BASW Admitted Student Events


Congratulations on your admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) program at the University of Washington in Seattle! Our School of Social Work students, faculty, and staff are excited to see you in Autumn!

To help you with your transition, we invite you to explore the recordings below to help you learn about the UW School of Social Work, and to meet our community.



Q&A Newly Admitted Student Drop-In
Monday, June 13th | 5:30-6:30pm PT | Zoom
Register for event here

This is an optional opportunity to ask any initial questions you may have about action items (such as your background check, immunization records, remining prerequisites, sending transcripts, or signing up for transfer Advising & Orientation). You’ll meet your BASW adviser, connect with your fellow cohort members, and gain insight and reassurance on next steps. You are welcome to come for the full hour or just drop in as your schedule allows.


Many questions about orientation, class registration, immunizations, and more next steps are answered via the next steps video as well as the BASW admitted student FAQ page. Be sure to read about your next steps on the main page, and view the videos below.

We know that connecting with a school is an important factor in deciding future plans, and welcome you to contact Nicole Guenther at with any questions about your transition into the BASW program. The University of Washington continues to take appropriate action in response to COVID-19; our building is closed to the public over summer, but we are working remotely and eager to help. 


Experiential Learning: Unique opportunities in the BASW Program  (February 2022)
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Assistant Teaching Professors Khalfani Mwamba and Saul Tran Cornwall with the Office of Field Education highlight BASW internships and practicum experiences.

Living Your Passion for Social Change: What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s in Social Welfare?
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How is a BASW different from other social science majors? What skills will you gain and what values do social workers hold? Hear from BASW faculty member, Bill Vesneski, and young professionals who recently completed their BASW degrees.

BASW Curriculum & Classroom Experiences
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View a short sample lecture by a BASW faculty member and interactive activity/discussion. Receive an overview of the BASW program course curriculum.