Real DAWGS Read

UPDATE: The spring session of Real Dawgs Read has concluded and we had very high participation! Congratulations to all the students who read during their free time while learning from home. You have until June 5 to finish up your journals and send them in. We have run out of hoodies, but still have Husky hats and socks!

Now’s the time to read!

Hey Washington state students—why not earn free Husky gear while your activities are on hold and you’re schooling from home?

Read for 30 minutes a day on 30 separate days between now and June 5, and you can choose from a Husky hoodie (adult size XS or S), Husky hat, or Husky socks.

Real Dawgs Read swag

Download your interactive journal and get started. You can fill it out electronically or print it out.

  • Record your reading time over 30 separate days.
  • Have your parent or guardian sign the journal.
  • Send the journal back to the University of Washington by June 5, 2020.

Be sure to include your home address — and then watch the mail for your sweet Husky swag!

Choose the easiest way to return your completed reading journal:

  1. Stick the printed journal in an envelope and mail to:
    Trademarks & Licensing
    University of Washington
    Box 359559
    Seattle, WA 98195-9559
  2. Scan or photograph your printed journal and email the picture to
  3. Fill out the interactive journal, include your parent’s electronic signature and email it to

Start reading today! Books, comic books, magazines, newspapers — YOU choose. Read alone, read aloud, read with friends, have someone read to you. Just read, and you’ll be dressed like a Dawg in no time!

This program is open to K-8 students in Washington state only. Questions? Contact us at

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