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Dawg Daze is the University of Washington’s annual tradition of welcoming first-year and returning students to campus. Become a part of the UW community, meet new students and start building your Husky experience!

Key Events

Join us January 3rd- February 13th for Winter Dawg Daze! Check out events happening on campus!

Wednesday, January 4

Dream Project Open House / 10:30 a.m.–  3:00 p.m. / Dream Project office, MGH 274
Come stop by and talk to current mentors and staff about what it's like to be a mentor in the Dream Project! In the Dream Project, you will have the opportunity to mentor first-generation and low-income high school seniors applying to college. We provide training on college access, social justice, and mentorship, as well as transportation to local schools.
Tour of Suzzallo and Allen Libraries / 10:30 a.m. /Allen Library Lobby
The Suzzallo & Allen Libraries are the largest of the 11 Libraries on the Seattle campus. They are also among the oldest and most architecturally impressive buildings on campus. They house almost 3 million volumes of humanities, sciences, and social sciences research materials, as well as a number of specialized units and collections and some of the most helpful people in the world. Also located here is Suzzallo Espresso! At some point in your studies, these are libraries you will want to use. Come take a preview of this remarkable resource.
FIUTS Wednesday Lunch / 11:30am-1:30p.m. / HUB South Ballroom
Wednesday Lunch is the longest-running international gathering on the University of Washington campus! Join us once a month during the UW academic quarters for FREE food and great conversation. The lunch is open to all on campus, as well as anyone 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.
Inventing the Future of Medicine with Bioengineering / 3:00p.m. / Foege N130
Learn more about our major and the ways you can be involved in Bioenigneering on campus; research, design, and more!  

Thursday, January 5

CTC Open House / 10:00 a.m.–2 p.m. / CTC - HUB 141
The Commuter & Transfer Commons will be hosting an open house for new Transfer & Commuter students to get to know the space and our resources. We will have games and snacks available as well as tours happening throughout the event. Stop in and say hi and pick up your Transfer student give-away item!
Tour of Suzzallo and Allen Libraries / 12:oo p.m. /Allen Library Lobby
The Suzzallo & Allen Libraries are the largest of the 11 Libraries on the Seattle campus. They are also among the oldest and most architecturally impressive buildings on campus. They house almost 3 million volumes of humanities, sciences, and social sciences research materials, as well as a number of specialized units and collections and some of the most helpful people in the world. Also located here is Suzzallo Espresso! At some point in your studies, these are libraries you will want to use. Come take a preview of this remarkable resource.
"Avoiding Transfer Shock" Panel Discussion / 2:oo p.m-3:00 p.m. /MGH 171 E
This session will review what the research says about transfer shock, as well as include a panel discussion of former transfer students on how to make a smooth transition to UW.
Info Session: Exploring Majors in the College of the Environment / 3:oo p.m -4:00 p.m. /Ocean Science Building (OCN), 1492 NE Boat St. Room 203
This session is for current and prospective students who are interested in learning about the various majors within the College of the Environment, including Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Studies, Earth & Space Sciences, Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management, and Bioresource Science & Engineering. We will also touch on interdisciplinary minors in marine biology, climate science, quantitative science, paleobiology, and arctic studies.  

Friday, January 6

Winter WOW: Sip & Social Foster Resource Fair / 12:30 p.m. / Paccar Hall 2nd Floor
Get to know our top-ranked Foster Centers and meet the 28+ student organizations offered through the Foster School of Business. See how you can build your leadership resume by getting involved!
Veterans Night Out / 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. / HUB 337 and 340
Student Veteran Life is hosting a night out for both veterans and their families! Two rooms will be open with activities, one for the kiddos, and the other for the adults. Both rooms are providing food and drinks, and the children's room will have an adult supervisor. This Vets Night Out will let the grownups relax and the kids have fun!  

Monday, January 9

Tour of Suzzallo and Allen Libraries / 1:30 p.m. /Allen Library Lobby
The Suzzallo & Allen Libraries are the largest of the 11 Libraries on the Seattle campus. They are also among the oldest and most architecturally impressive buildings on campus. They house almost 3 million volumes of humanities, sciences, and social sciences research materials, as well as a number of specialized units and collections and some of the most helpful people in the world. Also located here is Suzzallo Espresso! At some point in your studies, these are libraries you will want to use. Come take a preview of this remarkable resource.
Black History 101 Mobile Museum: Martin, Motown, and Michael / 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. / Mary Gates Commons
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum is a collection of over 5,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia that dates from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to Hip Hop Culture. This exhibit titled, "Martin, Motown, and Michael," highlights how their legacies converge around MLK's first delivery of the "I Have a Dream" speech in Detroit two months before the March on Washington.

Tuesday, January 10

Students & Startups: Information Session / 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. / Dempsey 211
The Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship works with students of every major and discipline, whether they are merely curious about startups and entrepreneurship or passionate about starting their own company while in college. We provide opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students across campus in the form of majors, minors, certificates, competitions, mentoring, resources, and more. Join us to learn about the Buerk Center and sign up for our newsletter here.Let us know you are coming! RSVP here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mabryl/318248 Pizza provided!
Odegaard Library Tour / 1:30 p.m /Odegaard Library
Odegaard is the main undergraduate library on campus. In addition to being the home of the largest computer lab on campus, Odegaard also features a writing and research center, sound studio, computer vet help, and more! Come and learn about all the student-centered spaces, resources, and services available in the building. Tours will begin on the first floor near the main entrance and will last about 45 minutes.
Undergraduate Research for Community College Transfer Students / 3:00-4:30 p.m / ODE 220
Are you an incoming community college transfer student interested in undergraduate research? Get a jump-start on research with this workshop intended for transfer students in all disciplines to get up to speed on the resources and opportunities available for you to engage in faculty-mentored research at UW! Join Undergraduate Research Program advisers for an information session and interactive panel of current student researchers. RSVP here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/655 Immediately following this session: Join us for the Transfer Student Social with Departmental Librarians & Advisers, 4:30-5:30pm, ODE 220 in collaboration with Odegaard Library.
Transfer Student Social with Departmental Librarians & Advisers / 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. /Odegaard Library, Room 220
The UW Libraries welcomes incoming transfer students to the Transfer Student Social. Socialize with fellow transfer students, meet departmental subject librarians and advisers, and enjoy refreshments in Odegaard Library. Stick around after the Undergraduate Research for Community College Transfer Students event to learn more about the ways in which librarians and advisers can support your research and studies.

Wednesday, January 11

Student Veteran Life Open House Luncheon / 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. / HUB 327
Student Veteran Life Open House Luncheon is open to all new and current student veterans and dependents. FREE lunch to learn about the office and what services it offers to student veterans while mingling and meeting fellow student veterans.
Foster Transfer Mixing Happy Hour /4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. / Deloitte Commons
Are you a new transfer admit to the Foster School of Business for Winter 2016? Enjoy a happy hour get together with fellow new transfer students and Foster staff. We'll have drinks, small bites and plenty of time to socialize! Please note this event is only for admitted transfer students to Foster School of Business. All Foster transfer students welcome to attend. RSVP registration will be required via Catalyst: http://tinyurl.com/WinterWOWTransferMixer.
Odegaard Library Tour / 11:30 a.m. /Odegaard Library
Odegaard is the main undergraduate library on campus. In addition to being the home of the largest computer lab on campus, Odegaard also features a writing and research center, sound studio, computer vet help, and more! Come and learn about all the student-centered spaces, resources, and services available in the building. Tours will begin on the first floor near the main entrance and will last about 45 minutes.
MLK Birthday Party /11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. / HUB 1st floor
Help us kick-off MLK Week by attending a Birthday Party that recognizes the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be performances by local artists, project sign-ups for the Day of Service, and--of course--birthday cake!
R/V Centennial Research Cruise: Explore Friday Harbor Labs! /1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. / Meet on the dock behind the Marine Sciences Building (MSB, map: http://uw.edu/maps/?msb) promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Did you know that UW has a field station in the San Juan Islands where students can spend a whole quarter taking courses and doing research about the marine environment? Get a taste of the Friday Harbor Labs (FHL) experience without leaving Seattle. The R/V Centennial, FHL’s 58-foot research vessel is visiting the Seattle campus this month and we want to invite you aboard for a 1.5 hour cruise. Get out on the water with us to explore ship-based research methods and learn how YOU can spend at quarter at FHL. Space is limited – register here to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rv-centennial-research-cruise-explore-friday-harbor-labs-tickets-29536923734 If you need to cancel, please email coenvadv@uw.edu as soon as possible so we can offer your space to someone else.
Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Information Session /3:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / Thomson Hall Room 317
Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages. They are available to students in all departments who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. More information at: https://jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/

Thursday, January 12

Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Information Session / 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. / EEB 303
Come learn about the EE application prior to the Feb 1st deadline. Tips and resources provided!

Tuesday, January 17

Friday Harbor Labs Info Session / 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. / Marine Sciences Building 123
Spend spring or summer quarter studying at the UW's marine field station in the San Juan Islands. This info session will cover spring and summer quarter courses, application and scholarships, and research opportunities. Meet several of the teaching faculty and tour the Research Vessel Centennial while it's docked in front of the Marine Sciences Building.

Wednesday, January 18

Tillman Scholarship Information Session / 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. / HUB 327
Please join Student Veteran Life in HUB 327 at 2:30PM on January 18th for pizza and salad and a information session led by current Tillman Scholars and Veteran Life staff. Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Applications to become a 2017 Tillman Scholar will open in February 2017. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. The Tillman Scholarship unites the best talent and leadership in the military to make a significant impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.
All Majors -- Careers in Healthcare / 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. / HUB 250
This session will feature an employer panel plus an opportunity to network! All students are welcome and it's a great opportunity to learn about healthcare jobs and careers, regardless of your major!
An Evening with Council-member Larry Gossett / 5:30 p.m. / Kelly ECC Unity Suite
Join the ECC community for dinner and an opportunity to listen, learn and engage in dialogue with King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, former student activist and one of the founders of the Black Student Union at the UW. As a student activist he fought to eliminate racial discrimination and increase the enrollment for students of color. Mr. Gossett also known as “one of Seattle’s best known young black radicals” was instrumental in bringing programs like the Educational Opportunity Program and creating a space for underrepresented students at the Ethnic Cultural Center. Join us as we celebrate and stand strong for 45 years in the Nation’s largest ethnic cultural center on a university campus. As we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday week, let’s appreciate the unity in our communities, past activists who paved the way and to those who continue to unite and serve our communities like Councilmember Gossett. Students and UW community are welcome to attend for dinner and discussion with Councilmember Gossett. Registration is required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-councilmember-larry-gossett-tickets-29760997946

Thursday, January 19

R/V Centennial Research Cruise: Explore Friday Harbor Labs! /10:00a.m.-11:30 a.m. / Meet on the dock behind the Marine Sciences Building (MSB, map: http://uw.edu/maps/?msb) promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Did you know that UW has a field station in the San Juan Islands where students can spend a whole quarter taking courses and doing research about the marine environment? Get a taste of the Friday Harbor Labs (FHL) experience without leaving Seattle. The R/V Centennial, FHL’s 58-foot research vessel is visiting the Seattle campus this month and we want to invite you aboard for a 1.5 hour cruise. Get out on the water with us to explore ship-based research methods and learn how YOU can spend at quarter at FHL. Space is limited – register here to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rv-centennial-research-cruise-explore-friday-harbor-labs-tickets-29536923734 If you need to cancel, please email coenvadv@uw.edu as soon as possible so we can offer your space to someone else.

Thursday, January 26

Student Veteran Life Community College Open House / 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. / HUB 145
Open House for prospective transfer student veterans from local community colleges. Event brings together current transfer student veterans with prospective applicants to offer insight into the application process and reconnect with previous classmates.

Wednesday, February 1

Science Job & Internship Fair /2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall Commons
Are you an undergraduate science student at the UW – physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, ChemE or BioE, and looking for a part-time, full-time, and/or an internship opportunity? You don’t want to miss our annual Science Job & Internship Recruiting Expo! This fair will give you the opportunity to connect directly with recruiters from local and/or national companies who are looking to hire UW science students for job or internship opportunities.
Internship Fair /2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. / HUB Ballroom
Are you looking to gain an internship opportunity? Search no more! The Career & Internship Center’s Internship Fair is a great opportunity for students of all majors and class levels from all three UW Campuses to connect with corporate, small business, non-profit and government employers who are all looking for Huskies, like YOU, to fill their internship needs. Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity!
Seattle City Light presents: How to Maximize Your Internship (Employer Led Workshop) /12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m. / MGH 134
Spend your lunch hour learning from industry experts on how to maximize your internship experience.

Wednesday, February 8

Nordstrom presents: Internship Fair Edition (Employer Led Workshop) /12:30 p.m.–1:20 p.m. / MGH 134
Spend your lunch hour learning from industry experts on how to dress for success and impress recruiters at the internship fair and beyond.

Monday, February 13

Ignite Social Change! BASW Open House / 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. / School of Social Work, Room 305 (Third Floor)
Are you passionate about social justice and fighting against inequity and oppression, and interested in psychology, sociology, human services or similar fields? UW offers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) major, and BASW seniors can pursue an accelerated 10 month Master of Social Work degree! Join us for a fantastic Open House opportunity to meet current BASW students and faculty/staff, enjoy free food, ask questions, and learn about admission and how you can join us in igniting social change. Drop-ins are welcome, but we encourage advance registration: http://socialwork.uw.edu/admissions-calendar