Born from a few GPAs discussing the need for support and development opportunities for graduate advisors, GPAA was created in 2015 as an official professional organization serving the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. The purpose of GPAA is to define a space for graduate and professional advisors to collaborate, facilitate the sharing of best practices in graduate advising, represent graduate advisors to larger constituents, and identify and implement areas for professional development.

Be sure to start or renew your GPAA membership!  Dues are only $20 per year.  Find more information on our membership page!



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GPAA facilitates informal opportunities for GPAs to come together to learn, ask questions, and share best practices on a variety of topics relating to advising, student engagement, orientation, and more!


July 2019
  • Don't forget to renew your GPAA membership!  Many memberships expired on June 30.  Contact Kate Gayle with any questions about your membership; kjgayle@uw.edu.
  • Interested in joining the GPAA board?  The Membership, Mentorship, and Scholarship Chair position is vacant for 2019-2020.  Contact Kate with questions, kjgayle@uw.edu.
June 2019
  • Registration for the 2019 UW Graduate Programs Fair is open now!  Registration discounts are available for departments with a GPAA member.  Spots are filling quickly, so register soon!  Registration and more information here.
May 2019
  • Congratulations to our new Executive Board members, Kalei Combs (Vice Chair), Michele Graaff (Professional Development Chair), and Liz Self (Secretary).  
  • Thank you and farewell to our outgoing Board members, Gary Winchester, Kathleen Rascon, Heather Werckle, and Dylan High.