Winter Dawg Daze: 2015 Schedule

RSVP today! Winter Dawg Daze Kick-Off welcomes new students and their families to the University of Washington! Join us on Monday, January 5th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Husky Union Building (HUB) North Ballroom. Learn about campus resources, hear from a panel of current students and connect with staff and faculty!

Winter Dawg Daze welcomes new Winter admits to the University of Washington the whole month of January! Below is the schedule of events. Questions? Email!

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Monday, January 5th

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Information Session – 2:30-3:30pm – Electrical Engineering Building 303

From smart phones to the giant wind turbines in Eastern Washington, EE’s design and build the newest microprocessor chips, antennas, Bluetooth, MRI’s and surgical robots. Learn more about Electrical Engineering including application tips at our next information session!

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Winter Dawg Daze Kick-off – 3:30-4:30 pm – Husky Union Building North Ballroom

Join your fellow new Huskies at our official UW welcome called Winter Dawg Daze Kick-off! This event will provide opportunities for you to connect with staff, faculty, new and current students.  RSVP today at

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Tuesday, January 6th

Foster Winter Week of Welcome Student Organization Fair – 12:00-2:00pm – PACCAR Hall 2nd Floor

Start 2015 with a strong network! Come check out nearly 30 Foster School of Business affiliated student organizations, hosted by Foster Undergraduate Programs!

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Wednesday, January 7th

Commuter and Transfer Appreciation Open House – 11:00-3:00pm – Husky Union Building 141

The Commuter and Transfer Appreciation Open House aims to welcome all of our new students into the space, recognize our current transfer and commuter students, and provide a friendly introduction to the community of the Commuter Commons.  We’ll also hold a presentation about commuting during the event.  The Commuter Commons provides a dedicated space, and a variety of services for commuting students. We also arrange events throughout the year to build a strong community among students who live off-campus.

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FIUTS Wednesday Lunch – 11:30-1:30pm – Husky Union Building South Ballroom

FIUTS Wednesday Lunch is the longest-running international gathering on the University of Washington campus! Join us on the 1st Wednesday of the month (October – June) for FREE food and great conversation. The lunch is open to all on campus, especially those interested in promoting international understanding. FIUTS Wednesday Lunch is a wonderful place to meet people from all over the world and find out about what’s happening at FIUTS.

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Tips and Tricks for Biking your Commute – 12:30-1:30pm – Husky Union Building 340

Bicycling is a healthy, thrifty, and fun way to get outside, out of traffic, and to campus in style.  This session will provide you with the tips and tricks that help thousands of Huskies bike their commute year-round.  Topics include how to select a bike, save money on helpful gear, protect your bike from theft, ride safely near other vehicles, and the answers to your questions!

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Mobile Commute Concierge Service – 11:00-2:00pm – Commuter Commons HUB 141 *

Have you thought about how you’ll get to campus this year? Sit down with one of our commute experts and figure out what your options are right now! You’ll be able to walk away with a personalized commute plan, informational materials and answers to all of your commuting questions! *Also available same time and location on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of January.

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Friday, January 9th

Women’s Basketball vs. Standford – 8:00pm –  Alaska Airlines Arena at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Cheer on your Huskies at this FREE event, entry requires Husky Card. Tickets for guests and family can be found here:



Law, Societies and Justice Major Information Session and Application Workshop – 12:30-1:30pm – Gowen 1A

Learn more about LSJ requirements, course offerings, admissions prerequisites and the application process. The second half of the session will provide tips for writing the personal statement portion of the application (including time to brainstorm ideas for your statement!), as well as a Q&A session with the LSJ Adviser. This workshop is meant to help you submit a strong and successful personal statement!

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Monday, January 12th

Commuter Commons Yoga – 9:00-9:50am – Husky Union Building 145

We know that health is a top priority when it comes to student success! Join us across the hall from the Commuter Commons in HUB room 145.  We will hold a free yoga workout for commuter and transfer students.

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CLUE Winter Quarter Drop-In Begins  - 6:30-12:00am – Mary Gates Hall Lobby

The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) offers free tutoring, writing support, class discussions and conversation groups for non-native speakers designed to support all undergraduate students! The center is open in Mary Gates Hall on Sunday through Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to midnight. Learn more at


Thursday, January 15th

Art + Art History + Design Preview Session – 3:00-4:00pm – ART 120

Learn about the majors offered in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design and bring your questions for the academic advisers.

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Careers in Start-Ups – 4:30-6:30pm – Husky Union Building 250

If you’re interested in an innovative, fast-paced and exciting place to intern or start your career, you might want to consider a career in a start-up! Hear from 4-5 employer panelists about careers in start-ups – the good, the exciting, the innovative, the challenging, and the late nights. Questions? Email



Friday, January 16th

Commuter Commons Yoga – 12:00-12:50pm – Husky Union Building 145

 We know that health is a top priority when it comes to student success! Join us across the hall from the Commuter Commons in HUB room 145.  We will hold a free yoga workout for commuter and transfer students.

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Nosh on Nature: Coffee – Past, Present and Future – 12:30-1:20pm – Wallace Hall 012

Learn about the origins of coffee and how it was discovered. Then dive deeper into understanding the economics of coffee, how it is growing now, and sustainable growth practices to coffee production.

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Monday, January 19th

MLK Jr. Day of Service – 9:00-3:00pm — Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center has partnered with the United Way of King County to coordinate a variety of service projects with local nonprofit organizations on the MLK Holiday. Join our UW Dawg Daze Team as we volunteer with Teen Feed in the University District. Register here:

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Wednesday, January 21st

Leadership Firesides -4:30-5:30pm – HUB Fireplace Lounge

The Leadership Fireside series is an ongoing opportunity for students to engage in meaningful conversation with a diverse range of civic, educational, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. Sahar Fathi, Policy Analyst in the City of Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will be the Leadership Fireside speaker on January 21. An international lawyer turned policy analyst, Sahar Fathi, is a powerhouse of social change on a mission to shakeup how city policy is made. RSVP required, learn more at

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Saturday, January 24th

UW Gymnastics vs. Arizona – 4:00pm – Alaska Airlines Arena at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Cheer on your Huskies at this FREE event, entry requires Husky Card. Tickets for guests and family can be found here:



Wednesday, January 28th

Science Job & Internship Fair -2:00-5:00pm – Mary Gates Hall Commons

Meet with employers looking to hire candidates from the sciences for job or internship opportunities!  Details on attending employers available by early January at . Questions? Email .

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How do I get into my major? – 4:00-5:30pm – Location TBA

Join Undergraduate Academic Affairs Peer Advisers to discuss Spring Quarter registration, get information on applying to majors, ideas for creating secondary major plans, and more! Peer Advisers are current UW students who are trained to answer your questions around academic concerns, major planning, and registration FAQs.

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