Events & Activities

Events & Activities

Upcoming Events

MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast: 
Stand Up, Speak Out
Monday, January 15, 2018

The annual MLK Unity Breakfast recognizes and celebrates 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.

Urban Studies Forum
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

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South Sound Technology Conference
Friday, March 9, 2018

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.

Summer Soiree
Saturday, July 21, 2018

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.


Paint the Park Purple
Friday, August 3, 2018

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 28, 2018

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

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.