Events for Transfer Students

You’ll receive a final copy of the Dawg Daze schedule of events at Check-In. Be sure to check in for Dawg Daze when you first arrive on campus! Your Schedule of Events and Dawg Pass/Visual Schedule will both help you choose which events and workshops you want to attend throughout the next week.

Keep an eye out for the Dawg Daze Key Events!
They are necessary experiences for students starting out at UW: making friends, connecting with professors, finding your passion and learning the keys to balance are the recipes for success as a UW student. We’ve created these Key Events to help you craft your own path – so don’t miss out on what everybody will be talking about on the first day of school!

Capture the Flag with Alpha Phi Omega…at NIGHT!

Rainier Vista

Friday, September 27th, 8:00 PM–10:30 PM

In a mood for some fun and friendly competition? Join the brothers of Alpha Phi Omega for a game (or two) of Capture the Flag…at NIGHT! APO is a national co-ed service fraternity dedicated to promoting leadership, friendship, and service through its work on campus, in the community, nationwide, and to each other. Come learn about what make this organization so great, and how membership can contribute to a successful college experience! Open to all incoming freshmen, transfers, current, and graduate students, male or female.

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity (EXPD) – Open House & Info Sessions

Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Room 171

Tuesday, September 24th, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Come and learn about the opportunities available at the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity at our Open House and workshops! We’re excited to meet you and help you get involved with our nine programs related to community engagement, research, and scholarships. Please visit us during one of these events: Open House - come have some snacks, and talk to advisers about our programs! Scholarships workshop - 1:30 to 2:30pm in MGH171E Community Engaged Programs workshop - 2:30 to 3:30pm in MGH171E Research workshop - 3:30 to 4:30pm in MGH171E Our center connects students with opportunities to engage with Research, Community Engagement, and Scholarships, and includes 9 programs. Visit us at or on Facebook for more information!

Commuter Fair

Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 145

Monday, September 23rd, 12:30 PM–2:00 PM

Do you commute to campus? Join us at the Commuter Fair to learn more about your resources as a commuter student! Commuter services, Commuter Commons and many more commuter-related resources will be there to help answer your questions. Join us for snacks and meet other students who also commute!

Connect-to-Campus Tour: How to Make the Most of UW

Departs from Suzzallo Library (SUZ) Steps

Friday, September 20th, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Saturday, September 21st, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Saturday, September 21st, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Do you want to do research alongside Nobel Laureates? How about working with cheetahs in Africa, or handling a $50,000 budget? These are just some of the possible opportunities at UW which will help you make the most of your UW experience. This tour will cover some of the enriching opportunities UW offers in volunteering, student employment, leadership, foreign study and research. Take this tour and get started early.

Cool Careers and Collaborative Health Sciences

Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences (HSA), Lobby

Monday, September 23rd, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

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.

Food Vendors on Red Square

Red Square

Wednesday, September 25th, 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

Thursday, September 26th, 8:00 AM–2:00 PM

Join the UW tradition of music and food on Red Square for the first two days of classes. This year, our long time food vendors, Coca Cola and Odwalla from Bellevue, Bay Laurel To Go on campus, Theo Chocolate from Fremont, Krusteaz and Shepherd’s Grain Family Wheat Farmers from Eastern Washington, Wilcox Cage Free Eggs from Roy, WA, Essential Baking Company in South Seattle, Blazing Bagels in Redmond, Pleasant Valley Farms from Mt. Vernon and Medosweet Milk from dairies on the Enumclaw Plateau, will provide free food and beverage samples and talk about their efforts to help support the UW’s drive to provide the most sustainable food system in the country. See you all on Red Square!

Foster School of Business: Week of Welcome Ice Cream Social

Paccar Hall (PCAR), 2nd Floor

Tuesday, September 24th, 2:00 PM–3:30 PM

Come enjoy some cool treats served by the Undergraduate Programs office and meet some of our phenomenal student organizations!

Freshman Convocation and President’s Picnic

Hec Edmundson Pavilion (EBP) & Rainier Vista

Sunday, September 22nd, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Join the University’s official welcoming ceremony for new students. Hear from President Michael Young and learn about UW tradition, your classmates, and the exciting educational opportunities that await you. Afterwards, enjoy a great picnic lunch under a massive tent on Rainier Vista and chat informally with the President, faculty, and members of the administration. Visit the Convocation website at

Home Is Where The Art Is

The Quad, North End Stairs

Monday, September 23rd, 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Kick-off the school year by sending off a post card home and to friends at other schools! FREE post cards, stamps, swag and food will be available! Meet School of Art Advisers and learn more about majors in Art, Art History and Design!

Husky Cycling Dawg Daze Introduction Rides

In front of the Intramural Activities Building (IMA)

Saturday, September 21st, 9:30 AM–1:30 PM

Saturday, September 28th, 9:30 AM–1:30 PM

Come kick off the school year with the Husky Cycling Club! The Husky Cycling Club is open to all UW students, faculty, and staff, and welcomes all skill and experience levels. In addition to maintaining an active recreational riding scene year-round, Husky Cycling fields powerhouse road, cyclocross, mountain bike, and track racing teams with regional and national championship titles. This ride is the perfect chance to meet fellow UW cyclists, ask questions about the club, and learn about how you can get involved with UW's biggest and most diverse cycling community. Riders will meet in front of the IMA and then ride in different groups based on distance, speed, and time preferences. A women's-only group will also be available. There will be suitable options for everyone, from those just getting started to experienced cyclists. Come on the ride today and see what it’s all about! Social pace, no-drop policy, stops for water, and a team lunch at the end of the ride! HELMET REQUIRED. For more information, visit

Husky Kick-Off

Husky Stadium

Sunday, September 22nd, 2:15 PM–4:30 PM

Join the Washington tradition and kick off the 2013 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 Freshman Interest Group (FIG) or Transfer Interest Group (TrIG), with your FIG or TrIG Leader. Meet current students eager to show you the ropes. Check-in begins at 1:40pm.

Late Night Shopping at Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer, Buses depart from Memorial Way (near the flagpole) or off NE Campus Pkwy on West Campus

Monday, September 23rd, 9:00 PM–11:00 PM

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.

Let’s Get Physical: Athletics Tour

Departs from Suzzallo Library (SUZ) Steps

Friday, September 20th, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Saturday, September 21st, 2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Saturday, September 21st, 3:00 PM–4:00 PM

Do you enjoy running or biking on scenic trails? Do you like to play sports? Do you want to find ways to stay in shape? Are you interested in attending a Husky sporting event with thousands of other screaming fans? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the athletics tour is right for you. We invite you to join us in learning more about staying active and involved through physical activities. Let's get physical!

Live to LEAD Presented by AIESEC Seattle

Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 250

Tuesday, September 24th, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

Wednesday, September 25th, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Thursday, September 26th, 3:30 PM–4:30 PM

Come join us for a dose of inspiration! AIESEC Seattle is excited to present to you a short talk series showcasing AIESEC members who have grown through their UW college careers, and have a personal story to share with all Dawgs. AIESEC is the world's largest student-run organization that promotes "Peace and Fulfillment Humankind's Potential" through international internships and leadership roles in the local community.

Medical Laboratory Science: Another Option in Healthcare Careers

Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 307

Monday, September 23rd, 10:00 AM–10:30 AM

Monday, September 23rd, 10:30 AM–11:00 AM

Monday, September 23rd, 11:00 AM–11:30 AM

Monday, September 23rd, 11:30 AM–12:00 PM

Monday, September 23rd, 12:00 PM–12:30 PM

Monday, September 23rd, 12:30 PM–1:00 PM

Monday, September 23rd, 1:00 PM–1:30 PM

Monday, September 23rd, 1:30 PM–2:00 PM

Come meet the academic adviser for the bachelor of science degree in Medical Technology. Learn about this 60-year-old competitive major and just exactly what Medical Laboratory Scientists do.

Pizza Bake and Square Dance!

UW Student Farm: Botany Greenhouse, Cob Oven

Saturday, September 28th, 3:00 PM–6:00 PM

The UW Student Farm and Student Food Co-op present an afternoon of fun, food and friends! Come on by our wood fired oven to bake a pizza and dance your socks off!

Q Center & Queer Student Commission Welcome Luncheon

Husky Union Building (HUB), Lyceum

Friday, September 27th, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM

Lesbian? Gay? Straight~ish? Trans? Queer? Two-Spirit? Questioning? No labels needed? Excited about starting school? Us too! Celebrate new digs for the Q Center and the QSC and come on over to the HUB, from 12pm - 1:30pm on Friday, September 27, to be welcomed and celebrated as the Q Center and the ASUW Queer Student Commission kick off the new year with a free luncheon. Everyone is welcome. FREE FOOD, great speakers, and lots of fun for all! Be there for all or part of it! Community, alumni, faculty and staff are welcomed to come support our new and returning students at this annual free luncheon on campus.

QUAD FLICKS: Mystery Movie

The Quad

Friday, September 20th, 8:00 PM–10:00 PM

Bring a blanket and join us for UW's outdoor movie experience. Visit to vote for your favorite movie. The top vote-getter will be shown. Look for tons of refreshments, giveaways, and fun to be provided. Make sure to grab a Root Beer Float from our friends at Hillel UW.

Queer & Trans Student Mixer!

Husky Union Building (HUB), Q Center, Room 315

Wednesday, September 25th, 4:30 PM–6:00 PM

Cheers to another queer academic year! New to campus? Wanting to check out UW's queer community? Looking to get involved? Come hang at the Q Center for a chance to have fun, play games, meet other queer students, and learn about the ASUW Queer Student Commission! Treats and juicy, non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

Sexuality, Gender, and Treats: Oh My!

Husky Union Building (HUB), Q Center, Room 315

Tuesday, September 24th, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Tuesday, September 24th, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 24th, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Know someone who is transgender, bi, queer, gay, lesbian, Two-Spirit, asexual, poly, questioning, intersex, gender queer, gender bending, or think you might be? This workshop will acquaint you with related social groups and resources both at the UW and in Seattle at-large. Hear about the Q Center (the UW gender and sexuality campus community center), the Queer Student Commission, the Q Center's foundation of Social Justice, Queer 101, the Safe Zone Project, Queer People of Color Alliance, Q Mentoring Project, Gay & Progressive Men's Fraternity (Delta Lambda Phi), programming, how you can get involved, and much more...including food and swag!

Student Activities Fair

Red Square

Wednesday, September 25th, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Thursday, September 26th, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

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

Mary Gates Hall (MGH), Commons

Wednesday, September 25th, 6:30 PM–9:00 PM

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!

UW Campus Sustainability

Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 340

Wednesday, September 25th, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Thursday, September 26th, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Get involved with campus sustainability efforts. Students can meet representatives from the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF), a student-led green fee that is solely dedicated to funding student projects on campus, meet with Eco-Reps, a peer to peer sustainability outreach program, and find out about the UW's Climate Action Plan, a strategy for UW to reduce our carbon emissions.

UW Society of Women Engineers Info Session

Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB), Room 102

Thursday, September 26th, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Are you interested in engineering, science, math, and technology? Come learn about the UW section of the Society of Women Engineers, a fun community full of year-long opportunities for career development, social activities, and community outreach! Find out about some of our events, ways to get involved, and how to become a member!

UW Society of Women Engineers Info Session

Mechanical Engineering Building (MEB), Room 102

Thursday, September 26th, 5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Are you interested in engineering, science, math, and technology? Come learn about the UW section of the Society of Women Engineers, a fun community full of year-long opportunities for career development, social activities, and community outreach! Find out about some of our events, ways to get involved, and how to become a member!

Welcome Reception for Veterans–NOW CANCELLED

Husky Union Building (HUB) Games Area

Saturday, September 21st, 12:00 PM–2:00 PM

This event is cancelled, but please be aware of events that will take place during Veterans Appreciation Week in November. Veteran's Appreciation Week is November 4-8. You can learn more about Husky United for Military Veterans, UW's student organization for student veterans at Sorry for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.

Welcome [Back] to Odegaard! Grand Reopening Student Celebration

Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL)

Tuesday, September 24th, 1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Odegaard Undergraduate Library just completed a yearlong renovation. Come check out amazing new spaces, all designed with YOU in mind. Celebrate with snacks, giveaways, music, a photo booth, and special guests…all while getting a jump on your academic career by taking a behind-the-scenes look at the ways that the library can help you succeed! From research help to reading, resources to renovated spaces, Odegaard’s got your back 24 hours a day!