This crisis has deeply affected all members of the Evans School community, but it has also revealed the enormous strength at our core. Below are a series of quick links, resources, and information in support of Evans School students’ academic experience, job hunt, and general wellbeing.

Evans School staff will update this page as new information is available. If there is a key resource missing that you’d like to be included, please file a ticket.

Evans School News & Information

Technology Hardware Loans

If students are unable to participate in coursework or other activities required by Evans School programs due to inadequate personal hardware (computers, monitors, other peripherals), they may submit a request to borrow Evans School hardware.

Please let your instructor know about your hardware challenges and have them (the instructor) send a request to evanshelp@uw.edu so we can work out logistics on making hardware available to you. The Evans School has a limited supply and each case will require some logistical planning in order to maintain social distancing to transfer hardware safely, so your patience is most appreciated!

Condon Hall Access

While Condon Hall is open to those with keycard access, in keeping with the Governor’s directive and following the lead of other UW units, the student lounge and computing spaces in Condon Hall will be closed effective 5pm on Wednesday, March 25.  This closure will continue for the duration of Spring Quarter.

Evans School Graduation

The Evans School's virtual graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 11th at 4pm Pacific Time. This new time will allow working graduates and families, as well as friends and loved ones watching from across the country, to join the event.  

The Evans School is currently in the process of planning our 2020 graduation. Information regarding the format of the event will be shared as we gather more information from the university and from Evans School students. As we learn more this section will be updated periodically.

Evans School Academic Resources

Academic Advising and Student Wellbeing

Walk In Advising is available on Mondays from 10:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom for Spring 2020. Students are required to access the Zoom meeting with their UW NetID. Schedule a phone or video appointment for MPA support with Director of Student Affairs, Marie Angeles, for Executive MPA support with Director of Executive Education, Robin Camputaro, and for Ph.D. support with Admissions & Student Services Specialist Lillian Ferraz.

Optional S/NS Grading

All Evans School students can take any coursework Satisfactory / Not Satisfactory (S/NS) in Spring 2020.For MPA students, this option applies to all coursework including Values, Ethics & Equity electives, Program Option electives, and the Capstone.

If you wish to take any coursework S/NS, please complete this brief online “Notification for taking S/NS coursework” form to indicate which (or all) of your Spring 2020 classes you wish to take S/NS.  This will allow us to make the necessary updates in our degree audit system.  We request students notify us by Monday, May 11, to ensure time for you to then update your grading option in the registration system by the UW’s May 17 deadline.  (There is no fee for shifting to S/NS until April 12.  A $20 fee will apply, through the Registrar's Office, for changes made between April 13 to May 17.)

Summer Quarter Classes

MPA Program

The full (June 22nd to August 21st) and A (June 22nd to July 22nd) terms of Summer quarter will be offered remotely. Summer registration begins April 15th.

Executive MPA Program

PA EX 507

May 15-17

Spring

Online

PA EX 508

June 26-28

Summer A

Online

PA EX 510

July 24-26

Summer B

TBD

Executive MPA students who would like to understand the process for pausing program enrollment can contact Robin Camputaro.

Career Support

Evans School Job Market Survey Results

In this uncertain time, the Evans Career Development team has been seeking information from employers, alumni and students regarding hiring practices at partner organizations. See live updates from our survey efforts in this document. (NOTE: in order to protect the privacy of our partners and Evans School community members, access to this information is UW NetID required)

Waiver Request for 400-hour Professional Experience Requirement

Students enrolled during Academic Year 2019-2020 are experiencing an unprecedented series of academic and economic circumstances due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. The Evans School is making a waiver request process for the 400-hour professional experience degree requirement (i.e. "Internship Requirement") available for these students affected. Request a Waiver through this Form (NOTE: You must be logged in with your UW NetID and password to access the form. If you receive an error message, copy the link into a new browser or an incognito window to log in with your UW information rather than personal account.)

National Job Market Updates

The Evans Career Development team is seeking information from our own alumni and employer partners, but we are also keeping an eye on national resources sharing updates on hiring practices at companies across the country. See live updates compiled through crowdsourcing by external sources:

Career Events & Advising

Professional development opportunities are continuing through virtual events and offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. See upcoming events on the Evans School calendar here and stay up-to-date by regularly checking EvansJobs. If you missed an event, check out the Evans School YouTube channel to see recordings. Appointments may be scheduled through EvansJobs and Virtual Walk-In Advising is taking place Mondays from 10:30am-12:30pm during Spring Quarter 2020.

Additional Career Support Across Campus

While the Evans School Career Development team is here to support our community, we also encourage students to use the career resources around campus to supplement their searches. The Career & Internship Center has compiled many virtual resources and online platforms, including FAQs covering a variety of topics including navigating virtual internships, available to UW students during COVID-19.

For Students, From Students

This is a student-organized collaborative spreadsheet, created to help us stay connected and support each other through these Pandemic-times. The purpose of this spreadsheet is to share resources to help each other understand the unprecedented time we're living in, how to care for ourselves, spark ideas for creativity, learn about resources to support our basic needs, and connect, as inspired humans who strive to make a positive impact in the world. We hope that students, faculty, and staff all contribute to this spreadsheet.