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Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

September 29, 2017

OMA&D Introduces New Huskies to the UW at Welcome Daze Kick-off Luncheon

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) introduced first-year students and their families to the UW at its annual Welcome Daze Kick-off Luncheon at the Husky Union Building, Sept. 22.

Held in conjunction with UW’s Dawg Daze, Welcome Daze provides opportunities for incoming freshmen and transfer students to learn about campus and community resources, as well as connect with current students, OMA&D staff and UW administrators.

The festivities included a welcome program with remarks from OMA&D Vice President Rickey Hall, OMA&D Associate Vice President Gabriel Gallardo and student leaders Kendra Canton (ASUW Director of Diversity), Osman Salahuddin (ASUW President) and Julien Ishibashi (OMA&D Student Advisory Board Chair). Serving as emcees were Robin Neal, Director of the Educational Opportunity Program, and Zachary McKinlay, Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Admissions Counselor.

The program also included entertainment and raffle prizes, and was followed by a resource fair.

Welcome Daze events are held throughout the first few weeks of the quarter. More information is available on the Welcome Daze web site.

2017 WELCOME DAZE KICK-OFF LUNCHEON & RESOURCE FAIR PHOTO GALLERY (click on photos to enlarge!)

Photos by Emile Pitre