Welcome to the UW Bothell MA in Cultural Studies!
This page will be updated regularly with important information as we approach the start to the Autumn 2013 Quarter. Information will also be emailed to students but please check this page for the most up-to-date details.
Save the Date for the Fall Welcome!
The Graduate & Professional Student Fall Welcome will be held on Wednesday, October 9 from 4:30 - 6: 00 pm.
This event is a chance for all UW Bothell graduate students to come together, share some food and drink, and meet the graduate advisors on campus. There will also be some brief programming from the Office of Student Life as well as the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards for you to learn a bit about some resources for graduate students. The Fall Welcome will be a great place for both Cultural Studies cohorts to mingle as well as a chance to meet other graduate students on campus.
Listservs: the listserv for your cohort has now been updated with all of your UW email addresses. We will use this listserv to communicate program information, course information, job/internship announcements, and more. If you wish to use this to communicate with your cohort-mates, you are welcome to do so, however please keep in mind that the Grad Office staff and the Academic Director, Crispin Thurlow, receive these emails. The first time you send an email to this list your email may be held for moderation causing a delay, but after that first time you should be all set. There is a second listserv that you have been added to for both cohorts (first and second year Cultural Studies students) so you will receive emails from this one as well. Emails to these listservs will go to your UW email address.
Current Student Page: the Current Students page has now been updated. Check it out to learn about your cohort and see who you will be experiencing the Cultural Studies program with over the next two years. Thank you very much to all those who sent in their information
Registration: Please be sure to register for BCULST 500: Formations of Cultural Studies before September 24. This is a 10-credit course and the only one you are required to register for this Autumn Quarter. Registration details were sent via email and are posted below.
Orientation: Orientation for new IAS graduate students provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to welcome you to campus and share important programmatic and logistical information with you. And it gives you a chance to meet graduate students in all three IAS graduate programs. Orientation will take place Tuesday, September 24 from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m., with check in and coffee social from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
The Registration Process
MyUW is your personal, easy-to-use tool for finding course schedules, registration deadlines, and many other resources at the University of Washington. You can personalize MyUW to fit your needs by including or excluding the services you see listed, adding bookmarks to your favorite links, and choosing the background and accent colors you prefer. See below for more information on the features of MyUW. To access MyUW, you must first create your UW NetID (see below).
PAC (Private Access Code)
You will need to obtain your PAC in order to register for courses. In order to do this please log back into your application and click on “status” to find your PAC and student number. You will need to use the PAC and student number to create your UW NetID. Please do not share your PAC with anyone. If you forget your PAC, you must visit the UW Bothell Admissions Office in person to reset the code.
Follow the instructions to create your NetID. You will be asked to choose a UW NetID as well as a password. If you need assistance setting up your UW NetID, please call C & C at (206) 543-5970.
Once you have created your UW NetID, log on to MyUW using your UW NetID and password.
From the Student Personal Services menu on the left side of the MyUW home page, select Registration. As a new student, you’ll be eligible to register in the current registration period (called “Registration Period II” - June 24-September 24). During the registration process, the UW requires that students confirm their current address and make a decision regarding ASUWB membership. If you see a note stating, “Before registering you MUST . . .”, you’ll need to check your address and select your membership preference before access to registration will be allowed.
Enter the Schedule Line Number (SLN) for each course you wish to add. In most cases, you will leave all other fields blank. To view available classes, choose Time Schedule under the Registration Resources menu. The Time Schedule will open in a separate, smaller window so you can have both windows open and toggle between them. Most of you will only be registering for BCULST 500 and the SLN for that is 11032.
After making your course selections, click Update Schedule at the bottom of the Registration Screen. Your selections will be accepted only if all sections are available and there are no restrictions that would prevent you from registering (such as prerequisites). Messages will appear on the right side of the screen to alert you to any problems. Make any necessary revisions and resubmit.
After registering, you may log on to MyUW as often as you like to check the status of sections, list your confirmed schedule, add or drop courses, or check your account balance. You may contact the Registrar’s Office at (425) 352-5240 for assistance with registration.
Before you can register for courses, please fill out the Measles Immunity Verification form (PDF) and return it to the Registrar’s Office per the instructions on the form. There is also additional information available regarding this requirement.
The required course in Autumn Quarter of your first year is BCULST 500 Formations of Cultural Studies (10 credits), co-taught by Dan Berger and S. Charusheela. Since you have been admitted to the program, a space in this course and all other required Cultural Studies courses has been reserved for you; therefore, there is no risk of being “closed out” of these courses. Also, the full-time graduate course load at the University of Washington is 10 credits, so you are not expected to take any courses aside from BCULST 500. If you feel you’ll have the time and energy to devote to additional course work in Autumn Quarter, please contact the IAS Graduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Husky ID Card
Your Husky ID Card may be picked up in Campus Public Safety Office, LB2 005, any time after you have registered for Autumn Quarter. Please contact Student Affairs at 425-352-5000 or email@example.com with any questions.
MyUW System Features
Displays your quarterly class schedule in a calendar format. From Personal Services in MyUW, select Visual Schedule from the list of Services.
Beginning Period I, you may log on to MyUW at any time to check course availability. You can also find this information in the time schedule.
Student Account and Loan Status Inquiries
Log on to MyUW to:
Find your current account balance
Get a summary of disbursed financial aid and check availability
Determine if outside lender loan funds are available
Get the latest recorded student account payment
Change of Address
Use this service to change your addresses (local and permanent) provided to the Student Directory and used by the Office of the Registrar, Office of Student Financial Aid, Student Accounts Office, Student Loans Office, and other University departments and offices. You may also use this feature to change your directory release information.
Important Dates - Orientation, First Class
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, late afternoon/early evening: program orientation; please make the necessary arrangements to be able to attend the event. We will send more details, including exact time, as orientation approaches.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013: first day of Autumn Quarter
Thursday, September 26, 2013: first BCULST 500 course meeting
Please take a few moments to explore the Funding Resources section of our website as well as our Relocation Guide for graduate students. You may also find the Cultural Studies Starting Points to be a helpful place to find readings and resources to begin looking at over the summer prior to the start of the program.
Feel free to contact the IAS Graduate Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-352-3406 at any time with questions about the Cultural Studies program or any of these important steps.