Leadership Without Borders

During College

We work to connect undocumented students to key campus and community resources that can support them to successfully navigate their way through the University of Washington.

Below you will find a list of various resources that are available for you at the University of Washington. You will find information about housing, study abroad opportunities, scholarships, academic support, and more. We know there might be additional information you need or questions about these resources. We encourage you to contact us and or visit us at the LWB Center so we can help you access the resources you need.

Housing

On-Campus Housing
The University of Washington Housing & Foods Services offers a variety of living quarters at near the UW. When you live on campus, you are engaging in a vibrant, well-supported, and fulfilling out-of-class adventure, filled with opportunities to explore who you are and what you value, develop meaningful relationships, make informed and intentional choices and embark on a trajectory of your own making.

The cost of living in housing and food services can range widely depending on where you live please visit www.hfs.washington.edu/housingfor more inforamtion.

Application Dates

Current residents: April 7–April 15

New applicants: May 7–ongoing

Off-Campus Housing

Off-campus housing can sometimes be a more feasible and reliable option for undocumented students. We encourage you to research the following websites listed bellow to learn more about off-campus housing. Keep in mind that the University of Washington is not affilicated with some of these websites. Before entering personal information in any of these sites, make sure to read the site’s privacy policy carefully. 

  • ASUW Off-Campus Housing Affairs is funded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) and was created by students to provide students, faculty, and staff with the tools necessary to educate themselves about housing issues so they may be better equipped to find adequate housing.
  • Blanton Turner, in partnership with UW’s HFS provides many student-friendly listings.
  • Apartment List delivers a comprehensive set of apartment listings with smart features that let you compare and share properties.
  • Craigslist provides listings for housing in Seattle.
  • My Apartment Map is a full-feature apartment search engine.
  • Rent Jungle is a searchable database of active apartment and rental listings.

Because parking on campus is costly and limited, consider neighborhoods within walking or biking distance to the UW or neighborhoods with good bus service to campus. That way you can take advantage of theU-PASS program. Lastly, if you have additional questions about off-campus housing we encourage you to visit us at the LWB Center.

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Office

EOP Academic Counseling

The Educational Opportunity Program, located in Advising Counseling Services, is a division of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) promotes academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged and first generation college students at the University of Washington.

EOP academic counselors are generalists, trained to successfully steward students through the selection and scheduling of classes, exploration of possible majors, and development of career goals. The EOP team also assists students with financial aid, housing, personal matters, and a host of additional supportive services.

Email | eop@u.washington.edu

Phone Number |  206-543-7132

Visit the EOP Academic Counseling website to learn more.

Instructional Center

Established in 1970, the Instructional Center, also known as the IC, became the first comprehensive learning center at the University of Washington.

The IC is staffed by several professional instructors and a multitude of tutors. You will find that the IC staff prides themselves on helping you get the most out of your academic efforts while creating a positive learning experience. There are instructors and tutors available for almost every academic discipline or major with an emphasis in Math, Science, Engineering and Technology.

Email | ic@u.washington.edu

Phone number |  206-543-4240

Visit the Instructional Center website to learn more.

The Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center has a wealth of resources and opportunities available to students including student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.

The Kelly ECC represents a “home away from home” for many of the students it serves. The Kelly ECC has been a place where students can find familiar faces, staff that care about their academic and personal well-being, and where students can meet, interact, hang out, and build community. The Kelly ECC is also a place where you can expand your leadership skills, share and understand different cultural perspectives, and enjoy a variety of programs and events that represent the beautiful diversity of the University of Washington. 

Email | ecc@u.washington.edu

Phone number |  206-543-4635

Visit the Kelly ECC website to learn more.

Career Center

For students the Career Center provides a full spectrum of services, from self-exploration and decision-making to understanding career options, from knowing how to prepare for the work world to making significant contributions to employers and the community. They hold quarterly career fairs for students to get internships and job opportunities.
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fridays, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Mental Health Wellness

The UW Counseling Center provides a safe environment to help students explore the challenges of life and learning through counseling, outreach, preventive programming, advocacy, and consultation. The Counseling Center strives to create a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural learning community.

If you feel you need immediate assistance, the Counseling Center provides urgent care on a walk-in basis. Anytime between 8:00 and 4:00 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9:30 to 4:00 on Tuesdays, you may meet briefly and confidentially with a counselor.

University of Washington Counseling Center

Schmitz Hall, Box 355830
Seattle, WA 98195-5830
To make an appointment please call: 206-543-1240

Scholarships

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships

Mary Gates Leadership Scholarships encourage undergraduate students to develop their leadership abilities through practical experience, personal reflection and in community with mentors and peers. With the support of a Leadership Scholarship, you can devote more time to pursuing an activity or project that interests you and that will allow you to expand your leadership capacity. In the application process, we ask you to articulate your own understandings of leadership, what you want to learn, and how you think the activity you have chosen will support your learning goals. Additionally, you must identify a mentor to provide you guidance and encouragement throughout your application process and award period.