About the Office of the University Registrar

The mission of the University of Washington is to preserve, develop, and disseminate knowledge. The Office of the University Registrar, located on the second floor of Schmitz Hall, provides administrative services to students, faculty, and staff in support of this mission:

  • Maintains students' academic records
  • Ensures the impartial application of policies governing grading, registration, residency, and graduation
  • Publishes the quarterly Time Schedule and the General Catalog on the Web
  • Schedules courses in general-purpose classrooms
  • Coordinates course registration
  • Maintains university curriculum and serves as the central office for the course approval process
  • Provides students' academic transcripts
  • Maintains the student address and telephone directory
  • Administers the Residence Classification Office
  • Monitors students' academic progress
  • Provides the final degree review of undergraduates
  • Coordinates the distribution of undergraduate, graduate, and professional diplomas
  • Advises students, faculty, staff, and the public on academic policies and procedures

Other Registrar/Admissions Links

  • WaACRAO - The Washington Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Serving Washington's Higher Education Community
  • PACRAO - The Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers site includes constitution and bylaws, leadership position descriptions, executive board, conference information, and a searchable directory.
  • AACRAO - American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Academe Today - A service of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Registrars throughout the years

A strong connection to the University's history is an important part of the Registrar's duty. In the spirit of that duty, here is a list of those who've held the title of University of Washington Registrar:

  • Virjean Edwards (2010–Current)
  • Todd Mildon (2005–2010)
  • Van Edward Johnson (1991–2004)
  • Melanie Bell (1986–1991)
  • W. W. Washburn (1970–1986)
  • Patsy M. Christensen (1969–1970)
  • John Gardner (1965–1969)
  • Carl G. Young (1964–1965)
  • Ethelyn Toner (1945–1963)
  • Irvin Hoff (1941–1944)
  • Dean Newhouse (1936–1941)
  • Edward Bicknell Stevens (1925–1935)
  • Edward Noble Stone (1910–1925)
  • Herbert Thomas Condon (1903–1910)
  • William John Meredith (1901–1903)
  • Clark Davis (1897–1901)
  • Edmond S. Meany (1894–1897)