Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Our large, diverse Husky family has a place for you. The MOR team is here to be your partner and champion throughout the application process and beyond – with advising, events, resources and more.

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Upcoming Events & Programs

Whether you’ve just started thinking about college or are ready to apply, our events are designed to support you on your journey to the UW.






Shades of Purple

Shades of Purple is a one-day student conference for American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian high school seniors (Class of 2024) in Washington who are interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Application Workshops

Participants will receive support with filling out their UW application using one of two platforms – ApplyWeb or the Common App. This workshop is designed for you to stop in during the workshop times to receive the support you need.

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Virtual U to You

U to You is a one-day virtual conference for prospective transfer students from Washington community colleges interested in applying to the University of Washington in Seattle. The conference will feature sessions to help you prepare to apply and learn more about financial aid, student life, and much more.

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Apply to the UW

Learn about what it means to be a student at the University of Washington! Freshmen applications open September 1.


Ammara Touch

“I was nervous knowing that many colleges are predominantly white institutions and feeling like I didn’t belong. The comfort came from recognizing I wouldn’t be alone, that there are programs like the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity to support first-generation, underrepresented students.”.

Ammara Touch, ‘21Kent, WA
Biology and American ethnic studies

Your Journey to the UW

Preparing for college can feel overwhelming. Our MOR team aims to make it easier, by providing a clear list of steps to take, course requirements to meet, and events to attend as you prepare for and apply to the UW.

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Find Your Community

Through our American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian affinity groups, we offer events, connect you to admissions counselors, and introduce you to UW programs that exist to support you.


About MOR

MOR is a college outreach and recruitment resource for historically underrepresented students. Our events and programs help students get to know the UW, prepare for and apply to college, and have a friendly, knowledgeable staff who are ready to answer their questions.

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Fill out our contact form to join our student mailing list and our team will reach out to you. Or, visit our team page to make an appointment with an admissions counselor.

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