HuskyFest

UW Parents Coffee & Conversation

  • 8:30AM
  • UW parents are invited to HuskyFest as a “thank you” for being part of the UW family. Connect with campus VIPs, and start the day off right by discovering the amazing things going on at the UW. Space is limited so register early.

  • Pavilion
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Engineering Discovery Days

  • 9AM
  • Explore engineering through information sessions and fun hands-on activities, exhibits, displays and demonstrations.

  • Loew Hall
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Free Admission to the Burke Museum

  • 10AM
  • Explore the Hungry Planet exhibit and join special behind-the-scenes tours.

  • Burke Museum
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HuskyFest Scavenger Hunt

  • Follow a series of clues and have fun getting to know the UW’s campus and fascinating facts from its 150-year history.

  • Campus
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Dean's Showcase Events

  • In honor of our 150th anniversary, the College of Arts  & Sciences Divisional Deans are showcasing a diverse offering of lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, films and much more.

  • Kane Hall
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Guitar Master Class with Paris Guitar Duo

  • The acclaimed Paris Guitar Duo — Judicäel Perroy and Jeremy Jouve — lead a guitar master class with students of Michael Partington.

  • Music 213
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School of Dentistry booth

  • Learn about the school’s general and specialty clinics, which provide quality, affordable dental care – on campus and open to the public.

  • Red Square
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School of Public Health booth

  • Meet with representatives to learn about the School of Public Health.

  • Red Square
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College of the Environment open house

  • Come and explore all the college has to offer with interactive and informative displays that people of all ages will enjoy.

  • Johnson Hall Courtyard
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UWB 7th annual 5k walk/run booth

  • Learn more and sign up or the UWB 7th Annual 5k Walk/Run raising money for student scholarships.

  • Red Square
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UW Club information booth

  • Check out the most sought-after view on campus, and learn about its full-service catering services for weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, life celebrations and more!

  • Red Square
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UW EcoCAR 2

  • Meet the team of engineering, business,and art students competing in the U.S. Department of Energy- and General Motors- sponsored EcoCAR 2 competition.

  • Red Square
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Poplar Hall open house

  • Tour Poplar Hall, the UW’s newest green residence hall located on West Campus.

  • Poplar Hall
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Solar Car Races: Renewable Energy Was Never So Fun

  • Build and race a model solar car while learning about renewable energy initiatives at the UW.

  • Red Square
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Army Rock Wall Challenge

  • Climb the rock wall and test your muscle fitness or bring a friend and see who can reach the top first.

  • Red Square
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Housing and Food Services booth

  • Learn more about the UW’s undergraduate and graduate housing and dining options.

  • Red Square
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Hot Club Sandwich

  • Classic Parisian Hot Club tunes with a modern flair and expert musicianship for all lovers of the French cafe culture and Django Reinhardt.

  • Pavilion
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Complimentary airbrush facepainting

  • Under a tent on the steps of Kane Hall
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Arts & Crafts for kids

  • A coloring activity and tissue paper crowns.

  • Under a tent on the steps of Kane Hall
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Story time for kids

  • This activity is put on by the University Book Store.

  • Under a tent on the steps of Kane Hall
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Crystalline Growths, art installation

  • Artist Beth Gahan uses corrugated plastic, vinyl and found advertising to create synthetic crystals that grow and expand within site-specific spaces.

  • Pavilion
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Silkscreening station

  • Transform your plain old T-shirts by bringing them to the Pavilion to be silkscreened on-the-spot with an original artwork, for free! Artist: Cairo Gallery

  • Pavilion
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Honeycomb Clouds, art installation

  • Cut-paper extraordinaire Celeste Cooning is transforming spaces around the country with her massive hanging installations.

  • Pavilion
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The Whale, art installation

  • A playful take on the great sea giant, constructed with steel, lace and porcelain by UW grad Marni Dworkin.

  • Pavilion
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Zine Nook, interactive activity

  • Come kick back and enjoy a self-published magazine, “zine” as the cool kids say, or get your hands dirty and make your own at the craft table.

  • Pavilion
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Grand Station Clocks, art installation

  • Installation trio Hens & Chicks combine forces to create one-of-kind masterpieces in all shapes and sizes.

  • Pavilion
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Looped Animation Zone, art installation

  • A variety of artists and methods collide in looped animated shorts, with subjects ranging from the everyday routine to the absolutely absurd.

  • Pavilion
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41st Annual Spring PowWow

  • Join the more than 8,000 people supporting this annual cultural and art celebration — the largest student-run campus event. Admission is free.

  • Hec Ed Pavilion
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See Burke Museum objects at our Red Square booth

  • See and touch objects from the collections and get to know the Burke Museum.

  • Red Square
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RSO: Ready, Set, Organize

  • 10:30AM
  • A conference to celebrate the UW’s history of student activism, including workshops on campus organizing strategies and tactics, a panel of UW Alumni, and keynote speakers.

  • Savery Hall
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Greenhouse Tour

  • Limited to the first 25 guests, visitors will learn about plants of all types: carnivorous, orchids, cacti and some you’ll know by smell.

  • Greenhouse
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Ethics and Climate Change

  • Are individuals responsible for their carbon emissions? We will address the complexity of this question and attempt to answer it.

  • Savery Hall 136
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UW Campus Tour

Scientific Method

  • 10:45AM
  • A film by Harlan Pietz and Lily Katz exploring the scientific method and its place in our society including an interview with Jeremy Littell, a climate scientist working at UW.

  • Kane Hall 110
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Ethical Ways of Knowing

  • A film by Tristan Huber and Jean Luc Jackson exploring the different topics and questions relating to the intersection of religion and ethics, and medicine.

  • Kane Hall 110
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Student Philanthropy Education Program spring education event

  • 11AM
  • The Student Philanthropy Education Program gives students an in-depth look at the fund-raising operations at the UW and builds awareness about the role philanthropy plays at the UW.

  • Red Square
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The Modern Résumé: How to move to the top of the stack

  • A panel of career professionals offer advice for today’s effective résumés and job searching. Q & A to follow.

  • Kane 120
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Henry Art Gallery: Free weekend admission during HuskyFest

  • Visit Seattle’s oldest art museum with the newest art and ideas. Guides will lead free tours of the galleries.

  • Henry Art Gallery
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Class of 2012 Purple and Gold Forever fundraiser

  • Learn more about the Class of 2012 Purple & Gold Forever Fund, which will fund, manage and sustain a student-led annual Homecoming celebration in Red Square.

  • Red Square
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Chalk Drawing Exhibit: A unique look at the iSchool's 100-year history of connecting people and information

  • Through chalk art, the pavement around Mary Gates Hall will come alive with stories of the evolution of libraries, phones and computers.

  • pathways surrounding Mary Gates Hall
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Living Computer Museum Exhibit

  • Examine the early roots of the computing industry through this collection of Digital Equipment Corp. mainframes and microcomputers.

  • Mary Gates Hall 3rd and 4th floors
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Harry the Husky

  • Meet him on Red Square during HuskyFest!

  • Kids activity area
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Secret Colors

  • Instrumental dream sequence soundtracks riding the line between free-form ambiance and melody driven pop.

  • Pavilion
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Pie Stand

  • Renowned poet and pie enthusiast Kate Lebo, a current MFA in creative writing candidate at UW, serves up her delicious pies and equally tasty poems for free!

  • Pavilion
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The Giving Tree: Philosophy for Children (and Adults!)

  • 11:15AM
  • Our discussion will be inspired by a famous children’s book filled with philosophical puzzles. Participants of all ages welcome!

  • Savery Hall 136
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Peter Mountford, a literary reading

  • 11:45AM
  • A gloriously humorous essay reading by Mountford, who graduated from the UW with his MFA in creative writing in 2006 and debuted his first novel last year, A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism.

  • Pavilion
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Mapping Youth Journeys

  • Multi-year website development and research initiative by Ryan Burns that seeks to use new mapping technologies to teach young people technological skills, civic engagement and spatial histories.

  • Kane Hall 110
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What is poetry and so what?

  • 12PM
  • What do Tristan Tzara, Tom Stoppard, and Shakespeare have in common? We’ll use these authors, scissors and a hat to talk about poetry and the nature of art.

  • Savery Hall 136
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School of Music Performances

  • Performances by School of Music students in Brechemin Auditorium.

  • Music Building
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DNA Day: Genomics in Public Health

  • Take part in interactive activities honoring International DNA Day focused on genomics in public health.

  • Red Square
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VamoLá

  • A loud, vibrant display of Brazilian drumming based on soulful samba beats traditional to the Carnival celebration.

  • Pavilion
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Odegaard 40th Anniversary exhibit and staircase photos

  • Celebrate Odegaard Undergraduate Library at 40 years as we prepare for a major renovation. An exhibit will highlight Odegaard’s history in pictures, stories and video. Have your photo taken on the central staircase before it is demolished over the summer!

  • Odegaard Library
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Foundational Faces of the University of Washington

  • Putting faces to the architecture around us, view restored historic portraits of campus namesakes from Denny and Hutchinson to Gould and Suzzallo.

  • Odegaard Library
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Home Alive preview

  • 12:15PM
  • Watch a documentary-in-progress by two UW seniors about the grassroots, self-defense organization.

  • Kane Hall 220
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UW Medicinal Herb Garden Tour

  • 12:30PM
  • Discover the medicinal properties of plants, historical uses of Pacific Northwest native plants and the origin of many medicines used today.

  • Meet at Greenhouse
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Like A Villain

  • Masters the poetic and experimental solo project, making unusual instruments sound oddly approachable.

  • Pavilion
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Quintard Taylor presents BlackPast.org

  • An online reference guide dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of the more than 1 billion people of African ancestry around the world.

  • Kane Hall 110
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Student poster presentations & demonstrations

  • Presentations will be in the Kane Hall lobby.

  • Kane Hall lobby
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Respect for autonomy? Some limiting cases in bioethics

  • 12:45PM
  • Interactive facilitated discussion to explore philosophical limits to the medical ethics principle requiring respect for patient autonomy

  • Savery Hall 136
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UW Admissions information session

  • 1PM
  • Get the real story about the UW Admissions process and learn what the UW offers undergraduates. Advance registration required. Please note: Sessions are filling up rapidly so be sure to register early.

  • Guggenheim Hall, Room 220
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School of Art open house

  • Art | Art History | Design students share their work.

  • Art Building (first floor)
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TEDxUofW Presents: The Next Generation

  • Forward-thinking students and pioneering leaders create agents of change by talking about the future of business, culture and technology.

  • Tower Auditorium
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The UW Digital Planetarium Experience

  • Shows are every 30 minutes and are limited to 40 people each. Register for free tickets.

  • Physics Bldg A Wing
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Transiting Exoplanets Studies With the Kepler Satellite

  • UW students Praveen Kundurthy, Nancy Thomas, John Mehlhaff and Christopher Martin, run views of Kepler Satellite data including a display of light curves.

  • Physics Building A Wing
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Information Makes Us Human

  • Understanding information is a way to understand ourselves. Learn more about information in its myriad guises, forms and uses.

  • Odegaard Library Room 220
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Taking it to the Streets: Protests, Strikes and Activism in Washington state

  • See materials drawn from Libraries Government Documents, Special Collections and microform and newspapers illustrating the long history of protest in Seattle – from 1910 to the present.

  • Allen Library North Lobby and Suzzallo Ground Floor
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Libraries self-guided tour

  • Explore the architecture of UW Libraries, from the 1926 Reading Room in Suzzallo to the 1994 art installation in Allen Library.

  • Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
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Golden Anniversary of Century 21

  • This exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Century 21 and highlights the planning, design, promotion and activities of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.

  • Allen Library
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Story time for kids

  • This activity is put on by the University Book Store.

  • Under a tent on the steps of Kane Hall
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Taking it to the Street: Public Voices and Political Discourse

  • Panel discussions on the Occupy Seattle and Tea Party movements. Keynote by Professor James Gregory, UW Department of History. Pre-registration required

  • Allen Library South, Research Commons
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Hip Hop in the 206

  • 1:15PM
  • Community, class members & student performances are featured in this video by Andrea Millie, sharing the impact that hip hop has had on their lives and communities.

  • Kane Hall 220
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Conservation Canine (scat detection dog) demonstration

  • 1:30PM
  • Get to know Tucker, a scat detection dog, and learn about the important work he does with the UW’s Conservation Canine Program. Meet at the Drumheller Fountain Info booth.

  • Drumheller Fountain Info Booth
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Debating Moral Issues: The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl

  • Two teams of UW students exchange arguments concerning an ethical issue. Audience members will determine which team is most persuasive.

  • Savery Hall 136
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Harry the Husky

  • Meet him on Red Square during HuskyFest!

  • Kids activity area
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Stephanie

  • A staple on the local circuit, Stephanie’s sweet, lo-fi garage sound is sure to please.

  • Pavilion
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LegSim Virtual Legislature

  • 1:45PM
  • Demonstration of “LegSim” by John Wilkerson, an introduction to a virtual legislature that promotes student-centered learning.

  • Kane Hall 110
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InFlux

  • 2PM
  • Dance Student Association Concert, $5 suggested donation.

  • Meany Studio 267
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Men's Baseball vs. Arizona

Men's Tennis v. Oregon

  • Nordstrom Tennis Center
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Polyrhythmics

  • 2:15PM
  • Polyrhythmics is an all original eight-piece afro-funk and world beat orchestra comprised of some of Seattle’s finest rhythmic and melodic musicians.

  • Pavilion
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Wagnerism and Wagnerian influences in Verdi's Otello

  • Joshua Gailey presents an interactive presentation investigating the influence of Richard Wagner’s influence on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello.

  • Kane Hall 220
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UW Campus Tour

The Power of Place: Vision, Design and Patronage

  • Landscape Architecture Professor Emeritus David Streatfield shares how to create and preserve the places we cherish. Registration required.

  • Kane Hall 120
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UW Farm Tour: Small Space, Big Ideas

  • Limited to the first 35 guests, students working with the UW Farm will share how marginalized spaces can be transformed into productive gardens.

  • Meet at Greenhouse
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InfoCampLite: An unconference

  • Join people from a vareity of disciplines to collaborate, innovate and build community at this “create-it-as-it-happens” conference.

  • Mary Gates Hall 420
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Fly Moon Royalty

  • 3:15PM
  • One of the hottest new artists in the area, bringing killer vocals to soulful, danceable tunes.

  • Pavilion
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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

  • 4PM
  • Raucous local indie veterans MSHVB give the term “family band” a whole new meaning.

  • Pavilion
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Portland Cello Project

  • 5PM
  • Innovative and collaborative in nature, this string collective is changing the perception of orchestral instruments with compelling arrangements of songs across all genres.

  • Pavilion
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Hawaiian Cultural Celebration and Luau

  • 5:30PM
  • Celebrate Hawaiian culture with a traditional Hawaiian dinner, Hula & Tahitian dance performances, reggae concert and Hawaiian store. Dinner and Concert, $22; concert only $15.

  • Kane 130
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Dare to Dream fundraiser

  • 7PM
  • Dare to Dream celebrates a program that believes everyone has the right to higher education. Keynote speaker: Sally Jewell, UW Regent and President and CEO of REI.

  • Pavilion
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