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Tuesday, September 27 2016, 8:00 AM to Friday, October 7 2016, 11:45 PM

Welcome to the University of Washington Tacoma! We are ecstatic that you are joining the Husky Family. Fall is just around the corner, and now is a good time to begin thinking about the journey you will be embarking upon. We understand how important it is for you to get prepared before classes begin. Welcome Days is filled with activities and events that are designed to help you get your feet on the ground and get involved. Across campus there will be a host of events, from the Involvement Fair to service projects and academic departments' open house.  

For a full list of events check out below:

Autumn Quarter Involvement Fair

Date: September 28

Time: 12pm-1:30pm

Location: Prairie Line Trail

Contact email: hansen7@uw.edu

Brief Description: Meet a number student organizations and learn about how to get involved on campus!


Advising Drop-In Days

Date: September 28, 29 & 30, 2016

Time: 9:00 - 4:00

Location: Academic Advising Center, GWP 102

Contact Email/website: uwtaac@u.washington.edu ,  http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/undergraduate-advising-directory or http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/academic-advising-center/academic-advising-center

Brief Description of program: The Academic Advising Center will be available for drop-in advising from 9:00-4:00 for all Freshmen, Undeclared, and School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) students.  For all other students, please contact your programs office to check for their drop-in availability.


New Student Open House

Date: September 28 – October 7, 2016

Time: 9am – 5pm

Location: Social Work & Criminal Justice Program Office, WCG-203

Contact Email/website: tsocial@uw.edu, tcrim@uw.edu / http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/social-work/social-work

Brief Description of program: Stop by and enter your name in a drawing, meet the faculty and staff and grab a snack before heading to class!


Peanut Butter & Jelly Making

Date: September 29

Time:  12-2pm

Location: Jane Russell

Contact Email/website:  www.tacoma.uw.edu/CSLevents

Brief Description of program:  Make a sandwich.  Make a friend. Help a community!  It only takes a few minutes to make a difference in the community. Come join us in making sandwiches for those in need and help St. Leos Food Connection! 


Husky Football Viewing Party

Date:  Friday, September 30, 2016           

Time:  5:00 – 9:30 p.m.      

Location:  University Y Student Center, Room 303/304

Contact Email/website:  rmumtaz@ymcapkc.org

Brief Description of Program: Join us at the University Y Student Center on Friday, September 30 from 5-9:30pm for a blockbuster football game between Pac-12 favorites, UW and Stanford. Try rock climbing or MIXXEDFIT to kill some time before kickoff! Want to try those with a guest? No problem, because guests are free to join in on the fun during the event! Kickoff is at 6pm and there will be plenty of food, beverages, carnival games, and even Hendrix the Mascot will be present!


2016 Convocation

Date:  Friday, September 30, 2016           

Time:  12:30 – 3 p.m.      

Location:  Processional Locations, Grand Staircase and Gillenwater Plaza

Contact Email/website:  eventuwt@uw.edu or www.tacoma.uw.edu/convocation

Brief Description of program: Join Chancellor Mark Pagano as he welcome new and returning students to the start of the 2016-17 academic year. We will gather on the Grand Staircase for the welcome followed by an all-student BBQ.


Day of Caring Registration

Date:  8/31-10/7

Time:  Register Now!

Location: CSL MAT 107

Contact Email/website:  www.tacoma.uw.edu/DayOfCaring

Brief Description of program:Connect with campus and community by registering for a day of service!  Join over 100 students and staff as we do volunteer blitz for our south sound nonprofits on October 15th 8-5pm.  Registration closes October 7th!  So registrar today!


Fred Meyer College Night

Date: October 1

Time: 9pm-11pm

Location: 7250 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA

Contact email: hansen7@uw.edu

Brief Description: Join your fellow UW Tacoma Huskies at the Tacoma Pacific Fred Meyer for College Night! There will be great deals to help you stock up for the school year, freebies, and giveaways! We will be providing free transportation from campus with regular pickups in front of Court 17.


W Photo

Date: October 3

Time: 12:30 pm

Location: Court 17 Green

Contact email: reedb6@uw.edu

Brief Description: Come out and be a part of something BIGGER! Wear purple and join us for this years W Photo and show your UW pride. There will free food, photos with Hendrix and giveaways for students. You don't want to miss this opportunity to show your school spirit with the rest of campus!


Center for Service and Leadership Open House

Date: October 3

Time:  12:30-2:00pm (office also open all day)

Location: MAT 107

Contact Email/website:  www.tacoma.uw.edu/CSLevents

Brief Description of program:  Join us for snacks and service!  Learn about the leadership certificates and service opportunities the CSL has to offer you!  Students and staff are all welcome.  Come tell us about service work you are doing or would like to do.  Mix, mingle and make a difference!


Hot Dogs with the Top Dawgs

Date: October 4

Time: 11:30-1:00pm

Location: Prairie Line Trail

Contact email: asuwtp@uw.edu

Brief Description: ASUWT is partnering with the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellors in order to bring you joy and provide you with an opportunity to enjoy a FREE hot dog. Interested in getting to know your ASUWT, Chancellor, and vice Chancellors come to the Hot Dogs with the Top Dogs.  


Pokémon Go Meet Up


Date: October 5, 2016

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Location: Gillenwater Plaza

Contact Email/website: hansen7@uw.edu

Brief Description of program: Calling all trainers – come meet your Pokemon Go teammates! We’ll provide the lures on the Gillenwater Plaza pokestop and some team-themed snacks so you can level up, make new friends, and make a gameplan for dominating the Dawghouse gym!



Center for Equity and Inclusion Open House

Date: Wednesday, October 5

Time: 12-2pm

Location: CEI (WCG 104)

Contact Email/website: drortega@uw.edu; Tacoma.uw.edu/equity

Brief Description of program: Come learn more about the Center for Equity & Inclusion during our Fall Open House! Trivia, prizes, snacks and fun will be provided!


Community Building Workshop

Date: October 5th 

Time: 12:30-1:30 pm

Location: CP 106

Contact Email/website: lauray2@uw.edu or nataley@uw.edu

Brief Description of program: A fun team building exercise called The Marshmallow Challenge. This group activity raises the question of who can build the tallest tower? This activity aims to create different strategies of communication and explores different ways of teamwork and leadership growth through an interactive group activity.


Air Hockey Tournament

Date: October 5, 6 & 7

         Registration Open 9/19-9/30

Time: 12-2pm & 5-7pm

Location: UWY Game Room

Contact email: uwyevent@uw.edu

Brief Description: Come out and show your skills by registering for the first game tournament of the year – Air Hockey! Registration is open September 19 – 30 at Orientation Resource Fairs, the Involvement Fair (9/28), and at any time in the Center for Student Involvement (UWY 107). Tournament dates are October 5, 6 and 7 and all games will be played in the University Y Game Room. Winner of the tournament will receive a gift card prize!


Students Support Programs Social Event

Date: Thursday, October 6th

Time: 1130-130 pm

Location: Jane Russell Commons

Contact Email/website: Nhan D. Hoang, nhoang66@uw.edu Victor Flores, vflores@uw.edu

Brief Description of program:  Student Support Programs (SSP) is celebrating the incoming class of 2016-17 with a Welcome Week Social Event! Welcome all the student, staff, and faculty to come to get to know and connect with SSP and among each other. There will be light refreshment, bookmark making materials, and a chance to ask questions about UW Tacoma and network with other students.


The Pantry Open House

Date: Thursday, October 6

Time: 11:30-1:30pm

Location: The Pantry (DOU 104)

Contact Email/website: drortega@uw.edu/tacoma.uw.edu/thepantry

Brief Description of program: The Pantry exists to provide FREE supplemental, nutritional, and culturally relevant food as well as hygiene items to all currently enrolled UWT students on campus. Come visit us during our Open House to learn more about The Pantry and how we can serve you!


Residence Life Grand Opening at Court 17

Date: October 6

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location: Court 17

Contact email: emirecki@uw.edu

Brief Description: The Housing and Residence Life staff is busy transforming the Court 17 Apartments into UW Tacoma’s first residence hall for the start of the Fall 2016 quarter. This is a significant development for our campus community, as we expect to have over 275 students living on campus. Please plan on joining us on Thursday, October 6  at 12:30 PM for an official ribbon-cutting and open house to celebrate the opening of the Court 17 Residence Hall!


2016 Debra Friedman Annual Lecture

Date:  Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time:  6 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: William W. Philip Hall

Contact Email/website: http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/calendar/homepage-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D119653630

Brief Description of program: Judith Bell is the Vice President of Programs at the San Francisco Foundation. Judith brings extensive experience in strategic planning and policy development, with a focus on economic and social equity to the Foundation.  Previous to joining the Foundation, Judith was the President of PolicyLink where she had been since its inception, becoming President in 2004. As President, Judith worked to develop the organization into a national leader on a range of equity issues, with her particular focus being policy development and campaign strategy at the local, state, and national levels. Her leadership helped ignite a new national narrative around access and opportunity for all people with a focus on improving health and infrastructure, including increasing access to healthy foods.



Magic with Haydini

Date: October 7

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Carwein Auditorium

Contact email: sabfun@uw.edu

Brief Description: Join the Student Activities Board for a night of magic! Haydini is a 22 year old entertainer who specializes in the art of magic and sleight of hand, mentalism, theater, and comedy.  He has won multiple awards from reputable magic organizations nationwide such as the Society of American Magicians, and has been gaining popularity for his original and offbeat-style magic show.

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