Shades of Purple in the Community


Application Open

Apply Here!

Event Dates and Locations

  • Seattle – UW Seattle (Session 1)
    • July 20th and 21st
  • Peninsula – Peninsula Community College
    • July 20th and 21st
  • Seattle – UW Seattle (Session 2)
    • July 23rd and 24th
  • Skagit – Skagit Community College
    • July 23rd and 24th
  • Tacoma – UW Tacoma
    • July 27th and 28th
  • Vancouver – Clark College
    • July 30th and 31st
  • Spokane – Spokane Community College
    • July 30th and 31st
  • Moses Lake – Big Bend Community College
    • August 3rd and 4th
  • Omak – Wenatchee Valley Community College
    • August 5th
  • Tri-Cities – Columbia Basin Community College
    • August 6th and 7th
  • Wenatchee – Wenatchee Valley Community College
    • August 10th and 11th
  • Toppenish/Yakima – Heritage University
    • August 13th and 14th

Target Group

Ethnic underrepresented minority high school juniors/rising seniors (graduating June, 2016)


Shades of Purple is a student conference for underrepresented minority high school juniors/rising seniors who are interested in attending the University of Washington – Seattle. The program focuses its resources on serving the following underrepresented minority groups: African American, Pacific Islander ( Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian) Southeast Asian, (Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Hmong, Mien, etc) Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaskan Native. “Shades of Purple” was created to encourage Underrepresented Minority students to pursue higher education as well as to give them the opportunity to experience the UW. Participants will meet future classmates, learn about campus programs, and discover the diversity and unity that exists within the UW community. You are guaranteed a lot of fun and a rewarding, worthwhile experience! (Note: Application and participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background).


Phone: (206) 221-6463

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until programs are full. Apply early to improve your chances of getting a space.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA


2015 Shades of Purple Application
2015 Shades of Purple Parent Permission Form

In order for your application to be considered complete, applicants must submit a signed parent/guardian permission form and a current/updated high school transcript. You may fax, scan, email or mail your transcripts and permission forms to the following address:

Shades of Purple Committee
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Schmitz Hall 375 / Box 355845
Seattle, WA 98195
fax: (206)685-5361