Early Grads

Early grads, we want to hear from you!  IAS has launched a campaign to reconnect with our founding alumni (1991-2003) and invite you to engage with us!

Founding alumni

Since 1990, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) has provided access to a liberal arts education for more than 6,500 alumni. Early IAS graduates are the cornerstone of this legacy. They helped shape this campus and are an important part of our school history.

Early grads reception with Bruce Kochis

On January 17, 2019, Human Rights professor Bruce Kochis will give an Encore! Lecture at UW Bothell.  Join other early grads for our pre-lecture reception at 5:30 p.m. with Dr. Kochis! RSVP to the reception >>

Tell your story

Photo of UWB Canyon Park campusUW Bothell turns 30 in 2020. From Canyon Park to picturesque wetlands, you helped begin this campus and have stories to tell!

Help us celebrate nearly 30 years of liberal arts education by sharing your memories, reflections, and where life has led you. IAS is collecting stories, photos, and other artifacts to showcase our history and the legacy of our early grads. Tell your story and check out our growing photo archive!

Featured stories

Early grads represent a wide range of pathways. Read about these featured alumni and tell us your story!

Paula Waters

Paula Waters ('98) is a Woodinville City Council Member who attributes her strong commitment to public service to her education. Learn about Paula.

Aaron Thacker

Aaron Thacker ('98) is an Army National Guard captain and public affairs officer who has served in Iraq, Egypt and Afghanistan. 
Learn about Aaron.

Zaheeda Edwards

Zaheeda Edwards ('95) is a project manager for CDK Global and was UW Bothell's first alumni relations manager.
Learn about Zaheeda.

Get involved

Photo of early gradsUpdate your contact info to receive news for early grads - and tell your classmates about our campaign! You can also send us their names and emails, and we will reach out.

We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Email to share how we can best engage with you and visit our Alumni page for more IAS news and information.