Parents & Families

UW Family Weekend, October 15-17, 2021

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UW Family Weekend
Oct 15-17, 2021

UW Family Weekend invites families to campus to spend time with their Husky and get a taste of UW life. There’s plenty to celebrate this year as we reunite at the UW Family tailgate, cheer on the Dawgs at Homecoming and throw a celebration in Red Square for W Day. Bring the entire family and build your own weekend of fun!

We’re thrilled to welcome our #UWFamily back to campus!

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Join us

Register here to attend Family Weekend! Tickets are $15 per person (free for current UW students), with the option to add on the UW Family Tailgate and the Homecoming football game.

Please note: Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours will be required to attend UW Family Weekend and masks will be required at all indoor and outdoor events.

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Move your body

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

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

Intramural Activities Building
Enjoy the UW’s flagship fitness facility, including cardio and weight equipment; basketball, volleyball and badminton courts; indoor track; and a wide variety of activities. Free for all students and guests registered for Family Weekend. Must be 16 or older (photo ID required) and accompanied by a UW student.

Celebrate W Day

Outdoors
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

10 a.m.2 p.m.

Red Square
W Day is our annual celebration of the UW’s birthday, Homecoming and all things Purple Pride! Stop by Red Square at 11:30 a.m. for a pep rally and remarks from President Cauce, then check out special giveaways for parents and enjoy festive music. It’s a party not to be missed!

Engage with contemporary art

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Henry Art Gallery
The Henry is the only Northwest museum focused exclusively on contemporary art. Enjoy its paintings, prints, ceramics, costumes and textiles free with your Family Weekend credential.

Last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Explore Pacific Northwest culture and natural history

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
A Smithsonian affiliate, the Burke Museum has over 16 million objects in its collections, from Northwest Native art and samurai armor to dinosaur fossils and meteorite samples. Admission is free with your Family Weekend credential.

Last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Attend the UW Family Welcome Reception

OutdoorsReception
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

10:30 a.m.

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

Get your game on

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

11 a.m.4 p.m.

HUB Games Room
Bowling, billiards, foosball, Pac-Man and much more await at HUB Games. Enjoy one free hour of fun with your Family Weekend credential.

Hear a lecture by UW faculty

IndoorsLecture
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

1 p.m.1:50 p.m.

HUB Ballroom
Hear from Paula Nurius, associate dean of the School of Social Work, and Megan Kennedy, director of the UW Resilience Lab and co-chair of the UW Student Well-Being Collaborative, about Accelerating and Tailoring Responses to Student Mental Health — a project begun during the COVID-19 pandemic that compiled research and resulted in increased mental health services for UW students.

Learn about student resources

Indoors
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

2 p.m.4 p.m.

Mary Gates Hall
Meet with staff from the Community Engagement and Leadership Education, Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity and UW Career and Internship Center to ask questions and learn about resources for students.

Make like Robin Hood

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

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

IMA Archery Room
Try your hand at the ancient skill of archery! Free for all students and guests registered for Family Weekend. Must be 16 or older (photo ID required) and accompanied by a UW student.

Get ready to roll

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

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

IMA Gym A
Strap on some roller skates (rentals are free) and take a spin around the gym! Free for all students and guests registered for Family Weekend. Must be 16 or older (photo ID required) and accompanied by a UW student.

Cheer on the Dawgs

Outdoors
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Husky Stadium
Husky football — the way it should be — is back! Join us as the Washington Huskies take on the UCLA Bruins at the Homecoming football game. Special ticket rates have been arranged for our #UWFam and must be purchased separately. Find out more here.

Tailgate with your #UWFam

Outdoors
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Recreation Field #2
Celebrate Homecoming before the Huskies take on the UCLA Bruins! We’ll have unlimited game-day fare and beverages; special giveaways; a DJ and photo booths; visits from Husky Band & Cheer, Dubs and Harry the Husky; and fun for all ages. Tickets are an additional $45–50 per person and do not include entry to the game. Game tickets must be purchased separately. All are welcome, even if you're not going to the game.

Engage with contemporary art

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Henry Art Gallery
The Henry is the only Northwest museum focused exclusively on contemporary art. Enjoy its paintings, prints, ceramics, costumes and textiles free with your Family Weekend credential.

Last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Explore Pacific Northwest culture and natural history

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
A Smithsonian affiliate, the Burke Museum has over 16 million objects in its collections, from Northwest Native art and samurai armor to dinosaur fossils and meteorite samples. Admission is free with your Family Weekend credential.

Last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Get your game on

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021

11 a.m.8 p.m.

HUB Games Room
Bowling, billiards, foosball, Pac-Man and much more await at HUB Games. Enjoy one free hour of fun with your Family Weekend credential.

Move your body

IMA/Rec Sports activityIndoors
Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

9 a.m.8:30 p.m.

Intramural Activities Building
Enjoy the UW’s flagship fitness facility, including cardio and weight equipment; basketball, volleyball and badminton courts; indoor track; and a wide variety of activities. Free for all students and guests registered for Family Weekend. Must be 16 or older (photo ID required) and accompanied by a UW student.

Engage with contemporary art

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Henry Art Gallery
The Henry is the only Northwest museum focused exclusively on contemporary art. Enjoy its paintings, prints, ceramics, costumes and textiles free with your Family Weekend credential.

Last admission at 4:30 p.m.

Explore Pacific Northwest culture and natural history

Galleries and MuseumsIndoors
Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021

10 a.m.5 p.m.

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
A Smithsonian affiliate, the Burke Museum has over 16 million objects in its collections, from Northwest Native art and samurai armor to dinosaur fossils and meteorite samples. Admission is free with your Family Weekend credential.

Last admission at 4:30 p.m.