New Huskies Communications

New Huskies communications are created in collaboration with UW Marketing, Student Life, Admissions, and Housing & Food Services in an effort to streamline and effectively communicate with incoming undergraduate students and their families.

Email Communications


Email to all 2019 freshmen & transfer non-uw email
one time email, informing students how to set up UW email address


Emails to incoming 2019 freshmen
bi-monthly emails from May-September, monthly emails from September-May


Emails to incoming 2019 transfer
bi-monthly emails from June-September, monthly emails from September-May


Emails to parents of incoming 2019 freshmen
monthly emails from May-September, handoff to Parent & Family Programs for their monthly newsletter

Dawg Daze

Emails to incoming 2019 freshmen & transfer
5 emails in September to promote Dawg Daze - UW's week of welcome


Emails to incoming 2018 freshmen
monthly emails from September-May


Emails to incoming 2018 transfer
monthly emails from September-May

Social Media

Facebook Pages: the following networks were created to share general information, any one can join and pages are maintained for 4 years until the class is expected to graduate.

Instagram: public channel tailored to incoming students

Tagboard: follows the #newhuskies2019 public posts

Live Events

Student focused webinars around topics related to the academic and social transition. Webinars are recorded and available to watch anytime post-event. During the live event, webinars are broadcasted to Facebook and Instagram.

Frequently Asked Questions

All students are also invited to a private app called SchoolsApp run by UW Admissions. There student's can chat with one another, find roommates and create meet up opportunties. Informal Facebook Groups have been created by students and it is generally difficult to manage and prevent spam. Transfer students are invited to the UW Yammer Group, managed by Janice Fournier, which also serves as a private chat community.

Not all students will graduate in 4 years, some finish early and some finish later. We also wanted to be inclusive of transfer students.

We are intentional to communicate timely and relevant information to students. In addition to getting feedback and collaborating with various campus departments on content, we also follow the Husky Experience Toolkit timeline on key messages that help students in their first year.

Emails are sent to the student's address via Marketo, UW's email marketing system. Open rates based on the Marketo engagement index score ranges from 80-60.

We encourage you to reach out to students via social media channels that student's follow. You are welcome to contact us for promotion on social media channels. For those interested in student email lists, email and include the following information:

  • Purpose/use of list
  • Your contact information
  • Type of student information needed

For Students

Want to share this information with students and their families? Refer them to the First Year Programs website.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions regarding first-year communications, we would be happy to answer your questions.

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