Shades of Purple

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Event Date

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – Thursday, July 24, 2014
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Thursday, July 31, 2014  (Free transportation provided for students from east of the Cascades on this session) 

Target Group

Ethnic underrepresented minority high school juniors/rising seniors (graduating June, 2015)


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 to and participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background).


Phone: (206) 685-6463


2014 Shades of Purple Summer Conference Application

2014 Shades of Purple – Liability/Parent Permission Form

2014 Shades of Purple Promotional flyer

Application Deadline

Friday, June 20, 2014 Deadline extended to Friday, July 4, 2014

Additional Information

Note: FREE transportation provided for all students traveling from east of the Cascades during the second (Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – Friday, August 1, 2014) session. 

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

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 and 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