First Year Programs

Dawg Daze Overview

Each year, the University of Washington welcomes over 8,000 new undergraduates to the campus and the U-District. Dawg Daze is the UW’s comprehensive effort to build community among new students, assist them in their transition, and introduce them to their new neighborhood. The program is massive, with more than 350 events over ten days and participation by more than 60 campus departments. The scale of events ranges from 5,000-person concerts and rallies to small, personalized walking tours of campus. We invite you to join this longstanding UW tradition and one of the country's most extensive college student welcome programs! 

Sponsorship at Dawg Daze will help your company or group become an advocate for all that the UW has to offer. As the state’s flagship university, the UW provides world-class academics, renowned art, music and drama, and elite athletics. The UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest. In addition to the entering class, your marketing can make a lasting impression on the broader UW community of 36,000 undergraduate students, 13,000 graduate students, and more than 10,000 faculty and staff.