UW Housing: Graduate Housing Update

Apartments Open Houses

We invite you and your students to stop by the Apartments Open House and see the new Mercer Court apartments. Two of the five buildings in Mercer Court are reserved for graduate students, providing plenty of opportunities to make academic, professional and social connections with other graduate students.


Thursday, April 4, 2–6 pm

Saturday, April 6, 11 am–4 pm


All graduate apartment communities will be shown. Shuttles will depart from the front of McMahon Hall and from Alder Commons, located in Alder Hall, every 20 minutes.


If your students come to the Open House and fill out an application to live with us for 2013-14 by June 1st, and they’ll be entered to win a rent credit worth $1000, $500, or $250! Light refreshments will be provided.

Graduate Student Housing Application is open!

Graduate students who apply by April 11th will receive the highest apartment priority and will have the opportunity to self-select where they live!

Need any materials?

If you need housing brochures or additional information, or would like me to attend any of your department events, feel free to contact me at any time!

Daniel Barkley

Leasing and Outreach Coordinator

Student Services Office

Housing & Food Services




Lavender Graduation

Welcome to the weekly countdown to Lavender Graduation 2013! An event not to be missed…

Graduate and celebrate all of you! Lavender Grad is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergrad or graduate/professional) for a graduation in the 2012-2013 (including fall 2013) academic year. The Q Center and QSC host Lavender Graduation as a time for the UW queer, trans*, two-spirit, same gender loving, and allied communities to come together and celebrate our multiple identities, our accomplishments, and sheer AWESOMENESS. You do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender identity/orientation/expression to participate and/or attend the Lavender Graduation year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome and wanted!!!

The whens, wheres, whys and hows:

When: TUESDAY, June 11th, from 6-8 p.m. Graduates please arrive by NO LATER than 5:15 p.m.

Where: THE UW TOWER, Mezzanine Level Cafeteria (yes…we are queering up the panopticon peeps! (woot woot)

How: IF YOU ARE GRADUATING; please register here. If you are not graduating, but wish to attend please go here

Dress: You can wear whatever you want! This is your graduation and as queer and trans* folks we are often "required" by work, school, family, culture, etc. to dress in ways that do not necessarily fit our tastes. If you wish to wear the cap and gown, wear it. If you want to appear in drag, do it. If you have cultural regalia you wish to wear, please do so! If you want to dress up, go for it. You want to be comfy, have at it. This is your night. All of your identities are celebrated as is the awesomeness that is you and our UW queer communities!

Jennifer Self, PhD LICSW

Director, Q Center

Student Life

University of Washington