be paid before a Husky Card can be issued. To obtain a Husky Card, students must bring their UW student ID number and state or federally issued photo ID, such as a driverís license or passport, to the Husky Card Account & ID Center, located on the ground floor of Odegaard Undergraduate Library (see map), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information regarding the Husky Card, including replacement policies, uses and the Husky Card Account, visit Husky Card Services.
Is financial aid available to Summer Quarter students?
Generally, a student must be admitted as a matriculated (degree-seeking) student to qualify for federal student financial aid. Summer-only nonmatriculated students are not eligible for federal financial aid. However, they may qualify for a number of other private educational loans.
What student housing options are available during Summer Quarter?
On-campus housing is available to students studying at the University for the full, a, or b terms. Single students 20 years of age or older registered for at least 12 undergraduate credits or 10 graduate credits may be qualified to rent shared apartments managed by the University. You will find information about residence hall housing on the UW Housing and Food Services Web site.
Students attending UW summer programs that do not follow the full, a or b term schedule may obtain on-campus housing on a space-available basis through the Conference Services Office.
Information about off-campus housing is available on the UW Housing and Food Services Web site and on the Associated Students of UW Office of Off-Campus Housing Affairs site.
What services are available to students during Summer Quarter?
The Career Center offers a variety of services for students and alumni who are seeking jobs or internships.
The Benefits & Work/Life Web site from UW Human Resources provides information about childcare options at the UW. You can also find information about the Child Care Assistance Program and the Student Parent Resource Center on the Financial Aid Web site.
Commuter Services offers a variety of products and programs, including the U-PASS, for commuting to the Seattle campus.
Summer-only students are not eligible to use the Student Counseling Center.
Summer-only students are not eligible for student insurance. See below for more details.
The Hall Health Primary Care Center (HHPCC) provides outpatient health and medical care for students. All undergraduate and graduate students, registered full- or part-time, are eligible for health services. Those students paying service & activity (S&A) fees and presenting a current University student identification card are eligible for many services at no charge. Fees are charged for follow-up and preventive care visits, and for specialty services.
HHPCC accepts most health insurance plans and will bill your insurance whenever possible. Services provided through the HHPCC should not be confused with student health insurance. A student and his/her family members may use HHPCC services without having student insurance.
The UW Medical Center provides emergency care when the HHPCC is not open. University police assistance may be obtained for first aid at the scene of an accident or for emergency ambulance transportation from any University building or campus location by dialing 9-911. UW Medical Center services are not covered by regular student fees.
Minority Affairs and Diversity
The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) administers many different programs providing services for underrepresented minority and educationally/economically disadvantaged students.
The Educational Opportunity Program, administered by the OMA&D, provides a variety of services to students from minority and economically/educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. These services include recruitment, academic advising, tutoring, personal and career counseling, housing and financial aid advising, and other assistance.
The Recruitment and Outreach Program identifies and recruits academically competitive underrepresented students who will apply and, if admitted, choose to enroll at the University of Washington. Those who would like to discuss the possibility of enrolling at the University, whether for Summer Quarter or some other quarter, are welcome. For more information, contact the program.
The OMA&D also operates the Instructional Center, which provides instructional support for courses offered at the UW, and special programs in reading, composition, mathematics, sciences, and basic study skills.
Other services offered by the OMA&D include precollege initiatives, preparatory support for students transitioning from high school to college, student development initiatives and undergraduate/professional school preparation strategies/initiatives.
UW's Student Life offers services and programs that will help students navigate the University, stay physically and mentally healthy, meet new friends and network, develop a career path, explore housing options, register for classes, manage finances, learn about scholarships, and more.
Students with Disabilities
Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is firmly committed to ensuring that qualified students with documented disabilities are provided with an equal opportunity to participate in the educational, recreational and social opportunities available at the University. DRS provides a variety of services to students with both permanent and temporary disabilities. For complete information, visit disability.uw.edu.
The Veteran's Center provides access to university resources specifically designed for veterans. Services include financial aid counseling, VA educational benefits, and referrals to resources such as admissions counseling, academic advising, career counseling and disability resources.
Am I eligible for student accident and sickness insurance?
No, summer-only students are not eligible for the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan. However, you can access health services at Hall Health Primary Care Center on campus.
What student associations are available to UW Summer Quarter students?
Washington Public Interest Research Group (WashPIRG)
The Washington Public Interest Research Group (WashPIRG) is a student-directed, nonprofit and nonpartisan organization which works on issues affecting the quality of life in Washington state. Students participate in WashPIRG as decision makers, volunteers and credit interns, producing research reports, lobbying the legislature, and organizing students and citizens around consumer, environmental, and governmental issues. Students may choose to support WashPIRG by contributing $3 each quarter. Support for WashPIRG may be indicated during registration, and the voluntary contribution will be included on the tuition billing statement for payment with tuition.