By Megan McConnell, Editor, Transfer eNewsletter
Welcome. The origin of the word is Old English, from “wilcuma,” an exclamation of kindly greeting. Willa meant “pleasure, desire, choice,” and cuma meant “guest,” or one who came (cuman).
We wish to welcome your interest in the University of Washington. We welcome your questions, your presence, your academic interests and growth.
This issue of the Transfer eNewsletter revolves around a theme of welcome. It is most obviously present in our article on the new welcome reception we are hosting for transfer students during Dawg Daze each September. The concept is implicit in our cover story on the new ways the UW is making a world-class education affordable for students, as well as our piece on scholarship advice. We want you to find the most affordable way to come pursue your degree, and we’d like to help in whatever way we can.
We’ve included several articles updating you on changes in graduation requirements in several departments. These changes don’t really affect transfer students in the choices you are making at your community colleges, but they affect you once you get here, and we think part of welcoming you is helping you to know the most you can about the academic majors and programs you are beginning to select now.
Our article about Transfer Thursdays this issue focuses on ways you can get the most out of that weekly event. Come prepared, and you’ll get more done, is the line of thinking. This is another way in which we welcome your interest and your questions.
And finally, we hope our summary of upcoming application deadlines helps makes it easier for you to pull together and submit all the materials you’ll need for whatever academic path you are choosing. It is yet another way in which we put out the welcome mat for you.
Welcome. Please come join us. We look forward to meeting you.