ASUW president speaks at Convocation

Tyler Wu, ASUW president

Tyler Wu, ASUW president

The 32nd annual freshman Convocation was held on September 27 in Alaska Airlines Arena/Hec Ed Pavilion. Convocation is the UW’s official “welcome to campus” event for first-year students. It traditionally features comments from the ASUW president. This year, Tyler Wu, 2015-16 president, delivered a moving and memorable talk about the uncomfortable nature of the first year of college and advised his new classmates to “take a leap of faith, do something that scares you and feel uncomfortable.” In many ways, Tyler took his own advice because he delivered his comments in front of 6,600 students and family members. Convocation has grown into a strong tradition at the UW.

For this newsletter, Tyler asked that we quickly highlight a few ASUW goals for the 2015-16 academic year. In collaboration with the other ASUW student leaders, the Associated Students of the University of Washington strive to:

  • Cultivate an inclusive ASUW environment to empower and serve students
  • Facilitate the acceptance and celebration of differences to further campus cohesion
  • Develop innovative avenues that enhance the Husky Experience in order to best serve students