W Day

Boundless Celebration on W Day

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Celebrate the UW’s 153rd birthday and keep the purple and gold tradition alive by giving back. Join your fellow Huskies on campus, online and in the community for W Day!

Boundless Celebration on Red Square

Stop by Red Square beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, for W Day and Homecoming celebrations, including:

  • DJs from Rainy Dawg Radio.
  • Giveaways*, including free purple T-shirts, UW bracelets, Starbucks and Coca-Cola products and sweet treats from Trophy Cupcakes.
  • Dollars for Dawgs — grab a hot dog and Coca-Cola beverage for a suggested donation. Whether you decide to give $1 or $153, donations support UW students.
  • Homecoming Court — help us congratulate the UW students selected to the 2014 court.
  • UW Color Fight 2014, presented by ASUW — grab a friend and head to Rainier Vista to make it rain purple.
  • Activities, including photo booth, face painting, the Husky Marching Band and more.

*One per person. While supplies last.

Promos & discounts

Wear purple or UW-licensed apparel on Oct. 24 to be eligible for great offers from participating local stores and businesses.

View W Day deals below.

Social media

Share your #WDay experiences online, anytime:

Show Your Husky Spirit: Photo Contests

Share your best purple-and-gold moments! Enter the W Day photo contest between Oct. 12 and Oct. 20 (voting begins Oct. 21). Submit your photos in the categories below for a chance to win great prizes.

  • Future Huskies: Have a great photo of your kid (age 10 and under) donning Husky gear, throwing their “Dubs up” or otherwise showing Husky pride? Submit it!
  • Top Dawg: Does your pooch parade around in purple? Do they rival Dubs’ passion for Husky football? Show us why your furry friend should be crowned Top Dawg.
  • Flashback Fun: Send us your most spirited UW “throwback” photos, from posing with mascot Spirit to studying in purple bell-bottoms.

Winners will be chosen by popular vote (voting begins Oct. 21). For details and to enter, go to facebook.com/UofWA.

Show your love for the UW

Unleash your Purple Pride and give back to the Husky community by helping us reach our goal of $200,000 in two days during More Purple, an online giving event beginning Oct. 22. Contribute to the purple and gold legacy with a gift of any size.

If you’re on campus, you can also give back during Dollars for Dawgs. Enjoy a hot dog and a Coca-Cola beverage with a suggested donation. Whether you give $1 or $153, donations support UW students. Get ‘em before they’re gone, beginning at noon on Friday, Oct. 24, on Red Square.

Participate in Homecoming events

W Day is more than just a day — it’s an ongoing celebration of Huskies around the world. Check out more ways to participate, wherever you are.

  • Dawg Dash: Join the UW community on Oct. 19 for a 10K run and 5K walk/run through the UW campus to benefit student scholarship programs.
  • Homecoming Football Game: Cheer the Huskies to victory against the ASU Sun Devils at the 2014 Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 25.
  • Regional Events: Celebrate purple at University of Washington Alumni Association events across the country — see what’s happening in your area!

Discounts and Promotions

In honor of W Day and Homecoming, enjoy discounts at a number of local businesses. Wear purple or UW-licensed apparel to be eligible for these great offers on Friday, Oct. 24.

Apparel & Accessories

Calypso St. Barth (U Village location only) – 20% off purchases (some restrictions apply)

Chico’s (U Village location only) – 10% off purchases

Eddie Bauer (U Village location only) – 20% off your purchase

Land of Nod (U Village location only) – Free purple Land of Nod balloons and 10% off purchases

Margaret O’Leary (U Village location only) – 20% off of one full price Margaret O’Leary item

Red Light Vintage (U District and Capitol Hill locations) – 25-75% off all new costumes

Something Silver (U Village location only) – 20% off total purchase; cannot be combined with other discounts

Village Maternity – 20% off all Husky gear

Woolly Mammoth – 20% off your entire purchase


Jet City Improv – Take $2 off your ticket price for every piece of Husky Pride you wear to a show on W Day (up to $10). Clothing, buttons, anything purple and gold, it all counts! Good for both the 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. shows. Box office opens 30 minutes prior to show time. Offer does not guarantee a seat until redeemed.


The Confectionery – 20% discount on purchases over $5

Eureka! (U Village location only) – Complimentary order of Osso Buco riblets with purchase of beer sampler

Fran’s Chocolates (U Village location only) – salted caramels in UW Box for $10 (regular price $15)

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (U Village and Greenlake locations only) – 30% off (excluding gift cards)

Pagliacci Pizza (University Way location only) – Grab a slice of pizza for $1.53

Red Mango (U Village location only) – 20% off all yogurts, smoothies and parfaits

Samurai Noodle (U District location only) – $5 off any bowl-sized order

Trophy Cupcakes & Party (U Village location only) – 15% off your purchase

Health & Beauty

Aveda (U Village location only) – Come in for a complimentary hair styling and receive a free best-selling mini dry remedy moisturizing oil.

Gene Juarez Salon & Spa (U Village location only) – 15% off retail purchases

GNC (U Village location only) – $5 off a $50 purchase, as well as free in-store samples and giveaways.

Soundcare Chiropractic – Free chiropractic exam and X-rays (if needed)

University Physical Therapy – Free physical therapy injury screening

Home & Gifts

Bartell Drugs (U Village location only) – 10% off all Husky apparel

Impress (U Village location only) – 10% off Husky stamps (while supplies last)

Mrs. Cook’s – 20% off all regular priced merchandise; free purple Husky mug with purchase (while supplies last)

Mud Bay (U Village location only) – 10% off supplies (food not included)

Papyrus (U Village location only) – 20% off purchases

Storables (U Village location only) – 20% off all purchases

Tiffany & Co. (U Village location only) – Complimentary in-store cleaning of up to three pieces of Tiffany & Co. sterling silver jewelry


Microsoft (U Village location only) – Friends and family discount; certain restrictions apply. Free purple-themed swag