Student Academic Services


Student Academic Services is committed to cultivating a positive Husky Experience for all undergraduates. Together, our units — First Year Programs, Academic Advising, Academic Support Programs — welcome students into the University of Washington and support them in their academic journey, particularly during their first few years.

We believe the University should be a place of discovery and insight and that learning thrives in community. Please be in touch with your ideas and questions.


Each Autumn and Spring quarter, there is a campus-wide meeting for all advisers on the UW Seattle campus. These meetings are planned by members of the Academic Affairs and Advising Deans and Directors Group.

Learn more and view previous agendas on the All Advisers Meeting website.

General Studies (GEN ST) courses support the undergraduate academic experience by offering students a holistic education beyond a particular discipline.

Housed and administered within Undergraduate Academic Affairs, General Studies courses serve as a place for curricular innovation, intellectual curiosity and experimentation. Courses are created and sustained by innovative educators and programs across campus.

The Husky Experience Toolkit is a a series of articles encouraging UW students to challenge themselves, think about their options, and weave together all they are learning. Delivered through MyUW within four thematic areas — Know Yourself, Know the World, Make Your Way, and Weave it Together — these articles help students connect with university resources and make the most of their UW experience.

To learn more, start with this short Husky Experience Toolkit video and contact Michaelann Jundt with questions.

Join us for our quarterly SAS/OMAD ACS advising meetings to hear updates from our teams and engage in discussion about cross-unit collaboration.

The next meeting is on December 8, 2022, from 9-10:30 a.m. in person, room TBA

September 15, 2022 - Presentation, Zoom Recording
June 16, 2022 - Presentation, Zoom Recording
March 3, 2022 - Zoom link, Presentation
December 9, 2021 - Presentation - Zoom Recording
September 15, 2021 - Presentation and Zoom Recording
June 17, 2021 - Presentation and Zoom Recording
March 3, 2021 - Presentation and Zoom Recording
December 10, 2020 - Presentation and Zoom Recording
September 16, 2020 - Presentation
June 18, 2020 - Presentation and Zoom Recording
March 5, 2020 - Meeting canceled
December 10, 2019 - Transfer Experience - Presentation
June 20, 2019 - First-year Experience - Presentation
March 6, 2019 - AIF and Reinstatement Process - Presentation and Notes
December 11, 2018 - ASP scenarios and Resources - Presentation

Community College Engagement Initiative (CCEI) was a year-long study conducted in 2015 to review and assess the community college transfer student experience at the UW. The CCEI work has continued through continuing councils such as Transfer Student Engagement Council (TSEC) and is supported by the Transfer Initiative.

2018-2019 Transfer Initiative Update
2017-2018 Transfer Initiative Update
2016-2017 Transfer Initiative Update

Questions about the Transfer Initiative, please contact Martha Tran.

Our Units

First Year Programs

First Year Programs (FYP) is responsible for the annual entry and transition of all new undergraduate students (first-year and transfer) and family members. Specific FYP programs include: U101, Advising and Orientation, Parent Orientation, Dawg Daze Welcome Week, First-year Interest Group (FIG) program, and the Commuter & Transfer Commons.

LeAnne Wiles, Executive Director of First Year Programs & Strategic Initiatives

120 Mary Gates Hall

Undergraduate Advising

UAA Advising provides advising services to all undergraduate pre-majors. Advisers help undergraduates understand the UW’s academic system, choose a major and discover campus resources.

Dan Feetham, Executive Director of Advising Curriculum & Policy

141 Mary Gates Hall

Academic Support Programs

Academic Support Programs (ASP) enhances the academic and social well-being of all undergraduate students through a multidisciplinary study center (CLUE) and academic success coaching.

Ryan Burt, Director of Academic Support & Engagement

141 & 161 Mary Gates Hall

Contact Us

Michaelann Jundt

Associate Dean

Eric Sortun

Financial Manager

Harmony Wolfe

Fiscal Support

Julie Berry

AD for Digital Engagement & Strategic Initiatives

Jennifer Stock

Web Computing Specialist

Strategic Purpose

Student Academic Services supports all students on their path into and through the university, while also advocating for students who need more connection and support. Using collaboration and best practices we challenge students to shape a meaningful UW experience.

Annual Report

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