Special events

W Day

W day 2021 logo with text October 15, 2021

Together UW

The UW was founded on Nov. 4, 1861. In 2011, W Day was established to commemorate the University’s 150th anniversary. Now, the W Day tradition lives on as a campus and community-wide celebration of the UW’s birthday, coinciding with Homecoming. Celebrate our UW Bothell community with students, faculty, staff and neighbors on Friday October 15! Hang with fellow Huskies and pick up a W Day shirt and other giveaways. 

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

W Day Street Fair

  • Friday, October 15
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • UW Bothell Plaza

Live DJ

UWAVE will be providing music!

'POP!' by and meet a leader!

Purple Pride Popcorn from Killian Korn will be distributed by UW Bothell leadership including Chancellor Esterberg, Vice Chancellors, Deans & ASUWB President James Archer


FREE UW Bothell t-shirts

While supplies last


Photo Booth + Light Box

provided by UW Bothell Alumni


Interactive Chalk Art 

by Priya Frank (UW '04 & UWB '11) and Jaimee Marsh (UW '09) - Leaders in community, art, & social justice



  • Games, giveaways,
  • frontline worker thank-you station 
181019A-069.jpg Student holding up a free W Day tshirt during the street fair in 2019
Holly the Husky mascot with students at 2019 W day street fair

* These pictures were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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