Events & Activities

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

Paint the Park Purple
Friday, August 4, 2017

If you bleed purple and gold, you won’t want to miss the party at Paint the Park Purple. Cheney Stadium will be transformed with special Husky purple uniforms, t-shirt giveaways, a visit from Hendrix the Husky and more.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Convocation is a traditional event to welcome students to university life. Because UW Tacoma is so well connected and supported by its surrounding community, we begin our celebration in the city by marching to campus in different processionals, led by musicians, from different locations.

Past Events

Annual Summer Soiree
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Progressive dinner on the Prairie Line Trail with prix fixe menu by restaurateur Gordon Naccarato and Executive Chef Alexander Anton

Net proceeds benefit UW Tacoma student scholarships.


Cyber Resiliency
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cyber Resiliency is as much about reducing risk in a proactive sense as it is about developing the organizational skills and capabilities to respond to unexpected events after they have occurred. The first dimension of cyber resiliency speaks to how through technologies, policies and practices, an organization can predict and prevent cyber attacks and incidents before damage is done.  The second dimension of cyber resiliency manifests most obviously after an attack has occurred and refers to organization’s ability to cope, respond and bounce back. Building the organizational skills, culture and values that enable individuals to work together in crisis situations is inherently a management task, rather than a technical one.

Debra Friedman Memorial Lecture
People Place Power: Advancing Racial and Economic Equity in Changing Communities
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Featuring Judith Bell, Vice President, The San Francisco Foundation. As communities face economic and demographic changes — and new forms of work and education, and policies that don’t always consider all of us — they seek positive reforms and to understand the impact of advancing equity and greater inclusion. What successes and struggles can we learn from? How are communities addressing new levels of prosperity that are widening inequality and impeding upward mobility? 

Paulsen Lecture
Wednesday, May 3, 2017    

The Arthur R. and Anna Mae Paulsen Endowed Visiting Chair in Public Affairs is a lecture series designed to bring provocative, nationally known speakers to the UW Tacoma campus.

South Sound Technology Conference
Friday, March 3, 2017

The South Sound Technology Conference provides a forum that increases the awareness of technology’s impact on our personal and professional lives, and the role it can play in the development of our South Sound economy through technology.

Annual Urban Studies Forum
Immigrant Labor and the Regional Economy: Assessing the South Sound's Prospects as a Welcoming Region    
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Immigrants have played a major role in the revitalization of neighborhoods, the improvement of local economies and the cultural enrichment of urban areas. Join us to discuss the experience and impact of immigrants in various cities across the country, including the Pacific Northwest.

MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast: 
Let's Talk About Action
Monday, January 16, 2017

The 11th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast will be held on January 16, 2017 to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and his historic civic leadership that inspired a nation to strive for equality. This gathering honors the message of Dr. King and the progress he continues to inspire.