Human Resources

The Whole U

The Whole U connects faculty, staff and students with the best the University of Washington has to offer, fostering community and holistic wellness with year-round programming and UW-sourced article content. The site is your portal to get involved and informed about:

  • Being active
  • Campus recreation
  • Counseling and mental health
  • Campus social groups
  • Employee discounts
  • Ergonomics
  • Events
  • Finances
  • Fitness at work
  • Flu shots
  • Gym memberships
  • Housing, home loans, and banking
  • Managing stress
  • Mindfulness and meditation events
  • Nutrition
  • Recipes for eating well
  • Recreation
  • Staying healthy
  • UW Athletics ticket discounts
  • UW Food Pantry
  • Virtual training
  • Volunteering
  • Yoga

Seminars & events

Tackling issues important to you with insight from UW experts, The Whole U presents more than 150 events, seminars and activities annually. Check our events page regularly to learn of events that will engage your interests and help you grow and succeed at work and beyond it. Don’t miss signature events, including UW Fitness Day each May, Free Photo Day in August, and Yoga Month in October!

The Whole U website

Publishing three articles a week, The Whole U’s website offers insight on what’s happening across the UW, helping you to be active, stay healthy, eat well, engage interests, volunteer and get financially fit.

Training & wellness resources

Elsewhere on our website, you’ll find downloadable content to help you reach and exceed your goals. From mindfulness meditation exercises you can do at your desk to self-paced fitness plans for strength, cardio and flexibility, there’s something for everyone. You’ll also find helpful downloads for easy meal prep and fresh approaches to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacking. (Scroll to the bottom of our events page to download all guides and plans.)


The Whole U partners with more than 220 businesses in the greater Seattle area to offer discounts to UW employees and students on everything from gym memberships to groceries so you can do more for less. Explore our discount network by category or region to find new ways to save and explore!