COVID-19 and Economic Impact to the UW

The University of Washington has been on the front lines of the COVID-19 response since the pandemic reached the U.S.

From the federal government’s reliance on the UW’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), to life-saving interventions at the UW Medical Center, to epidemiology graduate students participating in critical research, to UW psychologists researching the effects of social isolation, the University has provided groundbreaking education and leadership.

Looking Ahead

While we take pride in this response, we know the UW faces a significant threat with the economic recession associated with these times. President Cauce notes these financial consequences in detail in her latest blog, and she highlights the importance of legislative advocacy to avoid serious funding cuts.

More than ever, we will need grassroots support to remind our lawmakers of the critical importance of the UW during the pandemic and in the future economic recovery.

During the last recession, the UW saw its state funding slashed by half and students endured giant tuition hikes. Help us prevent a similar scenario.

What can you do?

  • Look for action alert emails from UW Impact. We will tell you when your messages to elected officials are needed most.
  • Look for updates from UW Impact on social media (find us on Facebook and Twitter).
  • Ask your Husky friends and relatives to join UW Impact today, so they can be part of our grassroots army.

Thank you for standing up and speaking out for higher education. Best wishes for continued health.