CEE Incoming Student Facebook Group

We wanted to let you know we have created a Facebook group for all incoming CEE graduate students. We will invite you to join the group in the near future. You can accept that (or not), it is totally voluntary.

Incoming students who were in the Bachelor program here may be particularly helpful in answering questions about campus life, Seattle, good neighborhoods, places to visit, etc.

We hope you will find it useful and give you a chance to get to know other incoming students before you get here.

In September, before autumn quarter starts,  you will be invited to join the Facebook group for current CEE grad students, which is open to all incoming and continuing grad students.

Jennifer and Lorna

Graduate Advisors


CEE Department Welcome Event – Oct. 5

The CEE Department will be hosting a departmental “Welcome” event for all incoming students (grads and undergrads) on Wednesday, October 5, 4:00 – 6:30 PM, in the HUB North Ballroom

This is a great opportunity to see what is going on in the department, not just in your particular area of interest. Faculty from the areas will show an overview of some of the current research. It’s an exciting time to be a part of CEE, great things are happening here that impact the Puget Sound area, and the world!

Some of the time will be interactive “fair” format with student organizations including ASCE (including locker rental info), Chi Epsilon and Engineers Without Borders, as well as Study Abroad opportunities and the College of Engineering Career Center.

All incoming students (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to attend. Mark your calendar now!

Registration for Research Master’s/PhD Students

Students who are in the research track (master’s thesis or PhD) will register through MyUW. Registration begins June 20th for students new to the UW.

Updated 2016 Master’s Degree Program Plans, which contains degree requirements, will be available on our department website in the next few months.  Watch for an announcement when those are posted. You can review the CEE Projected Course Offerings 2016-2017 and the Autumn 2016 Preliminary Time Schedule on our website at:


The Projected Course Offerings document shows all classes to be offered during the 2016-2017 academic year, the quarter and instructor. The Autumn 2016 Preliminary Time Schedule shows more detail for that quarter, including day/time/location.

PhD degree requirements can be found on our website at: http://www.ce.washington.edu/students/phd.html

The Autumn 2016 UW Time Schedule is now available online at:


If you have any questions, please contact Lorna Latal (llatal@uw.edu).


Housing Resources for Graduate Students

Visit the UW Housing and Food Services website (link below) for information regarding on-campus housing options. There is also a link provided to find a roommate.


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PhD Student Info

If you’ve been admitted to the PhD program, you can find information regarding the PhD program, as well as the requirements and procedures forms on our website at:


PhD students do not have a required curriculum. You will work with your faculty advisor to arrive at a course plan. Your advisor will likely have suggestions for classes you should take that are important for your research. Students can take classes in the department, as well as outside CEE. We encourage PhD students to be interdisciplinary in their studies.



Other Cost Estimates (living expenses, book, etc.)

Below are estimated costs for a graduate students from the Graduate School website (not counting tuition/course fees or student fees). Note: Health Insurance will be provided if you are an RA/TA or on a fellowship through the UW payroll system and receiving a stipend of at least $800/month.

Expenses Academic Year (9 Months) Calendar Year (12 Months)
Health Insurance (required) $1,200.00 $1,500.00
Room and Board $14,625.00 $19,500.00
Books and Supplies $1,236.00 $1,652.00
Local Transportation $1,296.00 $1,728.00
Personal Expenses $2,265.00 $3,020.00
TOTAL (U.S. dollars) $20,622.00 $27,400.00


RA/TA Information

If you have been offered, and accepted, a Research or Teaching Assistantship position, you will receive more information and employment forms from our Payroll Coordinator in early September, so he can get you set up in the payroll system. You will be sent a job description prior to starting your appointment.