Lake Washington on one side. Lake Union on the other. Between them, the 643-acre campus of the University of Washington gradually slopes northward from the Montlake Cut – Washington Rowing’s home race course. Spacious, and in many ways as pristine as it was 100 years ago, the campus and halls are as unique as the Pacific Northwest itself.
At the University of Washington, our student-athletes are here to learn, to set goals and achieve them. They are here to share experiences and to grow physically and intellectually. Our professors and coaches are here to challenge their students, but along with that challenge comes great opportunity.
That ethic has been a cornerstone of Washington Rowing since the days of legendary coach Hiram Conibear and famed boat builder George Pocock. The four years on the water, and in the classroom, are highly valued by the men and women who have rowed for, and graduated from, the UW.
The school is strongly rooted in the community. It is the center for higher learning and the exchange of ideas in the region. From the arts and sciences, to business, to medicine and technology – it attracts the highest caliber global talent both in teaching and research.
Seattle itself feels the effect, with one of the most educated populations in the US, many as graduates or in varying degrees associated with the UW itself. Alums stay connected. Borne through the ethic learned as students, the University – and the rowing team itself – has benefited for generations from the generosity of our graduates.
That positive environment, and global presence, is felt as a student. Professors are engaged. Fellow students are energized. The diverse Seattle community is welcoming. It is an environment that is at one moment highly specialized academically, while at another moment exciting, new, and uniquely reflective of the Seattle region and the State of Washington.