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Events from the Center for Student Involvement

Involvement Fairs

Held each quarter, the Center for Student Involvement hosts multiple Involvement Fairs throughout the school year. These fair bring together a large number of the student organization and involvement opportunities on campus - as a centralized location and event for students to find out how they can become involved. It is a perfect recruitment tool for every RSO! The fairs are held in the first or second week of each quarter. More information about signing up for tables is sent quarterly to RSO Officers and made available on DawgDen.

Club Camp

Club Camp, held in mid-September before the Autumn Quarter begins, is required for all registered student organizations for the upcoming academic year. Each organization is responsible for sending at least two officers for the all-day training. During Club Camp, RSO officers will learn about the various resources available for their organization, as well as policies and procedures that they should be aware of. In addition, attendees will have the chance to do goal setting, network with other RSO officers, and go to different workshops put on by UW Tacoma staff and student leaders. Past workshops included marketing and advertising, collaborating with organizations and departments, and transferring your officer role onto a resume.

If you missed Club Camp in September, contact the Center for Student Involvement at to set up an individualized training/information session.

RSO Canned Food Drive

The Combined Food Drive (CFD) is Washington's workplace giving campaign which provides University of Washington faculty and staff the opportunity to support local, regional, and national charities through regular one-time giving. Campaign organizers have extended the invitation to registered student organizations at UW Tacoma to help collect donated food items to give to the Tacoma Rescue Mission, a not-for-profit organization that supports people who are homeless, who struggle with addiction, and/or who are going through life struggles.

Each year during the Autumn Quarter, student organizations are able to participate in this cause by placing boxes around campus for collection. The winning organization that has accumulated the most amount of items (by quantity, not weight) will win a pizza party for their organization. Contact the Center for Student Involvement at for more information.

Block Party

Block Party is an end-of-the-year celebration for student organizations! Participating organizations are required to come up with a booth and game that aligns with the year's theme - which is selected each year by a student planning committee. Each organization is given $100.00 to help with purchasing goods and supplies to support their booth and the creation of their game. Organizations that receive the most points from the Block Party judges will receive a pizza party! Contact the Center for Student Involvement at for more information. Additionally, more information is available on the Block Party website.


The Outstanding Student Ceremony for Awards and Recognition (OSCARs), held at the end of the spring quarter, is an annual UW Tacoma tradition that celebrates the hard work of students, faculty, and staff across campus. Awards include Registered Student Organization of the Year, RSO Advisor of the Year, Student Leader of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and many more. Information about nominations for OSCARs awards is available at the end of the winter quarter each year. More information, including previous year's winners, is available on the OSCARs website.

Additional upcoming events, including event details, can be found on our Events Calendar.

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