Office of the VP for Student Life

Staff Development Events

Student Life Staff Development Committee

Student Life Goes To The Mariners!

Student Life End of Year Happy Hour

The Staff Development Committee is excited to offer staff events and programs that give colleagues in the Division of Student Life the opportunity to connect, build community, and expand their ability to serve the University of Washington.

Upcoming Events

Student Life Conference & Student Life Awards

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Alder Commons

Join us for the Student Life Conference featuring a packet-schedule of conference sessions covering a wide range of student affairs topics, a timely keynote, delivered by Carl T. Bergstrom, Department of Biology, and  Jevin D. West, Information School, who teach the course Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World, and the unveiling of this year’s winners of the Student Life Awards. Please RSVP at

Sessions include:

  1. Recruiting, Programming, and Advocating for Transfer Students
  2. Incorporating Social Justice Into Your Work
  3. Interventions For Students Struggling Academically
  4. The Husky Experience Toolkit
  5. Intersectional Identities
  6. Demystifying Student Legal Services
  7. The Student Employee Experience
  8. The Emergency Aid Lab

Previous Events

Student Life No-host Happy Hour

Monday, February 5th, 2018, 4:15-6:00p.m., Shultzy’s at 4114 University Way NE

Winter Celebration

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 3:00-4:30p.m., HUB Lyceum

Escape the winter blues and transport yourself to sunny, tropical destinations! Celebrate with your colleagues and enjoy some festive bites, meet new partners from across the division and enter a raffle drawing for fun prizes. Bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit the Any Hungry Husky UW Food Pantry. Suggested items include canned fruit or soups, shelf-stable milk/alternatives, cereal, nut butters, cooking oil and toiletries. You’ll receive extra raffle tickets for donating. Invitation will be sent out soon.

Seahawks Watch Party & Potluck

Thursday, November 9th, 2017, 5p.m., Water Activities Center Great Room

Show your Seahawks spirit and bring a dish to share for a Thursday Night Football watch party with your Student Life colleagues! Family and friends are welcome to join. RSVP by Friday, November 3rd. Walking and/or public transit is encouraged, but paid parking is available in lot E19. For more information, contact Matt Jensen at

Student Life Kickoff

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 8:30-10:00 a.m., HUB South Ballroom

Join Student Life staff at the annual Kickoff to highlight all the good work over the 2016-2017 academic year and to kick off another year of great programs, initiatives, and services to the campus community.

StuLife at the Mariners

Thursday, August 10th, 2017, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field

It wouldn’t be a summer in Seattle without some good old fashioned baseball with your Student Life squad! Join the Division of Student Life for a Husky night out at the ball park to watch the Mariners take on the LA Angels on Thursday, August 10th at 7:10 p.m.

End of Year Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 4:00p.m., Shultzy’s

Join Student Life colleagues and enjoy a well-deserved celebratory Happy Hour at the back patio of Shultzy’s!

Committee Members

  • Chelsa Ayers, Parent & Family Programs
  • Aprille Cabanas, Housing and Food Services, UW Dining
  • Tony Colinares, The HUB,  Student Resource Center
  • Lincoln Johnson, Student Life, Chair
  • Aaron Jorgenson, Housing and Food Services, Residential Life
  • Nathan Miglich, Community Standards and Student Conduct
  • Jessica Norman, Recreation
  • Jessie Smith, Career & Internship Center
  • Dan Zhu, Unite UW, Office of Student Life

Contact the Committee

Additional questions about these upcoming events or interested in being involved? Contact the Student Life Staff Development Committee Chair, Lincoln Johnson, at