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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 the entire month of January for Winter Dawg Daze! Check out events happening on campus! Learn more and submit an event here.

Monday, January 4

School of Drama Drop-In Advising and Half-Price Tickets / 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 a.m. / Hutchinson Hall, Room 129
We have a role for you in the School of Drama! Come learn about the Drama major and the many opportunities to get involved in faculty and student productions. Stop by to meet the drama and musical theater academic advisor, Caitlin Goldbaum, and pick up a voucher for a half-price ticket to our winter production of Walk Across America for Mother Earth.
CLUE Winter Quarter Drop-In Begins / 6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. / Mary Gates Hall Commons
The Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) offers free tutoring, writing support, class discussions, exam reviews 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 from 6:30 pm to midnight. Learn more at http://depts.washington.edu/clue

Tuesday, January 5

Winter WOW: Sip & Social Foster Resource Fair / 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m. / Paccar Hall 2nd Floor
Get to know our top-ranked Foster Centers and meet the 30+ student organizations offered through the Foster School of Business. See how you can build your leadership resume by getting involved!
Drop-In Pre-Health Group Advising Session / 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall #258
Join other students interested in healthcare careers to ask questions and get answers from pre-health advisers!
HCDE Info Session / 3:30 p.m.–4 p.m. / Sieg Hall #233
Interested in learning more about the Human Centered Design & Engineering undergraduate program? Join HCDE advisors for an upcoming Information Session. HCDE Info Sessions provide an overview of the HCDE Bachelor of Science degree, including curriculum, admissions requirements, and application deadlines.

Wednesday, January 6

HUB Lost & Found / 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building Front Desk
The HUB Lost & Found Sale, similar to a garage sale, is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Items vary every month and are highly discounted. All sales are final – No refunds or exchanges. Past Items have included; iPods, jewelry, jackets, backpacks, sunglasses, textbooks, calculators, usb drives, and much, much more. Stop by the next sale and see what treasures might be found!
Commuter and Transfer Appreciation Day and Open House / 8 a.m.–7 p.m. / Husky Union Building #141
Join us for our 3rd annual Commuter and Transfer Appreciation Day and Open House. Come explore the Commuter Commons in HUB #141 throughout the day and learn more about your home away from home. There will be snacks and giveaways. Stop by again from 11am to 2pm for pizza and some games in HUB #145.
School of Drama Drop-In Advising and Half-Price Tickets / 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 a.m. / Hutchinson Hall, Room 129
We have a role for you in the School of Drama! Come learn about the Drama major and the many opportunities to get involved in faculty and student productions. Stop by to meet the drama and musical theater academic advisor, Caitlin Goldbaum, and pick up a voucher for a half-price ticket to our winter production of Walk Across America for Mother Earth.
Bike Blender Milkshakes at Commute and Transfer Student Appreciation Day and Open House / 11 a.m.–2 p.m. / Husky Union Building #145
What do bicycles and milkshakes have in common? Don’t know? Come find out how to make a milkshake powered by you! Stop by the Commute and Transfer Student Appreciation Day and Open House to find us and pedal up your own tasty treat!
FIUTS Wednesday Lunch / 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building Lyceum
Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) Wednesday Lunch is the longest-running international gathering and a wonderful place to meet people from all over the world and find out about what's happening at FIUTS. Wednesday Lunch is FREE and open to all students. Please bring your own mug or cup for drinks at this environmentally friendly event.
Former Transfer Student Panel Discussion — Avoiding "Transfer Shock" / 1 p.m.–2 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall #171E
Sometimes UW feels like a different world compared to many community colleges, and many transfer students struggle with the transition. Learn from former transfer students how to avoid "transfer shock" and hit the ground running in the next level of your academic training.
ASUW Winter Open House / 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building room 250
Are you interested in getting involved in the ASUW and enhancing your Husky Experience through gaining a community and personal and professional development? Then come check out the ASUW Winter Open House! Entity Directors and our Board of Directors will be there to answer any and all questions you have about their offices, programs, and volunteer opportunities. Swing by and get involved!
Law, Societies, and Justice Major Application Workshop / 3 p.m.-4 p.m. / Smith Hall M261
Join the LSJ Advising Team to learn more about the LSJ Major and how to apply! The Advisers will provide tips for writing the personal statement portion of the application and answer your questions about the program and admissions process. No RSVP required!

Thursday, January 7

Ignite Social Change: Bachelor of Social Welfare Information Session/ 9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m. / School of Social Work, room 306 A/B
Are you passionate about social justice? Undecided on a major? Inspired by the idea of promoting social & economic justice for poor and oppressed populations, maximizing human welfare, and enhancing the quality of life for all? Join our School of Social Work ambassadors to learn more about UW’s Bachelor of Social Welfare degree! Please register at http://socialwork.uw.edu/admissions.
First Thursday at Burke Museum / 10 a.m.–8 p.m. / Burke Museum
FREE entry to the Burke Museum as part of the First Thursdays in Seattle! FREE entry every 1st Thursday of the month to the museums listed here: http://freemuseumday.org/sea.html. Guests and family are welcomed, free for UW students year round.
First Thursday at Henry Art Gallery / 11 a.m.–9 p.m. / Henry Art Gallery
FREE entry to the Henry Art Gallery as part of the First Thursdays in Seattle! FREE entry every 1st Thursday of the month to the museums listed here: http://freemuseumday.org/sea.html. Guests and family are welcomed, free for UW students year round.
Career Meetup - How Transfer Students Can Hit the Ground Running / 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall Commons
As a transfer student, it can be tricky to navigate choosing your major, completing internships, and engaging in the job search. Get valuable feedback and advice (and build connections) from a Career Counselor and other transfer students in one of our Career Meetups. Casual (but productive) conversations about the things you can be doing to hit the ground running here at the UW. Bring questions or not, just come as you are! Look for the purple balloon in MGH Commons to join the conversation.
Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Information Session/ 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. / Electrical Engineering Building 303
From smart phones to the giant wind turbines in Eastern Washington, Electrical Engineers design and build the newest microprocessor chips, antennas, Bluetooth, MRI's and surgical robots. Learn more about the major and application tips at this information session.
Pub Club with Jackson School of International Studies Students and Faculty/ 4 p.m.-6 p.m. / Big Time Brewery and Restaurant (4133 University Way)
The Jackson School of International Studies and the Jackson School Student Association invite interested students to join Jackson School majors and a JSIS professor at Big Time Brewery (all ages welcome until 8 p.m.). Light appetizers will be provided. Learn more at http://jsis.washington.edu/events/.

Friday, January 8

Vets Night Out / 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building Games Area
Come spend an evening with fellow UW student veterans and their families! There will be FREE food, drinks, bowling, and prizes.

Saturday, January 9

UW Gymnastics vs. Ohio State / Start time 6 p.m. / 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: http://www.gohuskies.com/.

Tuesday, January 12

Drop-In Pre-Health Group Advising Session / 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall #258
Join other students interested in healthcare careers to ask questions and get answers from pre-health advisers!
Undergraduate Research for Community College Transfer Students / 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall #171
Are you an incoming community college transfer student interested in undergraduate research? Get a jump-start on research with this workshop intended for incoming 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.

Wednesday, January 13

The Leadership Blueprint: Be the Architect of an Extraordinary Husky Experience / 3 p.m-4 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall, room 258
Your college experience can be both exciting and overwhelming—there are so many places, relationships, cultures and knowledge to uncover, explore, learn from, and enjoy. Through this workshop, you will learn how to be the architect of your own unique UW experience. You will explore through games, experiential exercises and conversations with peers, faculty, and staff about how to build the foundation to optimize your experience on your journey through UW. Brought to you by the Husky Leadership Initiative.
Transfer Students United Bowling Party / 5 p.m.–8 p.m. / Husky Union Building Games Area
Transfer Students! We have a club that is exclusively for you! Come join Transfer Students United (TSU) for bowling, pool, and pizza during Dawg Daze to meet other non-traditional, transfer students. Come for as little or as long as you want. The bill is covered so don't let money keep you away!
The Commute Concierge is in the House / 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building 141a
Still figuring out your commute to, from and around campus? You’re in luck! Commute Concierge is in the house - and by house we mean the Commuter Commons, HUB 141. Whether you need point-to-point trip planning, have specific questions about your current route, are looking for a carpool partner, or thinking about riding your bicycling, Commute Concierge is here to help. Drop by, ask us questions, sign-up for news and enter to win prizes! We look forward to making your commute one of the best parts of your day. Want help right now? Visit: transportation.uw.edu/commute-concierge

Thursday, January 14

Jackson School Open House / 9 a.m.–11 a.m. / Thompson Hall, room 111
All interested students are invited for cookies, hot cocoa, and drop-ins with JSIS advisers. Learn more at http://jsis.washington.edu/events/.
Jackson School New Student Information Session / 11 a.m.–12 p.m. / Thompson Hall, room 317
Information session for students interested in the Jackson School. Popcorn will be provided! Learn more at http://jsis.washington.edu/events/.
Information Session: Exploring Majors in the College of the Environment / 3 p.m.–4 p.m. / Anderson Hall (AND), room 22
Are you interested in studying the environment but aren't sure which major is the best fit for you? Join us for an information session to learn about the variety of programs available in the College of the Environment. Current UW students and prospective high school or transfer students are all welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you there! Questions? Email coenvadv@uw.edu
Leadership Firesides with John Kelly, Senior Vice President, Global Responsibility & Public Policy, Starbucks / 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building Lounge
Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. Learn more about the speaker and RSVP here.
Exploring Majors in the College of Environment / 3 p.m.–4 p.m. / Anderson Hall, room 22
Interested in learning more about the various majors in the College of the Environment? Join us for an info session to learn about our majors and discover some cool courses and other opportunities to explore your interests.
Majors: Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Bioresource Science & Engineering, Earth & Space Sciences, Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management, Environmental Studies, Oceanography

Friday, January 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Party / 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building, 1st Floor Street
This year, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, The Center for Communication, Difference & Equity and The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center have partnered to produce a suite of events that will create space for our community to critically engage in service and activism. Help us kick the week off by attending our MLK Birthday Party. There will be student performances, music and, of course, birthday cake! Learn more at mlkweek.uw.edu .
Pizza & Social Justice Movie Night: The Homestretch / 5 p.m.–7 p.m. / School of Social Work, Room 306
Join us for free pizza and a showing of The Homestretch – a fascinating documentary that follows three homeless Chicago teens fighting to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. These teenagers will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness. Brought to you by the Organization of Student Social Workers and the UW School of Social Work – home to Bachelor of Social Welfare (BASW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree opportunities. Please RSVP here: socialwork.uw.edu/movienight.

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service / 9 a.m.–4 p.m. / Various Locations
Each year, the University of Washington in partnership with United Way of King County hosts the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: an event that places nearly two thousand volunteers in day-long service projects throughout King County, providing vital people-power to organizations that support our county’s most vulnerable populations. Join us this MLK Day and serve! Learn more at uw.edu/carlson/events/mlk-day-of-service
Husky United Military Veterans Day of Service / 10 a.m.–2 p.m. / Email adriab@ccsww.org
Join the Husky United Military Veterans (HUMV) at this service project to help a fellow veteran in the community. Email adriab@ccsww.org to learn more and click here to sign up!

Tuesday, January 19

Drop-In Pre-Health Group Advising Session / 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall #258
Join other students interested in healthcare careers to ask questions and get answers from pre-health advisers!
HCDE Info Session / 3:30 p.m.–4 p.m. / Sieg Hall #233
Interested in learning more about the Human Centered Design & Engineering undergraduate program? Join HCDE advisors for an upcoming Information Session. HCDE Info Sessions provide an overview of the HCDE Bachelor of Science degree, including curriculum, admissions requirements, and application deadlines.

Wednesday, January 20

The Commute Concierge is in the House / 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building 141a
Still figuring out your commute to, from and around campus? You’re in luck! Commute Concierge is in the house - and by house we mean the Commuter Commons, HUB 141. Whether you need point-to-point trip planning, have specific questions about your current route, are looking for a carpool partner, or thinking about riding your bicycling, Commute Concierge is here to help. Drop by, ask us questions, sign-up for news and enter to win prizes! We look forward to making your commute one of the best parts of your day. Want help right now? Visit: transportation.uw.edu/commute-concierge

Thursday, January 21

Friday Harbor Labs Information Session/ 10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. / Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) room 203
Spend a quarter studying in residence at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL). Undergraduates can study at FHL in spring, summer or autumn quarters, and the deadline for spring/summer applications is February 1. Get all the information you need to know to plan for a quarter or course at Friday Harbor Labs. Meet faculty, TAs, and students from past quarters, and learn about the courses offered this year.
Office of Student Veteran Life Open House/ 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. / Husky Union Building room 327
Come out to the brand new Office of Student Veteran Life for its first ever Open House as we welcome campus student veterans to meet the staff and other student veteran as well as see the space where vets and their dependents can gather, study, and grab a free cup of coffee on campus. Check out what we’re doing with the office but pardon the construction as we continue to build the space designed by student veterans. FREE coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Ignite Social Change: Bachelor of Social Welfare Information Session/ 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m. / Husky Union Building room 307
Are you passionate about social justice? Undecided on a major? Inspired by the idea of promoting social & economic justice for poor and oppressed populations, maximizing human welfare, and enhancing the quality of life for all? Join our School of Social Work ambassadors to learn more about UW’s Bachelor of Social Welfare degree! Please register at http://socialwork.uw.edu/admissions.
Leadership Firesides with Deena Pierott, Founder, iUrban Tenn Tech / 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building Lounge
Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. Learn more about the speaker and RSVP here.
Tillman Military Scholarship Information Session / 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. / Husky Union Building room 327
Join the University of Washington’s Tillman Military Scholars James Chally and Katherine Hough as they offer advice on becoming a Tillman Military Scholar. The Tillman scholarship is open to all honorably discharged veterans, military spouses, and current active duty service members and covers educational and living expenses while pursuing their degree. Scholarship applications open on Feb. 2nd and will close on Mar. 1, 2016. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation or the scholarship program, visit http://pattillmanfoundation.org.
Master of Social Work (MSW) Online Webinar / 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. / Online (register to receive the link)
Ignite social change! If graduate school is on your radar and you are seeking a career that makes a difference, join us to learn about the Master of Social Work (MSW) program and the competitive admission process. All majors are welcome to apply, and no GRE is required. Register for this January 21st online webinar (or the February 8th in-person info session) at http://socialwork.uw.edu/admissions.
Langston Hughes Project Presents: 12 Moods for Jazz and UW Spoken Word / 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. / Ethnic Cultural Theater
As a part of MLK Week, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center has sponsored a collaboration between the Langston Hughes Project and R.E.T.R.O., UW’s spoken word student group. Share in the artistic splendor of past meeting present as these groups deliver a night of musical and poetic performances that center around social justice.

Saturday, January 23

Women's Basketball vs. Washington State / Start time 2 p.m. / 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 at http://www.gohuskies.com/.

Tuesday, January 26

Pre-Health Group Advising Session / 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall #258
Join other students interested in healthcare careers to ask questions and get answers from pre-health advisers!
Diversity Career Fair / 5:30–8:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building Ballrooms
Meet employers at the 35th Annual Diversity Career Fair hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers! This fair is free and open to all majors (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and the Sciences). The fair attracts hundreds of local and national employers from business & industry, the non-profit sector and government agencies.

Thursday, January 28

The Commute Concierge is in the House / 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building 141a
Still figuring out your commute to, from and around campus? You’re in luck! Commute Concierge is in the house - and by house we mean the Commuter Commons, HUB 141. Whether you need point-to-point trip planning, have specific questions about your current route, are looking for a carpool partner, or thinking about riding your bicycling, Commute Concierge is here to help. Drop by, ask us questions, sign-up for news and enter to win prizes! We look forward to making your commute one of the best parts of your day. Want help right now? Visit: transportation.uw.edu/commute-concierge
Science Job and Internship Recruiting Expo / 2–5 p.m. / Mary Gates Hall Commons
Are you an undergraduate science student at the UW - physical sciences, biological sciences, environmental sciences, ChemE or BioE? Then don't miss our second-annual Science Job and Internship Recruiting Expo! This unique mini-career 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.
From Dolphin to Husky - Shoreline Community College Reunion / 4–5 p.m. / Husky Union Building room 145
Did you attend Shoreline Community College before transferring to UW? At this mixer, meet other Shoreline alumni who are currently attending UW. There will be food, drink, socializing, and a panel discussion on the UW experience. Please RSVP here.
Leadership Firesides / 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. / Husky Union Building Lounge
Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. Learn more about the speaker and RSVP here.