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Graduate Students: FAQ

Welcome to the Department of Construction Management!

Below you will find some useful links and answers to Frequently Asked Questions that we hope you find helpful as a new graduate student in our department.

When is tuition due?

How much are tuition and fees each quarter?
We charge Tier 1 tuition, to understand more about what that means look to the Graduate Tuition Dashboard.
* Note, these rates usually increase by 2-3% per year.

Should I register for classes before I arrive at the UW in the Fall?
It is possible to register before you arrive on campus. However, we save space in our required classes, so it is not mandatory.  Before you can register, you must first submit your proof of measles vaccination. Directions for submitting that information are here.

How do I prove that I am vaccinated against measles?
Click here. (Note: it usually takes three weeks to have your documents entered into the system.)

How do I register for classes?

What classes should I choose for Fall 2021?
View the UW Time Schedule here and navigate to the Autumn course list.  From there scroll down to the CM 5XX classes, you must register for CM 500.  Remember, you can always change your class selection in the first week of the quarter.  Changes after the first week will incur a penalty and require special permission.

When do I meet with my graduate advisor?
Advisors are available anytime after September 15 to meet with you, but you may e-mail them before that with questions. We will email you with the name of your advisor sometime after you accepted our offer of admission.

How should I prepare for my meeting with my advisor?
Print out this form and fill in what you can ahead of time.

Are there some important dates for Fall 2021?
Yes, orientation is on Tuesday, Sept 28 in the late afternoon, and classes begin on Wednesday, Sept 29.

Can I work on campus to help pay for some of my expenses?
Both domestic and international students can work on campus. International students are limited to 19 hours per week.
* For finding general campus jobs: Handshake.
* For Housing and Food Service jobs, click here.

When should I arrive in Seattle for Fall Quarter?
Classes don’t begin until the last week of September but you should allow some time (1-3 weeks) to find a place to live, meet with your advisor, and figure out your new routines.

How can find housing once I arrive in Seattle?
Generally one can find an apartment within a few weeks as there are many apartments available nearby to campus.  You can search on Craigslist, Zillow,, or before you come.  You can also consider doing a Skype call to the property manager before you arrive.  Housing is expensive in Seattle but cheaper apartments are also available if you are willing to ride the bus to and from campus–or if you are willing to have a roommate.