Special events

New class stands in circle around the sports field W


Convocation is a formal academic ceremony to welcome new students to our campus community -- and for faculty and staff to celebrate the start of a new academic year.

Read more about convocation.

photo from W day of many students and booths

W Day

W Day is an annual celebration of our UW Bothell community with students, faculty, staff and neighbors.

Read more about W Day.

Graduates at commencement as streamers come down from ceiling


Every year, we celebrate our graduates on their monumental accomplishments during our graduate hooding and commencement ceremonies.

View the commencement website for more information.

preview frame from UW Bothell's history video

Bothell Block Party & Brewfest

The Bothell Block Party & Brewfest is an annual event with breweries, wineries, cider makers, award-winning food trucks and Seattle's hottest bands.

More details and tickets on the event website.

Husky dog sits in front of a line of runners

UW Bothell Husky 5K

The UW Bothell Husky 5K is an annual, family-friendly race supporting UW Bothell student scholarships.

More details and registration on the event website.

The bronze W at night

Husky Giving Day

Husky Giving Day is an annual fundraising event. Students come to UW Bothell to change their lives. Donors can help them change the world by making a gift on Husky Giving Day.

More details on the Husky Giving Day website.