Welcome Days

Details

When: Wednesday, December 24 2014, 8:00 AM to Friday, January 16 2015, 8:30 PM
Location: UW Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street Tacoma WA
Category: Welcome New Students

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:

On-going Events:

Title of Event: Peer Academic Advisors
Date: Daily Drop-Ins for Quick Questions
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Academic Advising Center, GWP 102
Contact Email/Website: http://tacoma.uw.edu/advising
Brief Description of Program: Peer Academic Advisors are available to answer quick questions (15 minutes or less) in-person and by telephone Monday – Friday between 9am and 4pm.

Title of Event: Office of Student Financial Aid Extended Drop-in Advising Hours
Date: January 5 – January 9, 2015
Time: Monday, Jan 5 & Tuesday, Jan 6: 9 am to 5:45 pm (Office open 8-6); Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Jan 7-9: 9 am to 4:45 pm (Office open 8-5)
Location: MAT 213
Contact Email/website: uwtfa@uw.edu www.tacoma.uw.edu/finaid
Brief Description of program: Counselors are available during drop-in advising hours to answer questions you may have about funding your UW Tacoma education.

Title of Event: Register for Winter Quarter EMBRACE
Date: Cohort A begins January 14th and Cohort B starts January 16th.
Time: Cohort A meets on Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Cohort B meets Fridays from 11:00am-1:00pm.
Location: Cohort A meets on Wednesdays in Cherry Parks room 206 C. Cohort B meets in Science building room 104.
Contact Email/website: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/diversity/programs/embrace.cfm
Brief Description of program: EMBRACE participants engage in interactive learning and delve into complex topics about a wide variety of equity, diversity, and social justice issues.

Monday, January 5th

Title of Event/Program: Drop-In Academic Advising
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Academic Advising Center, GWP 102
Contact Email/Website: http://tacoma.uw.edu/advising
Brief Description of Program: Drop-in advising with Academic Advisors and Peer Academic Advisors will be offered from 9am to 4pm for the first 3 days (January 5, 6 and 7) of Winter Quarter 2015.

Title of Event: Pop-up Career Development
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: BB Atrium
Contact Email/Website: jnelko@uw.edu
Brief Description of Program: Career Development will be popping-up around campus to answer any questions you have about career planning. Stop by to say hi, have us look at your resume, learn about LinkedIn, or anything else you would like to know about careers!

Tuesday, January 6th

University Y GRAND OPENING

Time: 12-5pm

Location: University Y

Contact Email/website: uwtsi@uw.edu

Brief Description of Program: It's finally here! Come by and have a blast at the Grand Opening of the new University Y! Games, FREE FOOD, giveaways will all be included.  There will be a plethra of activities to check out and have fun with.  More details to come!

Title of Event: Drop-In Academic Advising
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Academic Advising Center, GWP 102
Contact Email/Website: http://tacoma.uw.edu/advising
Brief Description of Program: Drop-in advising with Academic Advisors and Peer Academic Advisors will be offered from 9am to 4pm for the first 3 days (January 5, 6 and 7) of Winter Quarter 2015.

Wednesday, January 7th

Student Invovlement Fair

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Location: University Y 

Contact Email/website: uwtsi@uw.edu

Brief Description of Program: Come engage with the campus during Winter Quarter! Get more information from all the registered student organziations, meet new people, and join a club or two! Also check out the NEW Univeristy Y space!

Title of Event/Program: Drop-In Academic Advising
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Academic Advising Center, GWP 102
Contact Email/Website: http://tacoma.uw.edu/advising
Brief Description of Program: Drop-in advising with Academic Advisors and Peer Academic Advisors will be offered from 9am to 4pm for the first 3 days (January 5, 6 and 7) of Winter Quarter 2015.

Title of Event/Program: LEAD 101
Time: 12:30- 1:20
Location: CP 206c
Contact Email/website: paulpro@uw.edu or this link
Brief Description of program: Come learn more about LEAD: a leadership certificate program that will “count” and help you grow in leadership activities you may already be doing. Gain an overview of leadership theory and establish your own framework/path for leadership growth. Put theory into practice with activities and begin to think intentionally about your leadership development.

Title of Event: Resume Workshop
Time: 12:30-1:20
Location: KEY 102
Contact Email/Website: jnelko@uw.edu
Brief Description of Program: Learn how to best represent your professional brand in this resume workshop where we will cover the basics of writing your marketing document. Bring a paper copy of your resume to take notes.

Thursday, January 8th

Title of Event/Program: Center for Service and Leadership “Growing-Open House”
Time: 12:30- 2:30pm
Location: MAT 107
Contact Email/website: shelton8@uw.edu and paulpro@uw.edu
Brief Description of program: Join us for the opening of the new Center for Service and Leadership with pastries and coffee. Learn more about the service and leadership efforts happening in Student Engagement and help us brainstorm ways the center can grow to support faculty and staff service efforts across campus.

Title of Event/Program: Diversity Resource Center (DRC) – Winter Welcome!
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: WCG104
Contact Email/website: divrescn@uw.edu
Brief Description of program: Join us in the DRC for music, activities, food, swag and more!

Friday, January 9th

Title of Event/Program: LEAD 101
Time: 1:30- 2:20
Location: SCI 104
Contact Email/website: paulpro@uw.edu or this link
Brief Description of program: Come learn more about LEAD: a leadership certificate program that will “count” and help you grow in leadership activities you may already be doing. Gain an overview of leadership theory and establish your own framework/path for leadership growth. Put theory into practice with activities and begin to think intentionally about your leadership development.

Monday, January 12th

Title of Event/Program: Identity, Frames and Stereotypes
Time: 12:30-1:30
Location: CP 206c
Contact Email/website: paulpro@uw.edu or this link
Brief Description of Program: Leadership starts at home. When was the last time you caught yourself making an assumption? We make them all the time, but how aware are we of them? We will explore your perspectives, societal frames and stereotypes that inform your way of thinking.

Title of Event: Information Session for the M.Ed. K-8 Teacher Certification program
Time: 12:30pm
Location: CP 331
Contact Email: carlavr@uw.edu
Brief Description of Program: Consider becoming a K-8 Teacher! Learn more at this Information Session.

Title of Event: Professional Wardrobe Workshop and Clothing Drive
Time: 12:30-1:20
Location: KEY 102
Contact Email/Website: jnelko@uw.edu
Brief Description of Program: Not sure what to wear to your interview? What do they mean by business casual? Is it appropriate to have tattoos at work? We will cover the basics of the interview and work dress code in this workshop. **If you have work-friendly clothing to donate, then bring it by! We will be donating clothes to Catholic Community Services for folks in our community who cannot afford quality work attire.

Title of Event/Program: UWT NetImpact - Penny Wars + 2015 Net Impact Conference
Time: 12:30
Location: TLB 300 C
Contact Email/website: DerekCo@uw.edu
https://tacoma.collegiatelink.net/organization/uwtnetimpact
https://www.facebook.com/UWTNetImpact
Brief Description of program: Net Impact is hosting Penny Wars for RSOs to compete in friendly competition and raise money for local charities!
Net Impact is also preparing to help host the 2015 Net Impact conference next November in Seattle. This presents a great opportunity to network with thousands of like minded students and business people to help create sustainable change in our communities!

Tuesday, January 13th

Title of Event: Pop-up Career Development
Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: BHS Atrium
Contact Email/Website: jnelko@uw.edu
Brief Description of Program: Career Development will be popping-up around campus to answer any questions you have about career planning. Stop by to say hi, have us look at your resume, learn about LinkedIn, or anything else you would like to know about careers!

Title of Event/Program: New and Returning Veterans – Meet & Greet
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Veteran and Military Services, MAT 206
Contact Email/website: Victor Flores, vflores@uw.edu, 253.692.5617
Brief Description of program: Come and join us at the Veterans and Military Services office as we welcome our new & returning veteran and military students to the University of Washington Tacoma campus. The event will provide you an opportunity to meet other student veterans, network and join the Student Veterans Organization. All is welcomed and we hope to see you there at MAT 206!

Wednesday, January 14th

Title of Event: Information Session for the M.Ed. Secondary Math or Science Teacher Certification program
Time: 12:30pm
Location: CP 331
Contact Email: carlavr@uw.edu
Brief Description of program: Consider becoming a Secondary (middle/high school) Math or Science Teacher! Learn more at this Information Session.

Title of Event/Program: The Problem of Police Brutality and Racism in Perspective
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: William Philip Hall (WPH)
Contact Email/website: divrescn@uw.edu
Brief Description: Join us for a continuing conversation.
My journey from Ferguson to Tacoma
Carolyn West, Associate Professor of Psychology,
author of Violence in the Lives of Black Women: Battered, Black and Blue

The history of police brutality
Luther Adams, Associate Professor of African American and U.S. History,
author of Way Up North to Louisville

Sponsors:

Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies Major
Center for the Study of Community and Society, UWT
Diversity Resource Center
Black Student Union, UWT
Ethnic Gender and Labor Studies Student Organization (ESO), UWT

Thursday, January 15th

Title of Event: Annual Debra Friedman Lecture
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: William Philip Hall
Brief Description of Program: Co-Producing the City: UW Tacoma as an Anchor Institution Featuring Dr. Wim Wiewel, President at Portland State University