Due to COVID uncertainties, we are planning for Dawg Daze to be a hybrid of in-person and remote opportunities. Please reach out to us to learn more about opportunities and pricing.
We are happy to customize packages to meet your needs.
If you have ideas about customized sponsorship options, please contact the Dawg Daze team!
This year, we will be providing both in-person and virtual sponsorship opportunities. Please reach out to us directly to learn more about opportunities and pricing. Below are some helpful updates about UW.
- UW is planning on an in-person start to the school year. The start of the academic year is on September 29, 2021
- Dawg Daze schedule should be released end of August at uwdawgdaze.com
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.
Tabling on campus is reserved for the Dawg Daze Key Event called Vendor Fair/Student Activities Fair. This two-day event is our largest traffic event held on the UW Red Square in the center of campus.
Tables are limited. Once we are at capacity, we can put your organization or business on a waitlist. In the event of an organization or business is no longer available to attend, an organization or business on the waitlist will be notified.
Sponsorship opportunities are evaluated based on existing services on campus in collaboration with our campus partners. For example, all health-related entities will be directed to Healthy Huskies Health Fair managed by Hall Health as an effort to align with the centralized wellness efforts on campus and all academic support entities will be directed to work with Academic Support Programs. Sponsorship opportunities will also be evaluated based on existing campus-wide sponsorships.
In the event of inclement weather, Vendor Fair/Student Activities Fair will continue as scheduled, unless lightning occurs. The closing of the Vendor Fair/Student Activities Fair is at the discretion of the First Year Programs and Student Activities Office staff.
In order to arrange for an appropriate flow of participants, table placement and arrangement will be managed by the Dawg Daze staff. Moving tables or swapping with other table occupants will not be permitted without approval by Dawg Daze staff. Additionally, representatives at each table should stay within five feet of their designated table. Wandering through the fair to distribute materials or recruit session participants will not be permitted.
Distribution of Materials
Departments and organizations are encouraged to distribute materials, information, and swag to students, parents, and family members. We further encourage those materials to be environmentally sustainable. Specific materials prohibited from distribution include: alcohol or other drug paraphernalia (ex: bottle openers, shot glasses, cigar cutters, ash trays) and potentially allergenic sprays or fragrances.
How do I get a table at the Vendor Fair/Student Activities Fair for my business or organization?
Vendor Fair/Student Activities Fair is one of the key events at Dawg Daze. We invite non-University of Washington businesses and organizations to table at the fair as part of a sponsorship package. Tabling is not available to non-UW entities unless associated with a sponsorship package. All non-UW entities are considered in context of existing campus resources and UW First Year Programs sponsorship guidelines.
Does the UW First Year Programs provide access to electricity and wi-fi while tabling?
Most spaces available at Vendor Fair/Student Activities Fair does not have access to electricity, we can work with you on an individual basis if you will require access to electricity. Wi-fi is available on campus to guests.
What are other sponsorship opportunities with First Year Programs?
Our office coordinates several other programs that are available for sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship for Advising and Orientation (A&O) is limited, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.