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Are you new to UW Tacoma?

Looking for a way to get involved?

Are you a returning student wanting to connect more to campus?

Make sure to check out Welcome Days at the
beginning of each new quarter!

Welcome Days offers students a variety of ways to meet new people, learn about UW Tacoma, and get immersed into UW Tacoma and Husky culture. This quarter is unique and unprecedented, with classes only being offered remotely in order to address the ever-evolving concerns with COVID-19.  To ensure the safety and health of our students and community, Welcome Days (as well as many other in-person activities) have had to be either cancelled or reimagined.

That being said, Welcome Days is still here, helping you to discover resources and make connections on campus.  Especially now with most of our interactions being virtual, we recognize the importance of connection!  It might be different from what we once imagined, but we will continue to innovate new ways for you to learn about campus.  UW Tacoma is a place where you will learn how to encounter, analyze, and response to some of the world's greatest challenges.  Huskies preserve and persist even in difficult times. No better place to start than right here.

To new Huskies, welcome to UW Tacoma!  To returning Huskies, welcome back!

Spring 2020 Events

Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31

First Day of School Pictures

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | On Facebook and Instagram!
Hosted by First Generation Student Initiatives and Student Activities Board 
Remember dressing up for your first day of classes?  Remember having to take a photo for your family while you begrudgingly smiled on the front stoop as the bus approached?  Capture your first day back in classes (and maybe a little nostalgia) with First Gen Fellows!  Make sure to capture your accomplishments and your excitement!
How to Participate:
  1. Take a photo/selfie with the "dubs" sign
  2. Tag First Gen Fellows on Facebook @First Gen Fellows or Instagram at @first.gen.fellows
  3. Use the hashtags: #FirstGenUWTacoma and #UWTWelcomeDays

You will then be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card!

Thursday, April 2

Information Session: Study Abroad 101

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Via Zoom at https://washington.zoom.us/j/935352732
Hosted by the Office of Global Affairs and First Generation Student Initiatives
Please join us via Zoom to talk about: how to fit study abroad into your degree plan; examples of study abroad programs; and scholarships that can help fund international experiences.


6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Will occur virtually!  Via Zoom at: https://washington.zoom.us/j/807447689
Hosted by the Student Activities Board
BINGO! as we all know and love...just virtual this time around.  8 rounds of BINGO, each with a chance to win fabulous prizes.  Trust us: you don't want to miss what it becoming a beloved tradition for Welcome Days.
Prior to joining the Zoom meeting, you will also need to generate your own Bingo Card online using this link: https://bingobaker.com/play/2922993.  In order to win, you will need to show a card from this website!

Friday, April 3

Information Session: Intro to Fellowships

12:30 p.m. | Via Zoom at https://washington.zoom.us/j/328783176
Dial by your location: +1 253 215 8782 US (Meeting ID: 328 783 176​)
Hosted by the Office of Global Affairs
Are you a motivated student with ambition and passion for what you do? Interested in funding for transformative opportunities such as research, social justice or public service work, international travel, or graduate school? Then come to an “Intro to Fellowships” workshop.
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn: (1) What fellowships are, (2) How to find the right opportunities for you, and (3) How to apply for fellowships.
Not sure what a fellowship is? Take a sneak peek at the Student Fellowships website, a unit that supports UW Tacoma students in their applications to nationally competitive fellowships as well as some UW-wide opportunities.

Wednesday, April 15

Student Involvement Fair

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Virtual Engagment Opportunity Pending; return here for link soon!
Hosted by the Center for Student Involvement
Are you into RPG's?  Are you looking to make a political statement?  Do you enjoy writing?  Are you looking to get involved on campus?  Well, bring your passions and yourself to the Student Involvement Fair to connect with Registered Student Organizations, Campus Departments, and other groups that will help your passions flourish.  Keep connected in your time on campus!