Regional & Community Relations

UW Bothell in the Community

UWB students at Lend a Paw event

Our Neighbors: Community Partners in Higher Education

At UW Bothell, being a part of the community and neighborhood is an integral part ofcampus culture and academic life. UW Bothell neighbors include local residents, businesses and organizations - important partners in creating the small-campus feel that makes living here and going to school here great. Be it a place to grab lunch, or a business for an internship or job, our neighbors are vital to student life.

Our growing student body comes primarily from the surrounding communities. The top five cities of residence for students are: Bothell, Bellevue, Everett, Lynnwood and Seattle. Over three-quarters of UW Bothell students come from King and Snohomish Counties. Our graduates become leaders, teachers, nurses, software developers or entrepreneurs who often stay local. Read more about some of our notable alumni. As the state’s most ethnically diverse public institution, this makes for a rich cultural exchange on campus and beyond.

UW Bothell’s campus is surrounded by trees and wetlands, and is just a ten-minute walk away from downtown Bothell. The short distance makes for an easy getaway between campus and Bothell’s Main Street, or escaping into the quiet scenery of North Creek in the wetlands around campus.

Neighbors are always welcome to visit campus to enjoy a cup of coffee, a relaxing walk or even take a class. UW Bothell also hosts community events through the year, so be sure to stop by! Check out a list of things to do around campus here.