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Friday, Oct. 21

W Day

W Day

Celebrate the UW and keep the purple and gold tradition alive. Join your fellow Huskies on campus, online and in the community for W Day!

Friday, Oct. 21

W Day sneak peek: 10 a.m. – noon

Red Square

Start your Friday off right! Grab a free W cookie (while supplies last), throw your Dubs up in the photo booth and hang with fellow Huskies as we gear up for a day to remember.

Campus celebration: 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Crockett Plaza at Alaska Airlines Arena

Free cupcakes, hot dogs and giveaways. Appearances by the Alumni Marching Band, Homecoming Court and more!

Special ovation: 5:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate your indelible impact with a toast before the doors open before the Together event.

Together: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion

Celebrate the UW’s past, present and future with a spirited evening of music, movement and live performances. You will also hear from special guests including UW President Ana Mari Cauce, Gov. Jay Inslee and Bill Gates Sr. And be sure to hang around for the after party!

Register for free admission

Visit our FAQ page for details about the event. Send questions to

Merchant discounts

Wear purple on W Day to get deals from area stores. Share your W Day experiences using #TogetherUW


  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: Step inside for a free purple and gold eye makeup ritual and a free hair touchup to receive free samples.


  • Location: Ravenna
  • Discount: $50 toward opening a savings and checking account. $50 off any loan product.

Café on the Ave

  • Location: U District
  • Discount: 10% off total purchase.

The Confectionery

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: 15% off purchases over $5. Wear purple/gold or show your student ID or alumni card.

Elemental Pizza

  • 10% discount. Wear Husky gear or show your UW ID.

Evolution Fresh

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: Buy 1, get 1 free 16oz smoothie. While supplies last. Can’t be combined with other offers.

Jet City Improv

  • Location: University District
  • Discount: $5 student admission for the 10:30 p.m. Jet City Improv show with student or alumni ID.

Margaret O’Leary

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: 15% off full-priced items to those wearing purple or UW apparel.


  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: 15% off full-priced merchandise for UW students. Student ID required.

Mrs. Cooks

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: 20% regular-priced items, 10% off sale items, gift with purchase while supplies last.

Mud Bay

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: Free cat or dog goodie bag to those in purple or UW apparel.


  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: Gift with purchase, spend $100 and get a mini flock zip pouch/clutch while supplies last.

Sole Food

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: 20% off one full-priced item.

Tiffany & Co.

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: Complimentary champagne while you shop.

Village Maternity

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: 15% off entire purchase.

Woolly Mammoth

  • Location: U District
  • Discount: 20% off entire purchase of regular and sale merchandise.

Yves Delorme

  • Location: U Village
  • Discount: 25% off down comforters and pillows, 25% off one coordinating duvet cover with purchase of a down product.

The University of Washington extends special thanks to our generous sponsors.

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