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Key Events

Key Events

Thu  9/24
 

Dawg Daze Check-In

8:00 AM–5:00 PM
McCarty Hall, Haggett Hall, McMahon Hall, Lander Hall, Alder Hall

Dawg Daze Check-In

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Thu  9/24
8:00 AM–5:00 PM
McCarty Hall, Haggett Hall, McMahon Hall, Lander Hall, Alder Hall
Check-in for Dawg Daze at one of the following residence hall to receive your Dawg Daze Pass. Your Dawg Daze Pass will be your ticket into key events like Comedy and Husky Kick-off. Also meet some of our Dawg Daze Leaders and learn more about the upcoming week of events!

Fri  9/25
 

Midnight Carnival

10:00 PM–12:00 AM
Red Square

Midnight Carnival

Fri  9/25
10:00 PM–12:00 AM
Red Square
The Residence Hall Student Association (RHSA) would like you to join in the late night carnival in Red Square right after Quad Flicks. The Carnival will include bright lights, games, free cotton candy, popcorn, and other food. There will be games, prizes, a DJ filling the square with music, and lots of dancing. You don't want to miss out on this amazing carnival!

Dawg Daze Check-In at Red Square

12:00 PM–4:30 PM
Red Square

Dawg Daze Check-In at Red Square

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Fri  9/25
12:00 PM–4:30 PM
Red Square
Check-in for Dawg Daze at Red Square of the following residence hall to receive your Dawg Daze Pass. Your Dawg Daze Pass will be your ticket into key events like Comedy and Husky Kick-off. Also meet some of our Dawg Daze Leaders and learn more about the upcoming week of events!

One Bus Away: Various Locations

1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Suzzallo Library (SUZ) Steps

One Bus Away: Various Locations

Space needle with mountain in background
Fri  9/25
1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Suzzallo Library (SUZ) Steps
Hop on a bus and get lost in Seattle! There are many neighborhoods just a bus ride away. Explore downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, Fremont, International District, Northgate and Seattle Center/Lower Queen Anne with fellow UW students.

Dawg Daze Check-In

8:00 AM–5:00 PM
McCarty Hall, Haggett Hall, McMahon Hall, Lander Hall, Alder Hall

Dawg Daze Check-In

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Fri  9/25
8:00 AM–5:00 PM
McCarty Hall, Haggett Hall, McMahon Hall, Lander Hall, Alder Hall
Check-in for Dawg Daze at one of the following residence hall to receive your Dawg Daze Pass. Your Dawg Daze Pass will be your ticket into key events like Comedy and Husky Kick-off. Also meet some of our Dawg Daze Leaders and learn more about the upcoming week of events!

Quad Flicks: Mystery Movie

8:00 PM–10:00 PM
The Quad

Quad Flicks: Mystery Movie

Students sitting on lawn watching a movie
Fri  9/25
8:00 PM–10:00 PM
The Quad
Bring a blanket and join us for UW's outdoor movie experience. Visit the First Year Programs website to vote for your favorite movie. The top vote-getter will be shown. Also, our friends from Hillel will be there providing Rootbeer Floats. Look for the huge screen on the quad!

Sat  9/26
 

Comedy Show at Meany Hall

7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Meany Hall (MNY)

Comedy Show at Meany Hall

Microphone at Meany Hall
Sat  9/26
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Meany Hall (MNY)
Come out for the annual Dawg Daze Comedy Show. Preferred admission is for new students with their Dawg Pass, so be sure to check-in with Dawg Daze on 9/24, 9/25 or 9/26 to receive your Dawg Pass and line up at 6:00 to get the best seats. Check back for more information on the featured comedians.

Late Night Breakfast

8:30 PM–9:30 PM
HUB Lawn

Late Night Breakfast

Sat  9/26
8:30 PM–9:30 PM
HUB Lawn
More information to come!

Sun  9/27
 

Freshman Convocation

–11:30 AM
Hec Edmundson Pavilion (EBP)

Freshman Convocation

Students gathered for convocation in hec edmundson pavillion
Sun  9/27
–11:30 AM
Hec Edmundson Pavilion (EBP)
Freshman Convocation is a University-wide ceremony that is geared to incoming students. The entire leadership of the community — the President, student leaders, members of the Board of Regents, the deans, faculty and leading administrators — will be in attendance to welcome you to the University and the world of discovery it holds for you. For more information and to order tickets visit the Convocation website: http://www.washington.edu/freshcon/. You will learn about your classmates and the exciting educational opportunities that await you, get useful tips from the student body president on how to make the most of your college experience, and hear the President’s vision for your future.

President’s Picnic

12:00 PM–2:00 PM
Rainier Vista

President’s Picnic

Students gathered for convocation in hec edmundson pavillion
Sun  9/27
12:00 PM–2:00 PM
Rainier Vista
Following Convocation, the President will host the 9th Annual President’s Picnic on the Rainier Vista. There will be music, delicious food, the Husky Marching Band and Cheerleaders. Come and chat with our President, faculty, and University leaders! For more information and to order tickets visit the Convocation website: http://www.washington.edu/freshcon/.

Husky Kick-Off

2:15 PM–4:30 PM
Husky Stadium

Husky Kick-Off

Students forming a large "w"
Sun  9/27
2:15 PM–4:30 PM
Husky Stadium
Join the Washington tradition and kick off the 2015 Dawg Daze as a part of the UW community. Get ready to be welcomed to campus, to be entertained, and to connect with other students at the UW. This event is a required event for all new freshmen and transfer students. Immediately following, you'll meet for Peer Connections with a student leader, or if you're in a First-year Interest Group (FIG) or Transfer FIG, then you will meet with your FIG Leader. Meet current students eager to show you the ropes. Check-in begins at 1:30pm!

Fun and Games at the IMA

6:00 PM–9:30 PM
Intramural Activities Building (IMA)

Fun and Games at the IMA

Student playing with bow and arrow i
Sun  9/27
6:00 PM–9:30 PM
Intramural Activities Building (IMA)
Come explore the Intramural Activites Building (IMA) and take part in all that your campus sports and fitness center has to offer. Head down for fun and free stuff, and join the action with dodge ball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, Roller Disco skating, salsa dance lessons, archery, international court soccer, and swing dance lessons. Your Dawg Pass gets you into the Crags Climbing Center for climbing & equipment for FREE (4:00pm-7:00pm). Check out the variety of clubs at the club sports info fair beginning at 6:00pm. Come ready to participate in the Fun & Games at the IMA!

Mon  9/28
 

One Bus Away: Various Locations

10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Suzzallo Library (SUZ) Steps

One Bus Away: Various Locations

Space needle with mountain in background
Mon  9/28
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Suzzallo Library (SUZ) Steps
Hop on a bus and get lost in Seattle! There are many neighborhoods just a bus ride away. Explore downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, Fremont, International District, Northgate and Seattle Center/Lower Queen Anne with fellow UW students.

One Bus Away: Various Locations

12:30 PM–3:00 PM
Suzzallo Library (SUZ) Steps

One Bus Away: Various Locations

Space needle with mountain in background
Mon  9/28
12:30 PM–3:00 PM
Suzzallo Library (SUZ) Steps
Hop on a bus and get lost in Seattle! There are many neighborhoods just a bus ride away. Explore downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill, Fremont, International District, Northgate and Seattle Center/Lower Queen Anne with fellow UW students.

Succeeding with Technology at the UW

1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Johnson Hall (JHN) 102

Succeeding with Technology at the UW

students using technology in library
Mon  9/28
1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Johnson Hall (JHN) 102
There is a huge amount of technology available at UW – but figuring out what you need, when, and how to use it can be dizzying. In this fast–paced session, we’ll help you create a base of key technologies that will help you succeed in your courses and in your whole Husky experience. Bring all of your favorite devices (laptop, tablet, cell phone) for a hands–on experience working with tools you’ll use each quarter. You’ll learn how to navigate UW course technologies, find resources, and plan and prepare your academic journey. We will even cover tips on how to reach out to faculty, your peers, and us at UW-IT for help. Join us to unlock a hidden world of opportunities waiting for you at the UW. Don’t miss it!

Cool Careers and Collaborative Health Sciences

1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences (HSA), Lobby

Cool Careers and Collaborative Health Sciences

Mon  9/28
1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences (HSA), Lobby
Transform your life with an amazing career in health sciences! Join us for an interactive afternoon of discovery and dialogue that digs deep into the amazing world of health sciences. Come explore our exciting exhibits and satisfy your curiosity for science and the very latest in medical innovations. From CPR to surgical simulation training, from medical genetics to anatomic pathology, from helping reduce health disparities to advancing health care reform. see what unique career opportunities await you in the Schools of Dentistry, Public Health, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing and Social Work. UW and Harborview Medical Centers + CHDD Experimental Education Unit will be on hand to sign up student volunteers.

Fall Fling

3:00 PM–7:00 PM
HUB Lawn

Fall Fling

singer on stage and students standing in the background
Mon  9/28
3:00 PM–7:00 PM
HUB Lawn
The Division of Student Life and First Year Programs invite the UW community to the 25th Annual Fall Fling. Please join us for an afternoon of food, music, and fun on the HUB Lawn. Check http://arts.asuw.org/ for updates and more information.

Late Night Shopping at Fred Meyer

9:00 PM–12:00 AM
Fred Meyer, Buses depart from Memorial Way (near the flagpole) or off NE Campus Pkwy on West Campus

Late Night Shopping at Fred Meyer

Students with shopping cart
Mon  9/28
9:00 PM–12:00 AM
Fred Meyer, Buses depart from Memorial Way (near the flagpole) or off NE Campus Pkwy on West Campus
Stock up on the supplies you need to start school. You're invited to a special UW student-only late-night event at Fred Meyer Superstore. Free music, food, drinks, and a chance to win a $500 Fred Meyer gift card! Make sure you bring your UW student ID card or your Dawg Pass to get in the door, and receive a special savings certificate to buy anything from groceries to dorm essentials. All you have to do is show up at the flagpole on Memorial Way or at NE Campus Pkwy and Brooklyn Ave on West Campus starting as early as 7:45 pm, and free bus shuttles will take you back and forth. If you have a car, you can also drive to Fred Meyer-Ballard, 915 Northwest 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98107.

Tue  9/29
 

How to Succeed in CHEM 142

10:00 AM–11:00 AM
Kane Hall (KNE), Room 130

How to Succeed in CHEM 142

Tue  9/29
10:00 AM–11:00 AM
Kane Hall (KNE), Room 130
Are you enrolled in CHEM 142? Are you nervous about how to succeed or wondering about what's expected of you in quiz section? Come learn how to do well in your first college-level chemistry class, how to navigate office hours, how to study and form study groups, and hear about the different resources that can help you succeed academically. Invest 60 minutes of your free time now to gain back hours of study time later!

Commuter Fair

12:30 PM–2:00 PM
HUB, Room 145

Commuter Fair

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Tue  9/29
12:30 PM–2:00 PM
HUB, Room 145
Do you commute to campus? Join us at the Commuter Fair to learn more about your resources as a commuter student! Transportation Services, Commuter Commons and many more commuter-related resources will be there to help answer your questions. Join us for snacks, a raffle* and meet other students who also commute! *do not have to be present to win raffle items

College Writing Tips from the CLUE Writing Center

1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Room 389

College Writing Tips from the CLUE Writing Center

Tue  9/29
1:00 PM–2:00 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Room 389
A few members from the CLUE Writing Center team will help you get a head start on your UW writing classes. This session will be a fun, interactive look at the key differences between high school or community college writing and university writing, as well as give you an opportunity to meet some of the CLUE tutors and discover what resources the CLUE Writing Center, as well as other academic resource centers on campus, have to offer. This information will be especially useful for those about to take English 111/121/131 or any other composition or "W" course.

Chocolate Fair

1:00 PM–3:00 PM
The Burke Museum (BMM)

Chocolate Fair

Chocolate
Tue  9/29
1:00 PM–3:00 PM
The Burke Museum (BMM)
Indulge in a decadent chocolate dessert and discover one of the UW's coolest places at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture's annual Chocolate Fair. Meet Burke Museum researchers and the UW students who collect and care for the museum's 16 million scientific specimens and cultural artifacts. Learn about student events, fun ways to complete class assignments, and volunteer opportunities at the state's ONLY natural history museum, which is always FREE to UW students! Did we mention there's a chocolate fountain? This event is exclusively for incoming UW students as part of Dawg Daze activities.

EXPLORE! Odegaard Library

1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL)

EXPLORE! Odegaard Library

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Tue  9/29
1:00 PM–4:00 PM
Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL)
Kick off the school year at Odegaard Libraryʼs Open House! DJ Vallier from the UW Librariesʼ Media Center will be spinning tunes and there will be refreshments! Come and meet the friendly Odegaard Library team, learn about library services, and enter for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Tips to help you succeed in Math

2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Room 389

Tips to help you succeed in Math

Tue  9/29
2:30 PM–3:30 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) Room 389
Are you enrolled in a Math course? Will you be taking one in the future? Are you nervous about how to succeed or wondering about what's expected of you in classes? Come learn how to do well in your first college-level math class at UW, how to navigate office hours, how to study and form study groups, and hear about the different resources, like CLUE, that can help you succeed academically. Invest 60 minutes of your free time now to gain back hours of study time later!

Healthy Dawgs

9:00 AM–10:00 AM
The Quad (North Side)

Healthy Dawgs

Students running on the quad
Tue  9/29
9:00 AM–10:00 AM
The Quad (North Side)
Start off your school year on the right paw with a fun 3 mile run/walk around campus! Meet other healthy Dawgs and members of the Husky Running Club. Come early for the chance to win a FREE entry into the upcoming Dawg Dash 5k hosted by the UW Alumni Association! We welcome runners, joggers, and walkers. No previous running experience required, just come out and get your fitness on! Check-in for the raffle at 9:05 am and run at 9:10 am.

Wed  9/30
Start of Autumn Quarter

Student Activities Fair

10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Red Square

Student Activities Fair

students standing next to sign
Wed  9/30
10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Red Square
The Student Activities Fair is an opportunity for registered student organizations (RSOs) to promote themselves, attract new members, and network with other campus groups. There are over 900 RSOs on file in the Student Activities Office. Many of these groups, ranging from academic to sports, will be at this year's fair. Come check out the groups taking part in the Student Activities Fair at Red Square!

Trivia Night at CLUE

6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Commons

Trivia Night at CLUE

Wed  9/30
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Commons
Don't have quite enough homework after the first day of class to come to CLUE for the tutors? Well, why not come for the food, games, and great prizes instead? Its students versus tutors in the sixth annual CLUE Trivia Night! Study up on current events, pop culture, and random useless information and then bring a team of friends or come alone and we will assign you to a team for the competition. Sign-ups for the competition start at 6:30pm and the competition begins at 7:00pm. Great prizes for first, second, and third place!

Food Vendors on Red Square

8:30 AM–2:30 PM
Red Square

Food Vendors on Red Square

Students in line on red square
Wed  9/30
8:30 AM–2:30 PM
Red Square
Stop by Red Square on your way to classes on the first two days of classes, Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st and sample food and beverages from UW Dinings most sustainable vendors and beverage partners. A list of food vendors will be available soon. See you on Red Square between 8am and 2:30pm during the first two days of fall quarter.

Thu  10/1
 

Student Activities Fair

10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Red Square

Student Activities Fair

students standing next to sign
Thu  10/1
10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Red Square
The Student Activities Fair is an opportunity for registered student organizations (RSOs) to promote themselves, attract new members, and network with other campus groups. There are over 900 RSOs on file in the Student Activities Office. Many of these groups, ranging from academic to sports, will be at this year's fair. Come check out the groups taking part in the Student Activities Fair at Red Square!

Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) Block Party

7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC)

Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) Block Party

ECC building
Thu  10/1
7:00 PM–9:00 PM
Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC)
The ECC staff kicks off the year of community building with an exciting evening of games and excitement at our annual block party! All students are invited to attend this fun-filled event which has something for everyone. Student organizations affiliated with the ECC and incoming students join the ECC staff in celebrating the beginning of the school year in the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, which opened as a state of the art cultural center and theatre in January 2013. Highlights of the block party will include: A photo booth, dance dance revolution, carnival food (popcorn, cotton candy & hot dogs), food trucks, live music, games, henna and caricature artists and student organization tabling. Come out and see what fun we have at the ECC!

Food Vendors on Red Square

8:30 AM–2:30 PM
Red Square

Food Vendors on Red Square

Students in line on red square
Thu  10/1
8:30 AM–2:30 PM
Red Square
Stop by Red Square on your way to classes on the first two days of classes, Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st and sample food and beverages from UW Dinings most sustainable vendors and beverage partners. A list of food vendors will be available soon. See you on Red Square between 8am and 2:30pm during the first two days of fall quarter.

Fri  10/2
 

UP YOUR AVE

3:00 PM–6:30 PM
University Way NE, from NE 41st to NE 50th

UP YOUR AVE

Students holding up T-shirts
Fri  10/2
3:00 PM–6:30 PM
University Way NE, from NE 41st to NE 50th
The University of Washington and the U District Partnership present Up Your Ave, a welcome event for incoming and returning UW students. From NE 41st St to NE 50th St all along University Way NE, a.k.a. "The Ave," During Up Your Ave, students travel “the Ave” collecting stamps from participating businesses. Additionally there are booths located along the sidewalks for sponsors, non-profits and other U District Businesses. The event culminates with a Party on the Street with music and games! There will be live music and tables with information on community involvement organizations. Great prizes, games and give-aways are featured at our local businesses. Come learn how you can get involved in your new community, check out the local scene, and explore the many restaurants and shops along "The Ave." Get all of the required stamps in your "Passport" and claim your free "UP YOUR AVE" T-shirt.

Sat  10/3
 

Dawg Daze Goes to the Mariners

6:30 PM–10:30 PM
Safeco Field

Dawg Daze Goes to the Mariners

Mariners Field
Sat  10/3
6:30 PM–10:30 PM
Safeco Field
Come celebrate the beginning of the school year with the Seattle Mariners! Take part in the 9th annual Mariners game during Dawg Daze. Tickets include a FREE Dawg Daze/Mariners T-Shirt (while supplies last)! Ticket Options: $15 View Reserved (normally $25); $30 View Reserved (normally $45). Tickets must be purchased by 12 noon on Friday, 10/2 at www.mariners.com/dawgdaze. You’ll want to leave campus early. You can take Metro Transit Route 71, 72, or 73 from Campus Parkway and 12th Ave NE to the International District Station, where Dawg Daze volunteers will meet you and direct you to Safeco Field. Game time is 6:10pm. Buy your tickets at www.mariners.com/dawgdaze!

Sun  10/4
 

Dawg Daze goes to the Sounders

6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Century Link Field

Dawg Daze goes to the Sounders

Century Link Stadium
Sun  10/4
6:30 PM–9:00 PM
Century Link Field
Join us at our first Dawg Daze goes to the Sounders at Century Link Field. UW students, staff, faculty and family members will receive an exclusive offer to watch the Sounders FC take on the LA Galaxy! Tickets include a FREE Dawg Daze/Sounders FC draw string bag (while supplies last!). Tickets includes: $25 ticket (normally $35). Tickets must be purchased by Friday, 10/2 at http://fyp.washington.edu/sounders. Enter the promo code: DawgDaze. You'll want to leave campus early. More information to come about a march with the Sounders!
Dawg Daze 2015 will have over 250 events. Check back in August!

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Event Submissions

Dawg Daze is successful with the help of on- and off-campus partnerships.

You can get involved by submitting an event, volunteering, or being a sponsor. Event submission will open on April 1st, 2015 and close on July 1st, 2015. Events can be submitted after July 10th but will not be included in our print publications.

Are you an RSO? Want to be part of the Dawg Daze Student Activities Fair?

The Student Activities Fair is open to all registered student organizations (RSO) as a way to promote their activities, recruit new members or volunteers, and to be visible to the UW community. The Activities Fair is held in the fall, free of charge for all participating registered student organizations and sponsored by the HUB.

For more information and to sign up, go to http://depts.washington.edu/thehub/hub-events/student-activities-fair/ 

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Sponsors

For information about becoming a Dawg Daze sponsor, visit the First Year Programs website.