Critical Resources & Coronavirus Safety Updates

Please visit our Critical Resources page for the latest information we have to share as well as resources to help you in this uncertain and challenging time. This autumn, the UW will safely return to in-person instruction and activities.

The university requires requires masks indoors for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccination rates at the UW will be a significant factor in ongoing decisions regarding masks and other health measures, so please get vaccinated if you haven’t already, and attest to your vaccination status.

We remain committed to providing a high-quality Husky Experience for every student, supporting the University of Washington’s vital research and service missions, and continuing to provide the outstanding medical care that keeps our community healthy.

If you are sick with any illness, you must stay home, even if you are fully vaccinated.

Advising Hours Autumn 2021

  • The Geography Advising Office in Smith Hall is open with limited hours, however all advising appointments must be scheduled in advance. Remote & In-Person advising appointments are available through the "Request an Appointment" link below.

Request an Advising Appointment

  • Drop-In Advising in is available on Mondays, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time, October 4 through December 20. Use the button below to access the drop-in advising Zoom on those dates.

Drop-In Advising Mondays on Zoom

  • Online appointments are offered through Zoom Video Conferencing; Phone or Google Meet appointments may also be available upon request.
  • Email always works and it is helpful for us if you'll please include your UW Student ID number in the body of your email (not the subject line)! Please be sure to check your UW email account regularly and pay attention to your SPAM/junk mail folders.


Danielle Brown
Undergraduate Advisor

Nell Gross
Director of Academic Services
phone: (206) 543-3246

Services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Academic advising Graduate school applications
Course planning Reinstatement petitions
Degree progress auditing Career planning
Curriculum forecasting Resume and cover-letter help
Registration Study Abroad opportunities & equivalency forms
Graduation applications Financial aid & other progress forms
Graduation petitions Change of major & minor forms

Want to declare the geography major? Visit Declare the Geography Major for step-by-step instructions!


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University of Washington
Box 353550
Seattle, Washington 98195-3560