The Associated Students of the University of Washington's

Experimental College

About Us

The ASUW Experimental College was established in 1968 by a group of University of Washington students. It was their vision to offer fun, non-credit classes for University of Washington students and Seattle community members. Today, the Experimental College is the largest known student-organization of its kind.

ExCo offers a vast diversity of classes, including everything from arts and crafts, to meditation excersizes, to asset planning and management. Our vetted and affiliated instructors work hands on with students to teach them which regular University classes forgoe.

Students of the University of Washington staff, organize, and run the Experimental College. The organization is entirely by students, for students.

The Experimental College is an entity of the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) and is bound by the ASUW Constitution and University of Washington regulations.


The mission of the ASUW Experimental College is to serve the students of the University of Washington and Greater Seattle area by providing enriching non-credit classes. We strive to serve classes that embody our founding ideals of

  • Reach: To serve as many UW students as possible.
  • Quality: To select superior classes, in interesting topics.
  • Affordability: To minimize the cost to our users.

Diversity Information

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations in the application process contact the Disability Services Office at: (206) 543-6450/V, (206) 543-6452/TTY, (206) 685-7264/FAX or e-mail at:


  • Phone
    Gen: (206) 543-4375
    Fax: (206) 616-1305
    TTY: (800) 833-6388
  • Email
  • Mail
    Experimental College
    SAO 21 BOX 352238
    Seattle, WA 98195-2238
  • Physical
    Husky Union Building, Suite 131J
    4001 East Stevens Way NE
    Seattle, WA 98195
  • Hours
    Monday-Friday, 10am - 5pm
    Closed on University Holidays

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