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Fall Quarter Welcome Days

Check out the calendar of events below for Fall Quarter Welcome Days 2013 (Friday, September 20th through the end of October 2013). There are a variety of different events being hosted by departments on campus to help you get involved at UW Tacoma.

Ongoing


Event
Time
Location

Peer Academic Advisors Peer Academic Advisors are available to answer quick questions (15 minutes or less) in person and by telephone Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm. For more information, visit: Advising

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Academic Advising Center, GWP 102

Thursday, September 19th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Institute of Technology New Student Welcome Day This is welcome and information session for all the new autumn 2013 Institute of Technology students. For more information, visit: Institute of Technology

1:00pm - 3:00 pm
WPH and break out rooms for each program

Friday, September 20th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

United Way: Day of Caring: Day of Caring is a community-wide volunteer event coordinated by United Way of Pierce County. This event connects teams of volunteers from organizations throughout the area with service projects at agencies in Pierce County. To register for Team UW Tacoma visit: Day of Caring Registration

8:00am-2:00pm
Greater Tacoma

Fred Meyer Night: Come and join the rest of the incoming class for a late night at Fred Meyer. Enjoy great deals and discounts as Fred Meyer opens its doors only to UW Tacoma students from 9pm - 11pm. Get a ride from Court 17 starting at 8:30pm! Music, food, free stuff, and time to shop for your new room or supplies make this a great night!

9:00pm-11:00pm
Fred Meyer 7250 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Involvement Fair: UW Tacoma is excited to welcome all students back to campus, so if you're looking to get "Join the Pack", don't miss out on a chance to meet student leaders from around campus and find ways to get involved here at UW Tacoma!

12:00pm-1:30pm & 3:30pm-5:00pm
Commerce Plaza (Rain Plan: Academic Bldg Atrium)

SWAG SWAP: Bring in your old high school or community college clothing and SWAP it out for a new UW Tacoma Shirt - all collected items will be cleaned and donated to the Tacoma Rescue Mission.

12:00pm-1:30pm & 3:30pm-5:00pm
Commerce Plaza (Rain Plan: Academic Bldg Atrium)

Wednesday and Thursday, September 25th and 26th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Ask a Peer Advisor: Stop by our tent in either Commerce Plaza or BHS to get directions to your next class, find out what fun activities are going on or where to buy your textbooks!

10:00am-4:30pm
Commerce Plaza

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, September 25th,26th and 27th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Drop-In Academic Advising: Drop-in advising with the Academic Advisors will be offered from 9am to 4pm for the first three days (September 25, 26, and 27) of Autumn Quarter 2013. For more information, visit: Advising

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Academic Advising Center, GWP 102

September 25th - October 8th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Social Work & Criminal Justice Open House: The faculty and staff of the Social Work Program welcomes all new and continuing students to new academic year. Stop by the Social Work Program office for a sweet treat on your way to class!For more information, visit: Department of Social Work

9:00am-5:00pm
Social Work Program Office, WCG-203

Thursday, September 26th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Volunteer Services PB&J Sandwich Making: Get together with your fellow huskies and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! Volunteer Services is hosting the 3rd annual peanut butter and jelly sandwich drive. Help make PB&J sandwiches to be sent to the St. Leo's Food Connection in downtown Tacoma. So come be a part of the community, because it's peanut butter jelly time!

12:30pm-1:30pm
William Philip Hall (WPH)

Diversity Resource Center Welcome: The Diversity Resource Center strives to create a welcoming and inclusive campus environment that enables all members of the UWT community to learn through the exploration of human differences. Stop by WCG 104 to get plugged into the DRC and find out resources and programs available to you!

12:30-1:30pm
Diversity Resource Center (DRC)

Diane Ravitch Lecture: : A book talk by Diane Ravitch. Reign of Error. The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools. For more information about Diane Ravitch please visit: Diane Ravitch. For questions, please email: tepinfo@uw.edu e-mail link

7:00pm - 8:30 pm
Kane Hall, UW Seattle

Friday, September 27th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Convocation: Chancellor Debra Friedman encourages you to join her for Convocation, a new UW Tacoma tradition that symbolizes the importance of university-community partnerships. Convocation is a traditional event to welcome students to university life. More info can be found here: Convocation

1:30pm-4:30pm
Commerce Plaza

SAB Walk-In Movie: Come hangout under the stars with the Student Activities Board as we kick off the school year with Despicable Me 2! Popcorn, blankets and lawn chairs provided!

7:30pm-10:30pm
oUWTpost

Saturday, September 28th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

UW vs University of Arizona Football Game: Tickets on sale Wednesday Sept 25th at the Involvement Fair and continued at the Student Involvement Department MAT 103 for up to 40 UW Tacoma attendees to the UW Football game. Students $15 and Non Student $50, supplies are limited so get them while you can!

12:00pm-1:30pm and 3:30pm - 5:00pm; Continued at 8:00am - 7:00pm M-Th, 8:00am - 5:00pm F
Involvement Fair: Commerce Plaza (Rain Plan: Academic Bldg Atrium); Student Involvement Department MAT 103

oUWTdoor Kayak Trip: The oUWTdoor's program will be taking 8 students on a kayaking trip in Gig Harbor, Washington. Students are able to join for $20 which includes food, transportation, and kayaking. Please email zfdruce@uw.edu e-mail link for application information and additional details.

8:00am
Gig Harbor, Wa (meeting at UWT)

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013


Event
Time
Location

ASUWT - Hot Dawgs with the Top Dawgs: Stop by Commerce Plaza and show your Husky ID for a free hot dog and chips complements of the Chancellor and the Administration.

12:30pm-1:30pm
Commerce Plaza

SWAG SWAP: Bring in your old high school or community college clothing and SWAP it out for a new UW Tacoma Shirt

12:30pm-1:30pm
Commerce Plaza

Students with Families Social: Students who identify as a parent, and care for family members, come learn about the resources available to student parents including Childcare Assistance, family friendly events and committee members to serve on the Family Programs Committee

3:30pm-4:15pm
William Philip Hall (WPH)

Ask a Trainer: A personal trainer will be available for students in the Campus Fitness Center. The trainer will be able to answer your fitness and wellness questions while showing the equipment available to you in the center. For questions, please email: uwtrf@uw.edu e-mail link

1:00pm-3:00pm
Campus Fitness Center

Tuesday, October 1st and Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Washington Wednesdays: Come share your Husky Pride with the Student Activities Board! Win some free prizes and give-aways including two tickets to UW vs Colorado football game.

12:30pm-1:30pm
Commerce Plaza (Rain Plan: The oUWTpost)

Yoga: UWT students, staff, and faculty have access to free yoga classes every Tuesday and Wednesday. Bring a valid Husky ID card and enjoy the amazing classes provided. For class schedule visit: Yoga Schedule

See Yoga Schedule
Expand Yoga

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Chalk the Commerce Plaza Steps: Come hang out with student leaders while we chalk "U W T" on the Commerce Plaza Steps. Here's a sneak peek as to what it'll look like: Chalk Staircase

TBA
Commerce Plaza

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013


Event
Time
Location

SAB Comedy Night feat: Michael Yo!: Stand-up comedian Michael Yo is performing at UW Tacoma Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Carwein Auditorium. Tickets are free and only available to UW Tacoma students, with their Husky ID Card. UW Tacoma students may know Michael Yo from his appearances on "Chelsea Lately" and his role as a correspondent on E! news. He has also been seen on "Showbiz Tonight" and "Extra". As a well-recognized comedian, Yo incorporates his run-ins with celebrities into his performances showing the audience the funnier side of show business.

7:30pm
oUWTpost in the Mattress Building

Student Health Services' 3rd Anniversary Party: Join us to celebrate with sweets, treats and trivia! Answer trivia questions about Student Health Services to enter a raffle for a $50 gift card to the University Book Store! For more information, please email: uwtshs@uw.edu e-mail link

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Phillip Hall- Jane Russell Commons

Saturday, October 5th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Husky Viewing Party vs. Stanford: Join us for our annual viewing party to watch the Huskies take on the Stanford Cardinal. Nachos and non-alcoholic beverages provided! Bring your Husky Spirit Galore! We recommend arriving early for the best seats!

TBA
Harmon Brewery 1938 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Global Honors New Student Orientation: The Global Honors New Student Orientation is an official welcome and information session for the incoming 2013-15 Global Honors cohort. Faculty, staff and upperclassmen introduce new members to the benefits and objectives of the Program. Light lunch refreshments will be served. Visit: Global Honors or contact: pauldc@uw.edu e-mail link for more information.

12:30 - 1:30pm
Tacoma Room (GWP 320)

Wednesday and Thursday, October 23rd and 24th, 2013


Event
Time
Location

Fall First Year Celebration: First year students will have a chance to meet new people and make connections. Food, drinks, and swag included! contact: nblair@uw.edu e-mail link or praxes@uw.edu e-mail link for more information.

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Jane Russell Commons