School of Public Health

Visit Days for Admitted Students

Students at Visit DaysMarch 1-2, 2018

Congratulations on your admission to the UW Department of Epidemiology! We hope you will join us for Visit Days where you will have the opportunity to meet members of our faculty, students, and staff, learn about your degree program and the exciting research being done in the department, tour the beautiful UW campus, and explore the vibrant city of Seattle.

If you plan to attend UW Epi Visit Days please register below. The deadline for registration is February 14, 2018.

We look forward to meeting you!
Thursday, March 1

Pre Epi Visit Days Activities

If you arrive early in the day you are welcome to participate in one or more of these activities that are not part of the official Epi Visit Days agenda:

Attend EPI 513 (Epi Methods II) | 10:30-12:30 | Magnuson Health Sciences Building T-439
EPI513 is the second quarter of the two-quarter Epi Methods sequence that all of our students must take.

UW SPH Dean’s Office Lunch | 11:00-1:00 | Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), Unity Suite
This is a free event attended by admitted students and selected faculty across a number of School of Public Health departments.

Strategic Analysis, Research & Training (START) Info Session and Reception | 2:00-3:00 | Foege Building, room GNOM S060
START is a competitive training program open to all UW graduate students; learn more about their funding and research opportunities on the START website.

Official Epi Visit Days Kick-Off

Reception | 4:30-6:30 | Foege Building, Vista Cafe (William H. Foege Hall, 3720 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98195)
Current Epi faculty, students, and staff will attend.

Cultural and Ethnic Diversity Dinner for Admitted Epi Grad Students | 7:00-9:00 | Floating Bridge Brewing, 722 Northeast 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Hosted by current Epi minority students to engage in conversation and questions with prospective Epi students from traditionally underrepresented minority racial and ethnic backgrounds. Please RSVP on evite.



Friday, March 2

Continental Breakfast | 8:30-9:00 | South Campus Center 316
Provided by the Department of Epidemiology.

UW Epi Essentials | 9:00-11:00 | South Campus Center 316
Learn the essentials related to your degree program, being a student at the UW, and next steps for enrolling at the UW.

Slide Presentations from UW Epi Essentials: Department and degree programs info, Steve Hawes, Chair and Steve Schwartz, Graduate Program Director | Research and Courses Lauren Schwartz, current PhD student | Next Steps, John Paulson, Assistant Director of Student Academic Services

Group Chat Sessions with Current Students | 11:15-12:15 | South Campus Center 303 (MS&MPH) and 308 (PhD)

Research Fair and Lunch with Epi Faculty | 12:30-2:30 | South Campus Center 316
Meet with faculty representing a variety of Epi research areas to learn about available research opportunities. Lunch provided by the Department of Epidemiology.

Epi Student Led Campus Tour | 3:00-4:00 | Tour begins in Health Sciences F-wing outside room F263.

Happy Hour with Current Epi Students | 5:30-7:30 | Stout Pub
Enjoy conversation with current students and other admitted Epi students in a relaxed atmosphere. Appetizers provided by the Department of Epidemiology.

If you plan to attend Epi Visit Days for Admitted Students in March of 2018 please complete our Registration Survey by February 14. The information you provide will help us in planning our activities. If you have any questions contact John Paulson, Assistant Director of Student Academic Services at

You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements. Book early for best airfare rates! We have limited travel funds to help offset the cost of airfare for a small number of students and will let you know if we can provide partial support.

Light-Rail transportation is available from the SeaTac Airport to the UW.

You’ll find driving directions, bus and shuttle schedules, maps, and parking information on our Plan a Visit page.


A limited number of accommodations with student (or faculty) hosts will be available for those traveling alone. If you are interested, let us know when you register.

Links to a number of suggested hotels in the area can be found on our Plan a Visit page.