December 17, 2021

Readiness for Islander Success in Education (RISE) Conference

Readiness for Islander Success in Education (RISE) Conference


Readiness for Islander Success in Education (RISE) is designed to engage Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander high school students interested in applying to the University of Washington Seattle. Participants will meet current UW Pacific Islander students, UW faculty, staff, key community members and will receive information on college admissions and comprehensive writing workshops, scholarship resources, cultural empowerment activities, and extensive college network that will support and mentor them through the college application process.

Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.

Event Date

Friday, January 14th, 2022

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Target Group

Pacific Islander high school students.

Parent/Guardian Permission Form

Students are required to submit a parent/guardian permission form to participate in our in-person conference. You will be emailed a permission slip via DocuSign several days before the conference. As soon as you receive it, please have your parent/guardian digitally submit the form.


To attend an in-person conference, students must register below.

All individuals are required to wear a mask or approved face covering indoors and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours to participate in the in-person conference. For more detailed information on COVID-19 guidelines, please visit UW EH&S.

  • The following are included as acceptable proof of vaccination:
    • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or photo of the card;
    • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health record;
    • State immunization information system record; or
    • For an individual who was vaccinated outside of the United States, a reasonable equivalent of any of the above.
  • Proof of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours of the event is included as an alternative means of access to the event.

Please note we will not keep a copy of your vaccination status for our records.




Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

1410 NE Campus Parkway
Box 355845 Seattle, WA 98195-5845
Email: reach@uw.edu
Phone: (206) 221-6463