Events & Activities

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast: 
Let's Talk About Action
Monday, January 16, 2017

The 11th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast will be held on January 16, 2017 to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and his historic civic leadership that inspired a nation to strive for equality. This gathering honors the message of Dr. King and the progress he continues to inspire.


Annual Urban Studies Forum: 
Immigrant Labor and the Regional Economy: Assessing the South Sound's Prospects as a Welcoming Region    
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Immigrants have played a major role in the revitalization of neighborhoods, the improvement of local economies and the cultural enrichment of urban areas. Join us to discuss the experience and impact of immigrants in various cities across the country, including the Pacific Northwest.


South Sound Technology Conference
Friday, March 3, 2017

The South Sound Technology Conference provides a forum that increases the awareness of technology’s impact on our personal and professional lives, and the role it can play in the development of our South Sound economy through technology.


Urban Studies Annual Lecture Series: What Does Housing a Detention Center Mean to a Welcoming Region?   
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Over the last two decades, the number of raids and arrests in the U.S. has accompanied long detentions in specially-built detention centers. The Port of Tacoma houses one such facility. What does this mean for a Welcoming City? Considering that cities such as Chicago have passed ordinances refusing to detain or deport law-abiding undocumented residents, can a region be called a welcoming place if a large number of people remain in legal limbo for a long time in its territory? 


Paulsen Lecture
Wednesday, May 3, 2017    

The Arthur R. and Anna Mae Paulsen Endowed Visiting Chair in Public Affairs is a lecture series designed to bring provocative, nationally known speakers to the UW Tacoma campus.


Debra Friedman Memorial Lecture
People Place Power: Advancing Racial and Economic Equity in Changing Communities
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Featuring Judith Bell, Vice President, The San Francisco Foundation. As communities face economic and demographic changes — and new forms of work and education, and policies that don’t always consider all of us — they seek positive reforms and to understand the impact of advancing equity and greater inclusion. What successes and struggles can we learn from? How are communities addressing new levels of prosperity that are widening inequality and impeding upward mobility? 


Annual Summer Soiree
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Progressive dinner on the Prairie Line Trail with prix fixe menu by restaurateur Gordon Naccarato and Executive Chef Alexander Anton

Net proceeds benefit UW Tacoma student scholarships.

 


Paint the Park Purple
Friday, August 4, 2017

If you bleed purple and gold, you won’t want to miss the party at Paint the Park Purple. Cheney Stadium will be transformed with special Husky purple uniforms, t-shirt giveaways, a visit from Hendrix the Husky and more.

Past Events

Convocation
Friday, September 30, 2016

Convocation is a traditional event to welcome students to university life. Because UW Tacoma is so well connected and supported by its surrounding community, we begin our celebration in the city by marching to campus in different processionals, led by musicians, from different locations.