July 18, 2022

We hope this message reaches you well, and that you are finding time to enjoy summer!  

We wanted to let you know that GSEE is hosting a New Student Summer Welcome on Wednesday, August 3rd from 1:30-3:00 pm PST via Zoom 

Please direct admitted incoming GSEE graduate students to register via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/372979049377 

Event details and an invitation for students to join us are below. Please let us know if you have any questions and be sure to pass this information along to your incoming GSEE graduate students! (Note: GSEE does not have access to updated incoming student listservs until the start of Fall Quarter, so we rely on you, our wonderful colleagues to spread the word to your incoming cohorts in the meantime!)  

Please also note that this New Student Summer Welcome is different than our signature fall quarter in-person event, Getting Connected. GSEE’s New Student Summer Welcome is geared towards new/incoming graduate students, to aid in their successful transition to the greater Seattle area, and to life at the UW. During fall quarter, GSEE hosts Getting Connected as a space for all GSEE students to gather in community, making new connections and/or rekindling older ones. Stay tuned for more details on Getting Connected as we inch closer to Fall! 

Congratulations on choosing to make the University of Washington your new academic home!  

GSEE is thrilled to welcome our incoming Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) graduate students.  

It can be incredibly challenging to move to a new city/region/country to attend graduate school. We also recognize how jarring it can be to return to life as an academic after many years in the workforce, with the added layer of uncertainty and anxiety that the pandemic has brought with it. GSEE is here for you, to foster community and a sense of belonging in graduate school, as you begin your journey! 

Join us via ZOOM for a virtual meet & greet for incoming BIPOC master’s, Ph.D., and professional students. We will be hosting a student panel, as well as breakout rooms, to exchange tips and tricks on transitioning to Seattle and the UW (past topics have included: QTPOC Community, POC Outdoors, Student Activism/Advocacy, Parenting while in Graduate School, Find a Roommate, Free Chat. Join us to see what topics emerge this year!).  

We look forward to (virtually) seeing you soon!  

The GSEE Team