Welcome to all of the high school seniors who were recently offered admission to UW for the class of 2023! Congratulations on a huge accomplishment and on the start of a new, exciting chapter in your academic career. If you are interested in natural environments, living creatures big and small, and solutions-focused conversations about the future of our planet, the College of the Environment might be the perfect place for you. But don’t take our word for it, come see for yourself!

The College of the Environment offers a variety of ways for you to connect with us and experience our programs before making a decision on May 1. We also have scholarships available for incoming freshmen- see below for details.

Admitted Student Previews

The Office of Admissions offers Admitted Student Preview Days (ASPs) in April. These one-day events for newly admitted Huskies and their families are perfect for students who seek an authentic taste of the Husky Experience before making a decision by May 1. The College of the Environment will be hosting an Academic Session from 9:45-10:45am on April 4th. Join us to learn about our undergrad majors and hear from our current students- this is one of your chances to ask them about their Husky experience; see below for other opportunities.

Space in ASPs is limited and admissions will send invites to register for these events via email.  Admitted students and their families are invited to attend the College of the Environment session regardless of whether or not you participate in the campus-wide Admitted Student Preview Days. Questions? Email coenvadv@uw.edu

Shadow a UW Environment Husky

Want to experience the College of the Environment firsthand? Admitted students are invited to sign-up to shadow a UW Environment Undergraduate Student Ambassador for a half-day. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email to envamb@uw.edu with the following information:

Subject line: Shadow a UW Environment Husky Request

Body: Your name, hometown, names of the Ambassador(s) you are interested in shadowing, dates/times that you are available (M-F, 8 AM-6 PM) and anything you would like your student ambassador to know about you (please include any academic interests, accessibility requirements, etc.).

Please allow up to 3 business days for an update on the status of your request.

More options

If these options don’t work for your schedule, we still want to hear from you! Check out these other ways to connect:

  • To schedule an in-person or virtual academic advising appointment, contact the pre-major adviser, Barbara Owens, coenvadv@uw.edu.
  • Have a question for a student? Email one of our student ambassadors!
  • Plan your own visit to campus


Apply for scholarships

The application is now OPEN for College of the Environment Scholarships for incoming and current students for the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2019 at 12:00pm (noon).

Learn more about College of the Environment Scholarships »

Several of our departments also offer scholarships to incoming students pursuing their majors:

Questions? Email coenvadv@uw.edu