A Guide to Your First Year at UW Bothell

Week 10 - Summer Plans

Need Something To Do Over The Summer?

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Recreation and Wellness

rec and wellnessSports and Recreation Complex

Open 7 days a week: 8am-11pm       
Sports field, tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball court
Open to existing student body
Always open & students can make reservations

Students can start competitions and pick-up games

Fitness center

Contains updated equipment, lockers, increased stretching area and restroom/shower
Open 7 days a week: from 6am-11pm
Located in Husky Hall

Global Initiatives and Merit Scholarships

Study Abroad Sophomore year- Helpful Hintsglobal

  • Start planning out your courses you will take.
  • Research housing and options ahead of time.
  • Start researching study abroad program options three quarters in advance of when you want to go.
  • Apply for two or three programs to maximize your chances of getting accepted.
  • Apply for scholarships to help fund your experience.
  • Utilize resources in the Student Success Center and in the Writing and Communications Center to put together a competitive applications.

Make sure to have a great time!


Suggestions for Scholarships

  • Create a year-long plan! With plans for next academic year Scholarship information
  • Be competitive
  • Remember: Grades are only part of it!
  • Become involved in meaningful ways

Figure out what being involved means to youglobal initiatives

  • Volunteer
  • Mentor students
  • Become part of a club



Student Activities & Jobs 

Contact leaders of current clubs, organizations, and recreational programs.
Find out additional information about specific organizations on campus.

Manage group membership for your various involvements on campus and manage your personal calendar with your groups’ events.

Looking for a job on campus?
Check out Husky Jobs: http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs


Undergraduate Research

researchFind Summer Research for next summer!

With a variety of different opportunities for travel and learning, participating in summer research is great way to build skills and experience, learn about the research process and earn some money. Many summer research opportunities usually provide stipends, living expenses and pay for travel expenses.  Summer Research is a great way to spend your summer, so get started today!

To get started, here are a few tips:

Start looking for Summer Research opportunities during FALL QUARTER and into Winter Quarter.

  • Deadlines for these opportunities are often due in January and February but some applications remain open until April!

Here are some resources that will help you find Summer Research Opportunities.

Summer Research Programs at UW

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

The Summer Research – Early Identification Program

  • Encouraging students from “traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue research careers in the academic, public and private sectors.”

Pathways to Science

Our office hours and student help desk hours are:

Student Help Desk Hours @ UW1 -160

  • M/W: 1:30 – 5:00
  • T/TH: 12:30 – 4:00
  • F: 10:45 – 3:00

Regular Office Appointment Hours:

  • Wednesdays: 9am - 11am
  • Thursdays: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Drop in hours:

  • Tuesdays: 2pm - 4pm

In SPRING QUARTER you will hear back from the programs and by SUMMER, you’ll be off on a new adventure!

Here are some databases that offer Undergraduate Research opportunities: