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W Day 2022

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It’s the UW’s birthday, and we’re celebrating YOU!

On Oct. 14, sport your Husky gear and come together in Red Square for an epic W Day pep rally with the Husky Marching Band, a live DJ and tons of purple giveaways. Show the world your Purple Pride and kick off Homecoming weekend in Husky style.


Oct. 14, 2022
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Red Square, Seattle campus


Learn more about the celebrations on the Bothell campus and Tacoma campus.

Celebrate on Red Square


student poses with free purple w day shirt in red square, there's a pile of shirts behind her
  • 10 a.m. W Day T-Shirts*
  • 11 a.m. Trophy cupcakes*
  • And more surprises throughout the day!

*One per person, while supplies last


symbols player in the husky marching band crashes their symbols together during a pep rally
  • 11:20 a.m. Appearances from the Husky Marching Band, Harry the Husky and UW Cheer and Dance
  • 11:30 a.m. Special guests from Husky Football and Husky Soccer


students pose in front of a giant blown up husky in red square
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Airy the Husky and the Husky Helmet Car
  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Face painting


DJ plays on their equipment at a W Day event
  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. KEXP’s DJ Abbie Gobeli
  • 12 p.m.–1 p.m. DJs from Rainy Dawg Radio
  • 1–1:30 p.m. Husky Jam performance


Celebrate #WDay wherever you are

Calling all Huskies near and far! Wherever you’re changing the world on Oct. 14, celebrate the UW’s birthday and our inspiring global Husky community. Share your Purple Pride by giving #WDay a shoutout on social media as we kick off Homecoming weekend. 

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Photo gallery from past celebrations

Picture of someone taking a video of the w day crowdCheerleaders perform on Red Square.Two staff members pose for a photo holding the 'Proud to be purple' poster.A person poses for selfie during W Day.Two staff members pose for a photo.Students play cornhole on Red Square.UW President Ana Mari Cauce poses for a picture with the Homecoming Scholars.4 students with their free W day Starbucks cups!student poses with dubs the huskyStudents gather to checkout the Starbucks drinks tumblers.students pose with their free t-shirtsstudent tries on earrings and looks at them in a mirrortwo dogs greet each other at w day, one of them is wearing a pineapple costumeuw cupcakesA person puts a dollar in the W for the 'Dollars for Dawgs' fundraiser.