Honors Advising

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Are you a prospective student or applicant interested in the UW Honors Program? Set up a meeting with an Honors Representative to chat about the Program and have all your questions answered! Simply fill out our prospective student appointment form (well in advance of your visit, please, it can take us up to a week to arrange a visit) and we will respond as quickly as we can to arrange an appointment. Please note that we may be unable to accommodate requests made less than one week in advance. The Honors office is open and available for appointments Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during summer quarter.

Please note that drop-in advising hours are intended for current students only. Our front desk staff are happy to provide general information about the Program, but if you have more specific questions, please set up an individual appointment.

Drop-In Advising

During Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters the Honors Program advisers hold drop-in advising hours for current UW Honors students. Feel free to come by during this time to ask questions or talk to an adviser about your plans! If these times do not work in your schedule, you can always make an appointment by contacting an adviser directly.

Summer 2016 Advising Hours

Honors advising is by appointment only during summer. Please see below for information on how to make an appointment.


For an appointment, please contact an adviser to arrange a time that works best in both of your schedules. If you are not looking to meet with one adviser in particular, we recommend you copy all three advisers on one email with at least three different dates and times you are available to meet; whoever is available at the times you requested will reply to setup the appointment. The Honors office is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during summer quarter.

Brook Kelly
bbkelly@uw.edu / 206-221-6131
Laura Harrington
laurah13@uw.edu / 206-221-0774
Aley Mills-Willis
aleym@uw.edu / 206-221-6074


Get together with fellow students, advisers, and experts from around campus for more information about topics relevant to you in our Group Advising series! Designed to provide vital information relevant to many Honors students, these sessions focus on topics that we see many students expressing interest or curiosity about! In the past, we’ve held group advising sessions on:

Interested in one of the above topics, but couldn’t make the Group Advising session? No problem! Click on one of the links above to see a document summarizing useful and important information that came out of each session. Interested in a topic not listed above? Not to worry, we’ve got a number of Group Advising Sessions in the works. Stay tuned to this website and to your email for upcoming sessions.

GPA Advising

Advisers encourage students to meet with us if you are concerned about your GPA or if you are having trouble in a class at any time. We can point you to many different resources both within Honors as well as on the larger UW campus that can help with time management, study skills, tutoring services, and more.

If your grades fall below a 3.3 cumulative GPA, and you are put on probation in the Honors Program, you are required to meet with an Honors adviser. These meetings are intended to provide a helpful opportunity for students to discuss academic concerns and get support reflecting on past challenges and creating plans for successful change.

Please review our Honors Program GPA policy to determine if you are in a probation quarter.

Honors advisers w/Dubs at the Honors 50th Anniversary
The Honors advisers with Dubs, the UW mascot

Brook Kelly

Brook has been advising in the Honors Program since 2005 and graduated from the UW in 2004 with a bachelor\'s degree in Political Science with College Honors and History. Brook was a 2003 Bonderman Fellow, and traveled throughout east Africa on her fellowship. She directs the Bonderman Travel Fellowship for the Honors Program, in addition to directing study abroad programs in Sierra Leone and other parts of Africa for Honors and the African Studies Program.

Brook enjoys working with amazing students doing incredible things and helping them connect their studies to the rest of the world through service and experiential opportunities. In addition to her work at the UW, she is a birth doula and spends a lot of time thinking about maternal health issues all over the world. She spends her time traveling, tramping the high country, gardening, canning, cooking, reading, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Laura Harrington

Laura has been advising in Honors since 2009, when she graduated from the UW with a degree in Women Studies and Comparative History of Ideas. As an adviser, Laura especially enjoys meeting with students and helping them make the UW their home. She also works on course planning and registration.

When not advising students, Laura enjoys exploring Seattle and the Northwest; rock climbing and hiking; taking advantage of the immense UW Library system; and planning travels around the world.

Aley Mills Willis

Aley has been advising students in the UW Honors Program since Autumn, 2002. She completed her undergraduate studies at UW with an Honors degree in English Literature, and her graduate studies at UW with a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Policy Studies. She has focused much of her studies on how college students incorporate experiential learning opportunities into their curriculum. Before working in higher education, Aley worked in book publishing in NYC and Seattle and holds a particular interest in literature of the environment.

Aley has found advising students in the Honors Program to be a wonderful way to help motivated college students create an individualized path of study and reach their goals at the UW. When not working with students, or thinking about higher education, Aley spends as much time as possible with her family at home or in the mountains around the Seattle area. She has a passion for exploring and has spent much time traveling the world - mostly in search of more mountains. She is thrilled to help students imagine how to extend their education beyond the classroom both locally and abroad.