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The Benefits of the Residential Husky Experience When you dream about your Husky Experience, what do you envision? What do you want your time at the University of Washington (UW) to mean to you and your future? What do you hope to learn, and who do you hope to meet along the way? We want to make sure your residential Husky Experience is both an engaging academic journey and a fulfilling out-of-class adventure filled with opportunities to explore who you are and what you value, develop meaningful relationships, make informed and intentional choices and embark on a trajectory of your own choosing. What makes living on campus special? Some of the benefits of living on campus include: Residential Life In addition to all of the benefits noted previously, our Residential Life staff is what sets on-campus living apart from living anywhere else. The professional and student staff members who live and work in your community are part of the Residential Life unit. Residential Life staff are committed to supporting students in creating connections, discovering their purpose, and responsible citizenship development. The following is what the Residential Life staff strives to achieve for our residents each and every day: CREATING CONNECTIONS • Foster the development of meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging • Foster the creation of strong communities • A vibrant and dynamic residential community that’s close to classes and campus activities • Foster connections with campus and community resources • Programs and activities that support academic and personal development goals DISCOVERING PURPOSE • Learning to live in an environment that promotes community, personal growth and respect • Support informed and intentional choices • Developing your career-critical leadership skills by taking ownership of your residential experience and participating in student-leadership programs • Opportunities to take advantage of activities and academic resources including tutoring, career-preparation workshops and seminars, and Living Learning Communities • Convenient dining—grab a latté, dinner or late-night snack in our residence hall and apartment dining facilities, express markets and espresso stands • Support the exploration of identity • Support the exploration and development of pathways at the UW and beyond RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP • Encourage an understanding of the impact of personal choices on self and others • Encourage engagement with the complexities of difference and an increased appreciation for diversity • Encourage choices that promote a sustainable lifestyle • Knowing that you have an entire team working to make your living experience a safe and successful one 4 Discover Your Place at the University of Washington | Residential Application Guide