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.


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New Advisor Orientation
Tuesday, March 14
  • This full day orientation is designed to prepare new faculty and staff advisors for their roles working with graduate students and share information relating to Graduate School policies and procedures and university resources for GPAs.  This is also an excellent opportunity to meet new colleagues!
Spring Forward Happy Hour
Thursday, March 23
  • GPAA will host a happy hour for its members at Big Time Brewing on the Ave!
End of Year Celebration!
Thursday, April 26
  • Directly following GEMS' year-in-review meeting, join GPAA for a celebration of another successful academic year!  This is the perfect time to join or renew your membership and GPAs who join on-site will get the period between 4/26 and 6/30/2017 FREE!
2016-2017 Brown Bag Lunch Series!

Topics and dates have been announced!

Dates: third Thursday, November through April
Times: 12:00-1:00pm (all events)
Location: Varies, to be determined.

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!

For all dates, check the Upcoming Events page for expanded descriptions and more information!