Student Organizations

The SOS connects undergraduates

Mailing Address: SOS, School of Oceanography Box 357940 Seattle, WA 98195-7940

The Student Oceanographic Society (SOS) is a student run organization created to promote, inform, and improve the undergraduate experience in oceanography at the University of Washington. Membership is open to any University of Washington student regardless of their academic plan of study. There are no dues or requirements for participation in SOS. Our lounge is located in OTB Room 209, please feel welcome to use the room anytime to study, hang out, have lunch. Meet our leadership team below! 

SOS e-mail: 

Instagram: @sos_uw

SOS merchandise

For upcoming events, please check the Oceanography department calendar.



Underwater ROV

We are the Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles Team at the University of Washington. We are a team of undergraduates that design, build, and compete with underwater robots in the international MATE ROV Competition.


The SeaDawgs marine biology club at the University of Washington aims to bring together all those who are passionate about marine science and the environment at large. Join their Facebook community and follow them on Instagram to connect with fun events, opportunities, seminars/outreach, and other people within the community. All those that attend UW and want to get involved with SeaDawgs are more than welcome to join.


Students Explore Aquatic Sciences (SEAS) is a K-12 aquatic sciences outreach program at the University of Washington. It aims to increase access to science for underserved students in the Seattle area. UW students, staff, and faculty interested in volunteering for SEAS should contact

Field Notes

Field Notes is a student-run undergraduate journal and digital storytelling platform based in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. They’re focused on highlighting research by undergraduate ecologists and facilitating opportunities for students to play an active role in science communication. The Field Notes journal is published bi-annually in June and December, and an online blog and photo essay series are updated year-round.

College of the Environment Student Advisory Council

The vision of the College of the Environment’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) is to be a hub of College-wide student advocacy amplifying student voices and agency, promoting change and choice, and improving the student experience through collaboration and advising with the Dean’s office.


Mailing Address: SOS, School of Oceanography Box 357940 Seattle, WA 98195-7940