W Day

Together UW

Two students smiling and holding up their W Day stickers on the plaza.

Every year on W Day, Huskies turn the world purple and gold, coming together to share their love for the UW. What began in 2011 as the University’s 150th anniversary celebration now lives on as an annual tri-campus party.

So, let’s celebrate what it means to be a Husky! All are welcome at this free, community event on the UW Bothell campus.

W Day 2023

It’s the UW’s 162nd birthday, and we’re celebrating YOU! W Day is an annual communitywide party that also marks the start of Homecoming. Check out all the events planned this year for Husky families, faculty, staff, and students!

W Day Party on the Plaza

  • Friday, October 20, 2023
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • UW Bothell Plaza

FREE W Day T-Shirts

The Forecast Calls for Sprinkles!

W cupcakes from Trophy Cupcakes will be available to attendees while supplies last!


  • Games
  • Giveaways
  • Dogs


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