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UW Family Weekend

UW Family Weekend

Dubs up!

UW Family Weekend is here!
It’s time to make memories with your Husky and get a taste of campus life.

Central Family Weekend information desk:
Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Questions? Email uwfamilyweekend@shworldwide.com.

Any general announcements during UW Family Weekend will be sent to the email address associated with your registration.

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Featured activities

Show your Purple Pride at W Day

Join your Husky for an epic pep rally with the Husky Marching Band, a live DJ and tons of purple giveaways — it’s a Dubs-up start to Family Weekend!

Discover what makes the UW campus so special for your Husky

The UW campus has so much to offer, and you get to see it through your student’s eyes this weekend.

Meet other Husky families at the UW Family Tailgate

Enjoy this UW Family Weekend highlight on its own, or take it to the next level by attending the game. Ticket sales close on Oct. 12, so get yours today!

Share your #UWFamily moments

Everyone’s a Husky at UW Family Weekend, our annual celebration of #UWFamily. Share your Purple Pride by giving #UWFamily a shoutout on social media throughout the weekend.

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FULL WEEKEND SCHEDULE

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UW Greek Families

Student-led programming
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022
UW Greek System
Several sorority and fraternity chapters are hosting Parent/Family activities over the weekend. Check with your Husky for more information!

Campus tours

Outdoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022
Husky Statue at Husky Union Building (HUB)
This is event is at full capacity. Consider a self-guided tour instead:

The Indigenous Walking Tour was created by UW alumnus Owen L. Oliver and is dedicated to Indigenous students; past, present and future. See details for guide.

Move your body

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

6 a.m.10:30 p.m.

Intramural Activities Building
Enjoy the UW’s flagship fitness facility, which includes cardio and weight equipment, an indoor track, and basketball, volleyball and badminton courts.
All UW students and guests registered for Family Weekend get in free.

Attendees must be 16 or older (photo ID required) and accompanied by a UW student. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

Family Office Hours

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

9 a.m.3 p.m.

Various locations
Students and Families can ask questions from staff at various locations across campus. Note: closed 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Gear up at the University Book Store

Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

10 a.m.6 p.m.

4326 University Way NE
University Book Store is offering a 20% discount to UW Family Weekend Admission ticket holders throughout the weekend. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on your purple-and-gold gear and dive into your fall reading list!

Engage with contemporary art

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Henry Art Gallery
The Henry is the only museum in the Northwest that is focused exclusively on contemporary art and ideas. Current exhibitions include new paintings by up-and-coming artist Nina Chanel Abney, video installations drawn from the Henry collection, an immersive installation by Donna Huanca, and more.

Explore Pacific Northwest culture and natural history

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
With active research labs that you can observe, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, the Burke Museum lets you see — and feel — a world alive. Visit the Burke to experience dinosaurs, fossils, Native art from the Northwest, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe.

Celebrate #UWFamily

OutdoorsReception
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

10:30 a.m.

Red Square at W Day
Join us for a festive celebration of #UWFamily during W Day! Enjoy coffee and pastries while you connect with other families and UW leadership.

Celebrate W Day

Outdoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

10:30 a.m.2 p.m.

Red Square
Get a rousing start to UW Family Weekend by joining your Husky in Red Square for a pep rally. Show off your Purple Pride and honor tradition as we celebrate 161 years of the UW.

Get your game on

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Noon8 p.m.

Husky Union Building (HUB) Games Room
Bowling, billiards, foosball, Pac-Man and much more await at HUB Games. Enjoy one free hour of fun with your UW Family Weekend credentials.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

Show your family the ropes

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Noon8 p.m.

Crags Climbing Center at the Intramural Activities Building
Enjoy free UW Family Weekend passes to The Crags. Must be 16 or older, and accompanied by UW student. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

Maker Lab tours

Indoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

1 p.m.3 p.m.

Housing & Food Services
Come explore the great community spaces that Housing & Food Services has to offer!

ASUW Shell House tours

Sold out
IndoorsOutdoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

2 p.m.3 p.m.

ASUW Shell House
This event is at full capacity. Consider a Maker Space Lab tour instead. See details for link.

ASUW Shell House tours

Sold out
IndoorsOutdoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

3 p.m.4 p.m.

ASUW Shell House
Explore the historic home of “The Boys in the Boat.” Come to the spot once known as stəx̌ʷugʷił” (stukh-ug-weelth) or “carry a canoe” — a place of gathering and portage for the Indigenous Lakes Duwamish people of this land. The building here was a WWI Navy seaplane hangar and then the humble training grounds for Washington Rowing and the workshop of legendary boatmaker George Pocock. The UW and generous community leaders have embarked on a capital campaign to restore this National Register building and Seattle landmark to be woven into our campus traditions as an inviting place of history and inspiration for the community.

Welcome reception and faculty lecture

Sold out
IndoorsLecture
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

4 p.m.5:30 p.m.

Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom
Enjoy light refreshments and receive a warm Husky welcome from UW President Ana Mari Cauce before hearing from one of the UW’s world-class professors. Please stay tuned for more lecture details.

Dawgs Doubleheader! Washington Men’s Soccer vs. Gonzaga & Women’s Soccer vs. Oregon State

Outdoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

4 p.m.

Husky Soccer Stadium
Husky Men's and Women's Soccer are excited to invite all of the families in town for the UW Family Weekend to a soccer doubleheader Friday, October 14th. Join us, as the Washington Men's Soccer team takes on Gonzaga at 4:00 p.m. Following that, the Washington Women's Soccer team will take on Oregon State at 7:30 p.m.

Recreation, Fitness & Mindfulness Classes:

IMA/Rec Sports activity
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

4 p.m.5 p.m.

Intramural Activities Building
Yoga Flow. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

Recreation, Fitness & Mindfulness Classes:

IMA/Rec Sports activity
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

4 p.m.5 p.m.

Intramural Activities Building
Electro Cycle (Ben)
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

ASUW Shell House tours

Sold out
IndoorsOutdoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

4 p.m.5 p.m.

ASUW Shell House
Explore the historic home of “The Boys in the Boat.” Come to the spot once known as stəx̌ʷugʷił” (stukh-ug-weelth) or “carry a canoe” — a place of gathering and portage for the Indigenous Lakes Duwamish people of this land. The building here was a WWI Navy seaplane hangar and then the humble training grounds for Washington Rowing and the workshop of legendary boatmaker George Pocock. The UW and generous community leaders have embarked on a capital campaign to restore this National Register building and Seattle landmark to be woven into our campus traditions as an inviting place of history and inspiration for the community.

Make like Robin Hood

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

6 p.m.9:30 p.m.

The Archery Room at the Intramural Activities Building
Try your hand at the ancient skill of archery! Admission is free for all UW students and guests registered for UW Family Weekend. Attendees must be 16 or older (photo ID required) and accompanied by a UW student. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

Get ready to roll

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

7 p.m.10:15 p.m.

Intramural Activities Building Gym A
Strap on some roller skates and take a spin around the gym! Admission and rentals are free for all UW students and guests registered for UW Family Weekend. Attendees must be 16 or older (photo ID required) and accompanied by a UW student. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

UW Greek Families

Student-led programming
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022
UW Greek System
Several sorority and fraternity chapters are hosting Parent/Family activities over the weekend. Check with your Husky for more information!

Campus tours

Outdoors
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022
Husky Statue at Husky Union Building (HUB)
This is event is at full capacity. Consider a self-guided tour instead:

The Indigenous Walking Tour was created by UW alumnus Owen L. Oliver and is dedicated to Indigenous students; past, present and future. See details for guide.

Gear up at the University Book Store

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

10 a.m.6 p.m.

4326 University Way NE
University Book Store is offering a 20% discount to UW Family Weekend Admission ticket holders throughout the weekend. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on your purple-and-gold gear and dive into your fall reading list!

Engage with contemporary art

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Henry Art Gallery
The Henry is the only museum in the Northwest that is focused exclusively on contemporary art and ideas. Current exhibitions include new paintings by up-and-coming artist Nina Chanel Abney, video installations drawn from the Henry collection, an immersive installation by Donna Huanca, and more.

Explore Pacific Northwest culture and natural history

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
With active research labs that you can observe, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, the Burke Museum lets you see — and feel — a world alive. Visit the Burke to experience dinosaurs, fossils, Native art from the Northwest, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe.

Tailgate with your #UWFamily ($)

Outdoors
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.

Intramural Activities Building (IMA) Recreation Field #2
Make memories together and share the game-day excitement with other UW families as you savor unlimited food and beverages, play family-friendly games, meet mascots Harry the Husky and Dubs, and get pumped with the Husky Marching Band, UW Cheer and UW Dance. Enjoy this UW Family Weekend highlight on its own, or take it to the next level by also attending the game. Start time is 11:30 a.m.

Open House – ASUW Shell House

IndoorsOutdoors
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

Noon

ASUW Shell House
Explore the historic home of “The Boys in the Boat.” Come to the spot once known as stəx̌ʷugʷił” (stukh-ug-weelth) or “carry a canoe” — a place of gathering and portage for the Indigenous Lakes Duwamish people of this land. The building here was a WWI Navy seaplane hangar and then the humble training grounds for Washington Rowing and the workshop of legendary boatmaker George Pocock. The UW and generous community leaders have embarked on a capital campaign to restore this National Register building and Seattle landmark to be woven into our campus traditions as an inviting place of history and inspiration for the community. Start time 12:00 p.m. until end of first quarter.

Get your game on

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

Noon8 p.m.

Husky Union Building (HUB) Games Room
Bowling, billiards, foosball, Pac-Man and much more await at HUB Games. Enjoy one free hour of fun with your UW Family Weekend credentials.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

Cheer on the Huskies ($)

Outdoors
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

2:30 p.m.

Husky Stadium
Join us as the Washington Huskies take on the Arizona Wildcats at the Homecoming football game. Special ticket rates have been arranged for our #UWFamily, and tickets must be purchased separately. Game time is 2:30 PM

UW Greek Families

Student-led programming
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022
UW Greek System
Several sorority and fraternity chapters are hosting Parent/Family activities over the weekend. Check with your Husky for more information!

Family exploration day

Galleries and MuseumsIndoorsOutdoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022
Across Seattle
This deliberately unstructured day is a chance to relax and hang out with your Husky before you head home. Hop on the Link light rail to explore the city's many attractions — visit Pike Place Market for flying fish, catch a ferry for stunning views of Mt. Rainier or celebrate the Space Needle’s 60th anniversary.

The U District neighborhood around campus, centered around “The Ave” (University Way NE), is a great place to make family memories. Find your new favorite restaurant, visit University Book Store for discounts and special items, and check out other family-friendly activities.

Engage with contemporary art

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Henry Art Gallery
The Henry is the only museum in the Northwest that is focused exclusively on contemporary art and ideas. Current exhibitions include new paintings by up-and-coming artist Nina Chanel Abney, video installations drawn from the Henry collection, an immersive installation by Donna Huanca, and more.

ASUW Shell House tours

Sold out
IndoorsOutdoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

10 a.m.11 a.m.

ASUW Shell House
This event is at full capacity. Consider a Maker Space Lab tour instead. See details for link.

Explore Pacific Northwest culture and natural history

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

10:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
With active research labs that you can observe, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, the Burke Museum lets you see — and feel — a world alive. Visit the Burke to experience dinosaurs, fossils, Native art from the Northwest, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe.

ASUW Shell House tours

Sold out
IndoorsOutdoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

11 a.m.Noon

ASUW Shell House
This event is at full capacity. Consider a Maker Space Lab tour instead. See details for link.

Gear up at the University Book Store

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

Noon4 p.m.

4326 University Way NE
University Book Store is offering a 20% discount to UW Family Weekend Admission ticket holders throughout the weekend. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on your purple-and-gold gear and dive into your fall reading list!

ASUW Shell House tours

Sold out
IndoorsOutdoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

Noon1 p.m.

ASUW Shell House
This event is at full capacity. Consider a Maker Space Lab tour instead. See details for link.

ASUW Shell House tours

Sold out
IndoorsOutdoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

1 p.m.2 p.m.

ASUW Shell House
This event is at full capacity. Consider a Maker Space Lab tour instead. See details for link.

Show your family the ropes

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

1 p.m.5 p.m.

Crags Climbing Center at the Intramural Activities Building
Enjoy free UW Family Weekend passes to The Crags. Must be 16 or older, and accompanied by UW student. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to enter the Intramural Activities Building. For a full list of acceptable proof of vaccination, please see the Intramural Activities Building website.

ASUW Shell House tours

Sold out
IndoorsOutdoors
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022

2 p.m.3 p.m.

ASUW Shell House
This event is at full capacity. Consider a Maker Space Lab tour instead. See details for link.