Southern CA Huskies

Dawg Days in the Desert

March 13 & 15, 2017

Dawg Days in the Desert is a University of Washington tradition and your ticket to fun, food and friendship. Celebrate the Husky spirit that unites us all while launching students into a boundless future. Reunite with longtime friends, make new ones and learn about the soaring accomplishments of today’s UW.

Desert Scholarship Luncheon

Monday, March 13, 11 a.m.
Toscana Country Club
76009 Via Club Villa, Indian Wells, CA 92210

Toscana Country Club is the setting for the Desert Scholarship Luncheon. Show your support for the next generation of Huskies while learning more about the current UW experience. Proceeds from this annual event support student scholarships.

Chow Down to Washington

Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 p.m.
Palm Springs Air Museum
745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Small plates dinner reception, open seating, live music and dancing. That’s the new format for Chow Down to Washington at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Gain an insider’s look of the museum through docent-led tours, then mix and mingle with your favorite Huskies into the night. Sport your desert festive attire (and dancing shoes) and join us. When alumni and friends gather, the sky’s the limit!


More Husky events in the desert

Dawg Days in the Desert brings the UW to Southern California with a series of events highlighting the boundless learning and spirit of discovery that drives our unique community.

Wednesday, March 8

College of the Environment Lunch & Learn in the Desert
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage

Join the College of the Environment for What Lies Within: How 3D Images of Fish Help Solve BioMechanical Riddles with Professor Adam Summers from the College’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. When he’s not consulting Pixar on “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” or writing for National Geographic, Professor Summers surrounds himself with fish. He will discuss his work toward improving our understanding of fishes’ biomechanics and uncovering nature’s solutions to everyday engineering challenges. Register now!

Tuesday, March 14

Why Film Preservation Matters
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Welwood Murray Memorial Library, Palm Springs

Join Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist at the UW Libraries, to view highlights from the state of Washington’s only historic film archive. From a 1914 Indian Motorcycle race to videotape of the UW women’s softball team shot in the 2000s, Hannah will explain through films and stories the importance of film preservation in a digital age. Register now!