Student Resources

Incoming Students

Welcome to the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics!

Announcements

Time to Submit your Student Profile! On our Current Students page, we maintain a set of student profiles consisting of a short bio and a digital photo.  These profiles facilitate students' introductions to one another, within and across cohorts, and also help the program faculty get to know you.

Introduce you to your peers and the program by submitting your biographical information and a digital photograph of your choosing!

Submit your Profile and Photo 

Please note: The dropbox for your profile is a UW Google Form.  To submit your profile, you will need to set up your UW Google Suite and log in via your UW NetID.  This lets the Google Form recognize you as a "member" and submit materials.

Set up your G Suite and UW email here

Need help?  See instructions here
Still need help?  Email UW Bothell IT helpdesk or call 425-352-3456.

Registration

See Current First-Year Courses for your course requirements and listings.

Visit the MFA Registration page for instructions on how to register.

UW Immunization Requirements. As a public health measure, the University of Washington requires verification of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Meningococcal Quadrivalent (A,C,Y,W-135) immunity for students matriculating at the UW for the first time. Specific requirements are a function of your age and program. Students must submit proof of immunity in order to enroll in classes on any campus at the UW.  

See details for your specific requirements here. You can submit your documentation online.  Please note that processing can take 3-5 weeks. Act now to ensure that your registration is not delayed. 

U501 Graduate School Orientation

University 501 (U501) is a self-guided, online resource designed for UW graduate and professional students at all three campuses. It is intended to help prepare you for your arrival and entry into graduate study at the University of Washington.

U501 is open to all incoming and current graduate students. U501 is hosted on the Canvas platform and available to UW students with a valid NetID. 

U501 has 5 different modules. Each module is made up of several pages with videos, written content, and links to get more information. You may start and stop the modules at any point and continue where you stopped at any time.

  • Module 1: Welcome! So, What Exactly is Graduate Education?
  • Module 2: Preparing for Arrival (Location, Location, Location)
  • Module 3: Nuts & Bolts of Being a Student
  • Module 4: Finding Support When You Need It
  • Module 5: Taking Care of You

Use your UWNetID to log onto U501 now!

Program Communications

Listservs: Your cohort will have a dedicated listserv with all of your UW email addresses. The cohort-specific one will be the listserv we use to communicate program information, class information, dates and deadlines, 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 MFA Director 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 will be added to which is for both cohorts of MFA students.

Other Email Accounts:

  • Calls for Submission: We manage two additional email accounts that you will now begin to receive messages from. The first is “Calls for Submission”. We use this account to forward calls for submission from magazines, journals, websites, contests, etc. to the current MFA students and alumni. These forwards should not be considered endorsements from the MFA program, but simply notifications should you wish to submit your work.
  • Funding: The second email account we manage is “Funding”. From this email address you’ll receive notifications of funding opportunities both within and outside of UW. You may see scholarships, fellowships, internships, jobs, teaching posts, etc. from this email account. Some posts may be relevant for you while others may not be so use your own filters. 

Please contact the IAS Graduate Office at iasgrad@uw.edu or 425-352-3406 with questions about the MFA program.