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UW Student Guide

Use this portal for academics, housing, finances, extracurricular activities, career planning, etc.


Career Resources

The UW Career Center offers a variety of career related services to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The Center for Career Services provides a workshop free of charge to students considering graduate or professional school as their next step after graduation. For more information on the workshop please see the Workshops and Classes page. To see when the workshop is offered, please see the Center for Career Services events calendar.

Funding Resources

For information about fellowships, teaching assistantships, and funding opportunities outside of the University of Washington please see the NELC funding page.

Operating Fee Waiver

In July 2005, the University of Washington Regents approved an operating fee waiver, effective Autumn quarter 2005, for nonresident graduate and professional students. This is an annual waiver of the differential between resident and nonresident tuition. The waiver is for graduate and professional students who have lived in the state for at least one year (excepting students whose visa status precludes them from establishing permanent residency) and who have applied for resident status but failed to overcome the presumption they are residing in Washington primarily for educational purposes.

Health Resources

Hall Health

The mission of Hall Health Primary Care Center is to provide high quality, accessible primary health care, selected specialty services and public health services to University of Washington students and the surrounding community. Hall Health Primary Care Center is located at 315 East Stevens Circle on the main campus of the University of Washington. 

Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP)

Graduate appointees, Fellows and Trainees in eligible positions can participate in the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP). The UW pays the monthly premium for student appointees with eligible positions. All appointees must re-enroll every Autumn quarter and/or after break in UW-paid GAIP coverage.


Coverage Periods

Online Enrollment Deadline


Oct 1 - Dec 31

Oct 31


Jan 1 - Mar 31

Jan 31


Apr 1 - June 30

Apr 30


July 1 - Sept 30

June 30


Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan

All graduate students are eligible for this insurance plan. The deadline to sign up for, change plans, or cancel insurance is the 7th calendar day of the quarter. To sign up, you must be registered for classes. You cannot enroll in, change or cancel your choice after that day. You can register for this insurance on your MyUW page.


Housing Resources

Language Resources

The Language Learning Center provides services, and resources that advance language study and instruction for students, faculty, and departments at the University of Washington. They provide online resources for students and faculty for most of the languages offered in NELC.

The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) offers drop-in tutoring at least one night a week for Arabic and Persian in the Mary Gates Hall Commons and Gateway Center. To make the best use of your time at CLUE, you should bring any relevant materials to the assignment(s) you are working on.

The Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), a division of The University of Washington Graduate School, is committed to serving the needs of students of color and those from other underrepresented groups, while simultaneously providing opportunities for all students to learn and develop through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity.

Library Resources

The Near East Library provides links to useful journals, books, and encyclopedias about the Near East. Please contact our Near East Librarian Mary St. Germain (info) if you have specific questions about library holdings.

Purchase Request

The UW Libraries welcomes suggestions for materials which support teaching, study, and research at the University. If the UW Library does not have the book you are looking for, fill out a Purchase Request Form and your request will be referred to the appropriate subject librarian for review. Before submitting a suggestion, please check the UW Libraries Catalog to see if the material you need is available. You may also want to check the Orbis Cascade Alliance catalog to see if the material is available at another Washington or Oregon library. Orbis Cascade Alliance borrowing privileges are limited to current UW students, faculty, and staff.

Book Resources

University Bookstore

The University Bookstore provides textbooks for most of the classes at the University. They also have a Technology Center where students can receive academic pricing on computers and software. At the UW Bookstore students are eligible for the UW Customer Rebate which is based on the eligible personal purchases made at University Book Store locations. (Contact the Bookstore for current rebate rate.)


Graduate Student Resources

Graduate and Professional Student Senate

GPSS is made up of two senators from each degree-granting department, four officers, and several staff members. GPSS provides students with representation both on campus and in the legislature. In addition, GPSS acts as a resource center and funds graduate programming.

UW Graduate School

Instructions, Policies & Procedures for and about Graduate Students

Mentoring Resources for Graduate Students and Faculty

Opportunities for Graduate Students at the University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities


Unaffiliated Student Organizations and Groups

Association of Central Asian Students (ACAS)
It shall be the purpose of this organization to promote Central/Inner Asian Culture, to help incoming and continuing students from these regions adjust to University and America life, to work together in building interest in Central Asian Language Programs and central Asian Area Studies at universities across Canada and the United States.

Central Asian Studies Seminar (CASS)

The Central Asian Studies Seminar (CASS) is devoted to teaching, research, and outreach concerning the principal cultures and languages of Central Asia, emphasizing not only their contemporary manifestations but also their ancient and medieval roots, and their significance within the history of world civilizations.

NELC Student Group

The NELC Student Group kicked off as new organization here at the University of Washington during the Washington Weekend of Spring 2008. This group is for students majoring in and/or studying Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington. All students studying in NELC courses are invited to join.

To join, or for more information, please check the NELC Student Group's Facebook page (please note that you must have a Facebook account and be logged in when clicking on this link).

Persian Circle

The Persian Circle is a cultural student organization with the mission of promoting unity among the Persian community at the University of Washington and the Seattle area, as well as promoting Persian heritage and culture by organizing various events and social gatherings. Members will have a unique opportunity to meet new people, practice their Persian language skills, learn more about Persian culture, and be an interactive part of a Persian community.

UW Office of Minority Affairs Ethnic Cultural Center/Theatre

The UW Ethnic Cultural Center provides programs and a learning environment where students and student organizations collaborate, develop, and implement programs while building leadership and organizational skills.


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