Student Resources

Incoming Students

Welcome to the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics!


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, starting Fall 2019. 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 all incoming students. Students must submit proof of immunity in order to attend classes on any campus at the UW.  (See details.)

Before you register, please complete the UW Measles Immunity Requirement Form and either (1) attached copies of your original immunization records; or (2) attach a statement on letterhead from your health care provider.  ** Do not send original records.  Always keep a copy for your personal records.)

Submit this form and your documentation as follows:

1.  Via email to

2. Via mail to:

University of Washington Bothell
Office of the Registar
18115 Campus Way NE
Box 358500
Bothell, WA 98011-8246

3. Via fax to: (425) 352-5455

4. In person at:

Husky Hall
Room 1130
10909 NE 185th St
Bothell, WA 98011

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 or 425-352-3406 with questions about the MFA program.