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UW Monthly Message Themes (2018-2019)


Month Theme Notable Strategic Considerations
July Proven Impact


August Our Public Promise


September Innovation Mindset


9/1: Application for fall 2019 freshmen admission opens

9/26: First day of classes

October Leading-Edge Student Experience


10/16: Annual President’s Address

10/19: W Day

November Be Boundless


Celebrating what philanthropy makes possible

11/15: Application deadlines for fall 2019 admission to Seattle campus

December This is UW


Celebration of 2018 student, faculty, staff and alumni accomplishments
January Our Public Promise


1/14: Start of 2019 legislative session, which will set the biennial budget

1/15: Priority application deadline for fall 2019 freshman admission to UW Bothell and UW Tacoma

February Proven Impact


March Innovation Mindset


April Leading-Edge Student Experience



May Be Boundless


5/1: Decision deadline for fall 2019 freshmen
June This is UW 


6/14: Tacoma Commencement
6/15: Seattle Commencement
6/16: Bothell Commencement