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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 250 events over 10 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 be a part of this longstanding UW tradition and one of the largest college student welcome programs in the country! 

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, 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 27,000 undergraduate students, 13,000 graduate students, and more than 10,000 faculty and staff.