Welcome to the Allen School Care Committee. Graduate school is stressful and full of ups and downs. The Care Committee is a group of graduate student volunteers who provide a default support network to other Allen School graduate students as they make their way through courses, research, and life.

What We Do 

Care Baskets

If you or a PhD student you know could use a little pick-me-up: we provide baskets free of charge with nonperishable food snacks and other items to help get you through a stressful time. Let us know by filling out this form. NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering no-contact drop-offs of care baskets within a ~20 minute drive of the UW Seattle Campus. Use this form to request a care basket delivery!

Peer Support Hours

If you just want someone to talk to who understands what it's like to be in graduate school or get advice on finding resources, come to our support hours. These meetings are completely confidential and private. During the fall quarter, these are Fridays at 10:00 AM in Allen 674. If this time does not work for you, you may also use this anonymous form to request a different time, or reach out to us by email directly.

Support Hour
Volunteer Name
Year in PhD



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Finding Professional Resources

If you need help finding a doctor or specialist that is in network, see our upcoming help guide. If you don't know what in network means and want help navigating the GAIP health care system, see this health insurance help guide.

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