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Our priority is the health and safety of our students and community. This year we will be hosting RISE in a virtual format. Though we are moving in a virtual setting, we plan to deliver the same valuable content as we would in-person. If you do not have access to a laptop or reliable Wi-Fi to participate in our virtual conference, please contact us at

Readiness for Islander Success in Education (RISE) is designed to engage Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander high school students interested in applying to the University of Washington Seattle. Participants will meet current UW Pacific Islander students, UW faculty, staff, key community members and will receive information on college admissions and comprehensive writing workshops, scholarship resources, cultural empowerment activities, and extensive college network that will support and mentor them through the college application process.

Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.

Event Date

Friday, January 14th, 2022

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Target Group

Pacific Islander high school students.

Parent/Guardian Permission Form

Students are required to submit a parent/guardian permission form to participate in our in-person conference. You will be emailed a permission slip via DocuSign several days before the conference. As soon as you receive it, please have your parent/guardian digitally submit the form.




Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

1410 NE Campus Parkway
Box 355845 Seattle, WA 98195-5845
Phone: (206) 221-6463


The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in our services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance of the virtual conference at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (Fax), or (email).