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. Huskies everywhere throw on their favorite gear to show off their Purple Pride, 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.

Grab a free W cupcake, a slice of pizza and UW shirt. Throw your Dubs up in the photo booth, enjoy music by UWAVE and hang with fellow Huskies.

YOU are part of the Purple & Gold UW Bothell community. All are welcome at this free event. #youWBothell

W Day 2023

Information about W Day 2023 is coming soon. Check out the 2022 Party on the Plaza information below for an idea of the fun to come!

W Day Party on the Plaza

  • Friday, October 14, 2022
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • UW Bothell Plaza

Live DJ

UWAVE will be providing music!

The forecast calls for sprinkles!

W Cupcakes from Trophy Cupcakes will be distributed by UW Bothell leadership including Chancellor Esterberg, vice chancellors, deans and ASUWB.

FREE UW Bothell t-shirts

while supplies last

FREE UW Bothell Stickers

while supplies last


  • games
  • giveaways
  • Educators thank-you station


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