Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

All admitted graduate students are invited to participate in Admitted Student Days from April 1st to April 3rd, including Virtual Admitted Student Open House – our signature event for admitted students. During Admitted Student Open House you will have time to engage with multiple members of our faculty, current students, alumni and staff from Student Services, Career Development, and Admissions.

We invite you to join us and get a closer look at our master’s in public administration (MPA) program! 

All Virtual Open House sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Watch Zoom’s tutorial video (1min.) to learn how to join a Zoom meeting. A Zoom account is not required to participate. All admitted students will receive a calendar invitation (using the e-mail provided with your application materials) for each event. These calendar invitations will provide:

The Zoom meeting code
The Zoom meeting link
The Zoom dial-in number for each session

All sessions will be held in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

After Virtual Open House is complete, the recordings of the morning sessions will be posted on this page. **Please note: The Meet & Greet with Students and Alumni & the faculty pop ins will not be recorded due to the format of the sessions**

For any access concerns, please review Zoom’s Frequently Asked Questions and Video Tutorials.

Day 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY ONE: Thursday, April 1st, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM PDT

GO-MAP Graduate Student Panel Live Q&A

Hosted by the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), this session will be hosted by graduate students of color at the UW and GO-MAP. Panelists will answer any questions you may have about being a graduate student of color at UW. RSVP for Zoom link

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Faculty Pop-In

Join Evans School faculty for informal conversations to learn about their teaching and research. During this pop-in, participants will be able to chat with any of the following professors: 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Faculty Pop-In

Join Evans School faculty for informal conversations to learn about their teaching and research. During this pop-in, participants will be able to chat with any of the following professors:

DAY TWO: Friday, April 2nd, 2021

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST 

Faculty Pop-In

Join Evans School faculty for informal conversations to learn about their teaching and research. During this pop-in, participants will be able to chat with any of the following professors:

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM PDT

GO-MAP Staff Panel Live Q&A

Hosted by the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), this session highlights the GO-MAP staff and community while helping answer any questions you may have about being a graduate student of color at UW. RSVP for Zoom link 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM PDT

Welcome from the Dean

Dr. Jodi Sandfort joined the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance as Dean in January 2021, bringing with her decades of experience in teaching and research focused on management and social policy implementation. She is excited to welcome all admitted students and to share her vision for the Evans School.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM PDT

Lightning Talks about the MPA Core Curriculum

The Evans School core curriculum provides MPA students with a solid academic foundation, from which they can pursue a wide range of coursework, research, and professional opportunities in public policy and management. Our faculty will discuss the MPA core curriculum in four areas, economics, statistics, management, and policy analysis, through lightning presentations, followed by a Q&A session with:

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

Faculty Pop-In

Join Evans School faculty for informal conversations to learn about their teaching and research. During this pop-in, participants will be able to chat with any of the following professors:

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Break

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT

Life in Seattle

The Pacific Northwest is a region of explosive growth, global trade, and technological advancement, with thriving public and nonprofit sectors and a long history of progressive government. Those who live here appreciate Seattle as a cultural metropolis that is surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty – from mountains to sound. But what is it like to live here? Join current students as they share what it is like to live in such a dynamic place!

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM PDT

Community Conversation with Students

Current MPA students are excited to meet you and answer your questions about what it is like to be an Evans School student.

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Community Conversation with Alumni 

As an Evans School student and graduate, you become a life-long member of an expansive community of more than 5,000 professionals who share a deep passion for the public good. Join a discussion with our alumni to learn more about how they are applying their MPA to a meaningful career in public service.

3:00 PM PDT

Closing Remarks and Q&A

As we wrap up Virtual Admitted Student Open House, please join Dean Jodi Sandfort and our all-star Student Services Team for closing remarks. We invite you to also ask us any questions that you still have at the end of the day.

DAY THREE: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

BIPOC Students Meet & Greet

Join our student group, Evans People of Color (EPOC), to make connections and find out what it’s like to be a person of color at the Evans School! This space is held specifically for admitted students that are Black, Indigenous, and a Person of Color. If you’d like to submit questions before this meeting or if you need assistance accessing the event, please email aquach9@uw.edu.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

International Student Meet & Greet

Join our student group, the Evans International Student Association (EISA), to meet current international students and learn about their experiences as an Evans School MPA student. This space is designed for all admitted international students. If you need assistance accessing the event, please email eisa@uw.edu.