Events & Opportunities

  • Shades of Purple

    Shades of Purple is a one-day student conference for American Indian/Alaska Native and underrepresented minority high school seniors (Class of 2022) in Washington who are interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle. This includes the following underrepresented minority groups: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian, etc.), and Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Hmong, Mien, Burmese, etc.).

    Shades of Purple was created to encourage American Indian/Alaska Native and underrepresented minority students to pursue higher education as well as to give them the opportunity to experience the UW. Participants will attend workshops to prepare them for the UW admissions process, meet future classmates, learn about campus programs, and much more.

    Note: Application and participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.

    Conference dates, times and registration can be found HERE.

    For questions please email:  reach@uw.edu

  • 2021 Rising SEAS Conference

    Rising SEAs is a conference designed for Southeast Asian high school students who are interested in applying to the University of Washington Seattle. The purpose of the conference is to encourage, motivate and empower Southeast Asian students to purse higher education, as well as to give them an opportunity to experience what the University of Washington has to offer. Participants will meet UW staff and current UW Southeast Asian students, receive information on college admission, campus programs, and resources. Through interactive workshops, the collective space will provide an opportunity for participants to share their Southeast Asian cultural experience and build community with fellow participants in preparation to be a competitive applicant to UW.


  • Coalition Virtual College Fairs

    This spring, the Coalition will be hosting two virtual fairs to help students explore smart college options from home. Both fairs will feature more than 130 Coalition schools and will provide students the opportunity to discover new schools and ask their questions about the college search process.

    At the Coalition’s virtual college fairs, you’ll have the chance to connect with schools you may have heard of and discover new schools to add to your list.

    What do they all have in common? All Coalition colleges and universities have a proven commitment to access, affordability and student success.

    Dates:  April 14 & 15, 2021 and May 19 & 20, 2021

    Learn more and register before all spaces are full!