University of Washington

Dawg Daze


When is Fall Dawg Daze?
Fall Dawg Daze starts Thursday, 9/20* through Sunday, 9/29.

*If you live in the residence halls and are assigned to a Friday, 9/21st move-in, you should not change your move-in date. Thursday/Friday are check-in dates for Dawg Daze.

How Do I Get Here?
Need help getting to campus for Dawg Daze? Connect with Commute Options to get a personalized commute plan!

Do I need to check in for Dawg Daze?
Don’t forget to check-in for your VIP access to all Dawg Daze events. To receive your Dawg Pass, be sure to check in for Dawg Daze once you are on campus at the following locations:

9/20 & 9/21 @ Residence Halls 9 a.m.-4 p.m. OR from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Red Square
9/23, one hour before Quad Flicks @ Quad 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
9/25, one hour before Husky Kick-Off @ Husky Stadium 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Is it mandatory that I attend Husky Kick-Off?
All new students are expected to attend Husky Kick-Off. For those of you in a First-year Interest Group (FIG), this will be your chance to meet your FIG leader and the other incoming students in your group for the first time; Husky Kick-off will also count as your first meeting of the quarter. For those of you NOT in a FIG this will be a great opportunity to connect with other students, and it is expected that you also attend.

Are the events free?
The majority of Dawg Daze events are free, with a few exceptions (President’s Picnic, Mariners and Sounders).

Can my Parents / Friends / Family come to Dawg Daze?
Yes, no, well maybe! Students are welcome, and encouraged, to bring their parents, family, and friends to certain events at the beginning of Dawg Daze. However, most of the events are geared toward new students. These events are designed to provide new students with opportunities to meet and interact with other incoming students!

Parents and families are welcome to attend Freshmen Convocation and President’s Picnic and can get tickets online.