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Life at the UW

The UW offers many options for you to live, connect and explore so you fully enjoy your student experience. Find out how to prepare for your arrival in Seattle, choose housing, connect with others with similar interests and get to know Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.


Arrival & Orientation

Find out what to expect and how to prepare so you’re ready to learn at the UW.

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Explore your housing options — from a residence hall on campus to an apartment off campus or a homestay.

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Student Activities

Discover the organizations, clubs, sports teams and more that you can join as a UW IELP student.

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Seattle & the Pacific Northwest

Learn about the many wonderful benefits of living and studying in the green and vibrant city of Seattle.

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