First Year Programs

What is Dawg Daze?

Dawg Daze has been a longstanding tradition of the University of Washington and is one of the nation’s largest weeks of welcome. Started in Fall of 2000, Dawg Daze has grown from 13 events to over 500 events and activities in 2023 in partnership and collaboration with more than 180 departments and student organizations representing a diverse array of resources and opportunities.   

Dawg Daze activities range from academic workshops and info sessions to concerts and games, and includes New Husky Welcome Day. New Husky Welcome Day features New Student Convocation and Husky Kick-off, where students can take their iconic class “W” photo on the field at Husky Stadium.