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Welcome to the University of Washington!

If there is anything we can do to help get you acquainted with your new appointment, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Academic Personnel for assistance.

Appointment Confirmation

As a new University of Washington employee/appointee, you will receive an official job offer from your new academic unit. This is your appointment confirmation. This confirmation is an important aspect of your employment with the UW. Please keep a copy for your records.

Certain incoming faculty will also receive an email confirmation from the Academic HR team in the Office of Academic Personnel. This confirmation email will include the new title and effective appointment start date as well as the Patent, Invention, and Copyright Statement and Statement of Policy on Non-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment. This email is also sent to your primary appointing unit’s dean/chancellor office for their records.

Employee/Appointee Onboarding

About the University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington (UW), is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The University consistently ranks as a top school in the U.S. and the world.

UW Campuses and Facilities

The UW has campuses in Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma. Additionally, UW Medicine owns or operates various on and off campus clinics and medical centers.

UW Bothell New Faculty Page
UW Tacoma New Faculty Page (UW NetID required)


Board of Regents
UW Bothell-Chancellor
UW Tacoma-Chancellor

On Campus Resources

Affinity Groups UW affinity groups help with growing your network and fostering community
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) CTL promotes student learning by supporting and strengthening UW teaching.
Disability Services Office DSO provides resources on disability accommodations and more.
FIUTS FIUTS is a nonprofit organization based on the UW Seattle campus. The office is focused on promoting international understanding and community.
Husky card services The Husky Card is your official UW ID. Visit one of the 5 Husky Card Account Offices to get yours.
MyUW MyUW is your personal portal to University of Washington information. It is an easy-to-use resource finding tool.
Professional and Organizational Development (POD) POD provides training, coaching, and consulting to hundreds of UW leaders, staff, and faculty each year.
Transportation services For information ranging from parking to subsidized public transportation benefits, visit Transportation Services.
UW Benefits The Benefits Office, a division of UW Campus HR, offers multiple resources to assist with UW employees benefits. The academic personnel in-person benefits orientation is an overview of the benefits associated with your new job.
UW-IT UW-IT, a central business unit, is your source for University-wide technology resources and support.
Visitor services Here you’ll find important visitor information such as campus maps, university-wide directories, and events calendars.
WholeU The WholeU is your resource for community-building at the University. They offer information about discounts, events, healthy living, and more.

Off Campus Resources

Bothell community resources
Tacoma-Pierce County community resources
Seattle neighborhoods
Seattle community resources
King County resources
UWHR rental housing resource list