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Prospective BASW students are invited to our annual BASW Open House!  Please register in advance, to help us plan appropriately for food and seating needs (registered guests will receive an email reminder one week before the event). This free event is open to the public.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 (6:00-7:45 p.m.)

WHERE: UW School of Social Work, Room 305 (Third Floor) | 4101 15th Avenue NE, Seattle WA 98105

WHY: Learn about admission to the BASW program, meet other prospective students, talk with current BASW students and faculty/staff, enjoy free food and ask questions!  Join us to get special tips and info about the application process. 

WHO: We welcome prospective community college transfer and Running Start students, advisors, UW students, high school students, and anyone else interested in learning about the Bachelor's in Social Welfare program at the University of Washington.

Please register in advance: 


Tentative agenda (subject to change)

6:00-6:10 | Welcome/Introductions
6:10-6:20 | Meet BASW Faculty
6:20-6:25 | What is Social Welfare? Why a BASW?
6:25-6:35 | BASW Program Overview
6:35-6:40 | BASW Community Service Learning and Practicum
6:40-6:45 | Student Services & Support
6:45-6:50 *Break*
6:50-7:20 | Current Student Panel
7:20-7:35 | Admissions 
7:35-7:45 | Q&A

Notice to Prospective Transfer Applicants:

The departmental application for admission to the Fall 2019 BASW program will become available in February 2019, with a a deadline to apply in early in April.  If you are not yet enrolled as a student at UW's Seattle campus, you'll also need to submit an additional, separate application for admission to the University of Washington (to be admitted for Fall 2019 or earlier).  Prospective UW transfer students should review general university transfer admission requirements; the Fall UW transfer application deadline is earlier than our departmental BASW application.  Eligible UW "returning" students should instead consult the Returning Student reenrollment page for returning student re-enrollment application requirements. 

Directions and Parking

The School of Social Work building is located at 4101 15th Avenue NE (across from Schmitz Hall). Click here for detailed directions and information about parking options; a UW campus map is also available. As we are unable to offer guests free parking, public transportation is encouraged.

Guests can purchase parking permits for on-campus garages, including the Central Plaza Garage located at the intersection of 15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street, directly across from the School of Social Work building. This is the closest garage parking, but does require payment. See the UW Transportation Services parking page for details about this and other campus garage parking options. Guests driving vehicles might also consider parking at or near the Green Lake Park & Ride and paying fares for city buses (approximately15 minute ride) to the School of Social Work building (4101 15th Avenue NE) -- via King County Metro Transit bus route 45 or Sound Transit route 542, among others.


Contact Dave Morrin, UW School of Social Work Recruitment Coordinator, at or 206.685.2425.