Come join the fun and festivities before the big event! Check out all the events below and mark your calendars!
"BEFORE I GRADUATE..." PHOTO DAY
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Stop by Commerce Plaza to provide a goal you’re hoping to achieve before you graduate from UW Tacoma. Whether in a few weeks or a few quarters, add your goal to our W and take a photo as a commitment to what you hope to do before you cross the stage at Commencement. Students will also have the opportunity to reflect back on everything they’ve managed to achieve so far. Goals will be showcased on the W in the University Y Student Center.
Lunch and LindkedIn Headshots
Topic: Empowerment and Navigation
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Location: MAT 214, on the 2nd Floor of the Mattress Factory building
Social/Networking: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Guest Speaker: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Social/Networking & LinkedIn Headshot: 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration now open, visit Lunch & LinkedIn Headshots
Calling Class of 2023 and fellow huskies (students and alumni!) All are welcome. Meet up for lunch with fellow Huskies. Come looking sharp! (looking sharp from the waist up is fine). Get ready for a pro headshot for your social media networking websites. There will be social time and networking, and a dynamic guest speaker, Andy Wong who will share his expert experience in his field about empowerment and navigation. Hosted by First Gen Fellows and Alumni Relations.
Alumni Speaker Series: Amalia Perez
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
William Philip Hall (WPH)
Join us in our Alumni Speaker Series featuring Amalia Perez, Early Leaning Director at the Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center, as she shares her career experience and academic journey. Amalia, class of '14, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Social Welfare).
Question & Answer at end of the presentation. Social time and networking through 7:30 pm in WPH with light snacks provided.
UW Tacoma Block Party: Alumni Zone
Thursday, May 18, 2023
12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tacoma Paper & Stationary (TPS) G00A
Find the Alumni Zone in the Tacoma Paper & Stationery building (TPS Ground Floor) at the UW Tacoma Block Party for fun activities, snacks, networking, socializing with other fellow huskies (students, alumni, etc.). Grab Husky alumni resource information and more! Snacks and Beverages provided.
Sponsored by Alumni Relations, UWAA, and Student Involvement
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Location: Rialto Theater, Tacoma
Join fellow Huskies on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Northwest Sinfonietta! With this program Artistic Partner Yaniv Attar and Northwest Sinfonietta join with our partner in the arts—Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center—to focus the lens on Tacoma icon Nettie Asberry, bringing her story to life with a new ballet ‘Nettie’ choreographed by Jade Solomon Curtis. The program concludes with Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s magnificent concerto for orchestra and ode to his homeland, the Variaciones Concertantes.
Use the discount code “NWSHuskies” and student tickets are only $5; Faculty, staff, and alumni can get standard tickets for just $15 (tickets are normally $22-$55). A limited number of Class of 2023 Seniors who are the first to register will get a free concessions coupon for a free beverage (pick it up when you arrive for the concert or during intermission).
Secure your tickets today!
"W" Photo Shoot
Thursday, June 1, 2023
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Meet us the W and bring your cap and gown anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to take commemorative photos you'll cherish with a professional photographer.
Campus Pop-Up Photo Backdrops
Monday, June 5, 2023 – Friday, June 9, 2023
Commencement banner backdrops will appear along the Prairie Line Trail for you and your friends to snap selfies with, as well as additional photo spots along the Grand Staircase. Come out to enjoy the sun and snap some photos!
New Grad Celebration and Alumni Happy Hour
Thursday, June 1, 2023
2:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m
Location: TBA-Suprise location near the UW Tacoma campus
Come together with fellow grads and alumni and enjoy appetizers and beverages. Family and friends are welcome. Enjoy a special toast of success to the Class of 2023. More information to come.