How to stay
safe while
visiting campus

Parking and commuting
options around campus

By Niv Joshi
A sign that reads, “STOP? Feeling sick? Stay home!” can be found all throughout campus to remind students of safety guidelines.

It has been long enough that the ‘novel’ in novel coronavirus is outdated. As the world has started getting accustomed to this new normal, so has the UW. With resources to help students maximize their potential, UW has a boundless action plan for combating this not-so-novel coronavirus.

Huskies all around are promoting the 3 W’s policy: Wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your step. Moreover, groundbreaking research including the Seattle Flu Study are being conducted by some very genius Huskies.

After hosting more than 90% of class sections online last year, UW is equipped with virtual services. Access to UW Libraries’ online materials and services remains open for students and faculty. The Student Technology Loan Program also remains open for students to borrow laptops, tablets, and other equipment for free.

On-campus dorms are open. Food service operations in the housing facilities will continue, following physical distancing and other safety protocols. Here is a video of what you can expect during your time with Housing & Food Services (HFS).

Libraries are currently closed, but plans of opening their first space for individual study in the Research Commons (on the ground floor of Allen South) are underway for spring quarter 2021.

Those who wish to request physical materials from the libraries have the option of doing so via the libraries’ no contact pick-up service. Online resources such as the 24/7 chat with librarians also remain available.

UW’s tutoring facilities like CLUE, the Math Study Center, Disability Resources for Students, and many more, have all made their shift to the online medium. There is also the opportunity to make use of Online Academic Success Coaching to stay a boundless Husky.

The HUB’s doors are open for anyone and everyone who feels like studying on campus. Although the operations are limited, there are over 200 seats available for UW community members to comfortably access WiFi for classes, studying, and work.

Printing can be done using Dawg Prints any time of the day, or at The MILL during select hours. Health and wellbeing of students is of utmost importance for UW, so services including Hall Health Center, HUB Meditation Room, Mental Health Services, LiveWell, Let’s Talk, and SafeCampus, are open and accessible to all with proper precautions.

Recreational services at the UW are operating with strict adherence to the guidelines outlined by the state government.

Although classes are being held in-person, virtual operations will still remain an option for UW students.

Safe on Campus