We are here to help you explore your options and find the program that is the best fit for your interests and career aspirations.

Photo: students and lakeConsidering a College of the Environment major?

Explore the pages in this section and contact the College of the Environment Pre-Major Adviser, Christen Foehring at coenvadv@uw.edu, to set up an advising appointment.

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Advising appointments

We encourage prospective students to schedule an advising appointment to explore our majors and find the program that is the best match. Parents and family members are welcome to join prospective students for these meetings. If you are unable to travel to campus, we are happy to arrange phone or Skype advising sessions. Normal office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PST. Appointments set up in advance are recommended.

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Upcoming events for future students

These events are designed to help you consider the opportunities with the College of the Environment and prepare for your UW Environment experience. Feel free to attend one or more sessions!

First Thursday Information Sessions

These information sessions occur on campus on the first Thursday of every month during the academic year from 3-4 p.m. and are designed to pair with visit options from the Office of Admissions such as Transfer Thursday (1:30-2:30 p.m.) or the Campus Tour and Freshman Info Session (9-11 a.m.). RSVPs are encouraged, but we always welcome walk-ins. Family members are welcome to join us for these events, too.

The next First Thursday information session is:

UW Environment Insider: The Student Experience

Thursday, March 2, 3-4 p.m., Kane Hall, room 234

Meet current College of the Environment students and learn about their experiences. Hear the student perspective on choosing a college, selecting a major, and undergraduate research, as well as student advice for prospective students.

Featured Students:

Daaniya Iyaz


Daaniya Iyaz, Bioresource Science and Engineering major



Ryan McMullin


Ryan McMullin, Oceanography Major, Materials Science & Engineering minor



Tyler Myers


Tyler Myers, Environmental Science and Terrestrial Resource Management major, Landscape Ecology and Conservation track



RSVP for the Student Experience information session

First Wednesday Online Webinars

These virtual information sessions are perfect for students who are unable to visit the UW campus in person. Webinars are offered throughout the academic year, on the first Wednesday of every month, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. PST. Advanced RSVP is required to receive a link to the webinar.

The next First Wednesday online webinar is:

Ask a UW Environment Student

Wednesday, March 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Join College of the Environment students for an open discussion about majors, courses, research, internships and student clubs.

Featured Students:

Alexis Harper


Alexis Harper, Oceanography major



Kearstin Williams


Kearstin Williams, Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management major



RSVP for the Ask A UW Environment Student webinar

Youth Speak: Environment and Sustainability

Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Youth Speak: Environment & Sustainability is single-day teen environmental leadership conference that brings together high school students with a shared passion for environment and sustainability from across the Central Puget Sound Region for a day of programming including: Ignite-Style talks, career and college panels, hands-on workshops, and an opportunities fair. Event is free. Lunch will be provided. Register

Future Student Visit Day

Visit Day 2016 has passed.

Save the date for Visit Day 2017 — Friday, August 18, 2017.

Sign-up to get updates and registration information for Future Student Visit Day 2017

Other events

Check out the College of the Environment calendar of events for more upcoming events and activities.

Important dates and deadlines

Apply to UW

The UW application is currently closed. Freshman applications will open October 1, 2017. Transfer applications open Dec 15, 2017.