Design Prep Week + Orientation

DESIGN PREP WEEK

As written in your acceptance letters, there will be a design preparation program (September 16–20) for all incoming BLA and MLA students.  This required course will cover hand drawing and digital media.  The fee covers instruction, facilities, and computer resources.

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Please respond to the following items by the dates indicated:

1. REGISTRATION

Please register and submit your USD payment online at hive.be.uw.edu/product/la-design-prep-week by Friday, September 6th.

2. UW NetID
This is the “User Name” that you will use to log-on to the computers and access many programs at UW. Most of you already have your uw.edu email addresses, but if you don’t yet have a UW NetID, please set this up before Friday September 6th.  You’ll need your student number and Private Access Code (found in your UW Welcome Packet), before logging on here: uwnetid.washington.edu/newid. You can also call the Registration office at 206-543-8580.

Your UW email address is how we will primarily get in touch with you regarding any Department/Course information—be sure to check it regularly, or set your UW email to forward to a more active account. 

3. HUSKY CARD
You will want to setup your Husky Card Student ID. Your U-PASS (bus pass) is embedded in your HuskyCard. You can get your Husky Card at the ByGeorge Cafe below Odegaard Library. All registered students are automatically enrolled for an autumn quarter U-Pass (it will appear on your tuition statement). Keep in mind that your U-Pass will only work starting 9/18, if you register for classes by Monday 9/16.

Activate your U-Pass by tapping your HuskyCard on an ORCA reader at any bus or light rail station. Your HuskyCard will also be programmed as a keycard so you can access the studio facilities and Gould + Architecture Hall after academic hours.

4. TRANSPORTATION
This program includes field trips, but transportation costs are NOT covered.  You can chose to travel together via Metro bus with the Instructor(s), or you may wish to travel on your own via other methods.

The first field trip is to Ravenna/Cowen Park on Tuesday 9/17 so you could ride the bus (or it’s also a short bike ride), but your regular U-Pass won’t work by then. You could pay via:

a) CASH. You’ll need $1 bills and quarters for the bus – $2.50 to get there; and $2.75 return trip (after 3pm) depending on your home base.
b) ORCA card. Keep in mind an ’empty’ ORCA card costs $5, and would be redundant when your U-Pass kicks in on 9/18. You can sign-up in advance, or go to a vending machine and fill an ORCA card with the amount you’ll need… ORCA LIFT is a reduced transit fare that you may qualify for if you apply in time.
c) U-PASS. Please note if you took courses over the summer, your Summer U-Pass, will remain valid if you’ve registered for Autumn Quarter.

Please contact Vanessa at vnL2@uw.edu if you need additional assistance deciding which method would work best for your travel needs.

5. WHAT TO BRING / HOW TO PREPARE

In General:

•  pack a lunch
•  tissues (to wipe charcoal from your hands)
•  good walking shoes for field trip days
•  USB flashdrive with your name on it

For Hand Drawing Sessions:

Design prep week supplies checklist (PDF below)

Download the PDF

For Digital Sessions:

Skills Survey: The instructors would like to get a quick overview of your current skills. Please complete this survey by Monday, September 16.

Adobe CC Account: 

Anyone who wants to use the lab machines for Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) needs an Adobe account.

Please set this up BEFORE the first day of Design Prep Week (and remember your password)!

To use CBE Adobe Creative Cloud Applications you must create + use a free personal Adobe account.

Have an existing adobe account? Log into it after launching a CC application.

If you do not have an adobe account you will need to create one at:
http://account.adobe.com

1. Click “Get an Adobe ID”. Fill out form with a valid email address, and click “Sign Up” to complete.
2. You will see a request for a phone number, you can safely ignore it.
3. Click the validation link that is emailed to you.
4. After launching a CC application, login with the Adobe credentials you provided.

Lynda.com Tutorials: Seattle Public Library offers access to lynda.com, an online resource featuring instructional videos that teach software and computer skills. Please apply for a SPL library card, and you’ll then be able to access lynda.com.

More Software Deals for UW Studentsbe.uw.edu/spaces/computing/software-application-server

You can also purchase the academic software at discounted educational rates at the UW Bookstore Tech Center. More information can be found here.

Date: September 16–20, 2019
Time: 9:00am–4:30pm
Location: Gould 007 + various locations (see schedule)

CHARRETTE

An optional Design Charrette with the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning Professional Advisory Councils is planned for Saturday, September 21st (9:00am–2:00pm) in Gould Court.

PAC DESIGN CHARRETTE OVERVIEW

The Charrette is organized by members of the local design community that comprise the UW Architecture & Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Councils. Following a brief presentation by the PAC, students will be organized into teams which are paired with a professional.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 9:00am–2:00pm
Location: Gould Court
RSVP here by Monday, September 16 @ NOON.

ORIENTATION

More information forthcoming.

Day 1 – Monday, September 23, 2019
Day 2 – Tuesday, September 24, 2019

DIRECTORY

Your response is needed! Please fill out this STUDENT DIRECTORY ASAP!