W Day

W Day: October 15, 2021

Save the date for W Day: Oct. 15

Huskies everywhere will celebrate W Day on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. This year marks 160 years since the UW’s founding and brings Huskies together again for a day of Purple Pride!

Celebrate on Red Square, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Bring your Husky spirit to the W Day party on Red Square — show the world why you love the UW and kick off Homecoming weekend in style.

Top four reasons not to miss the celebration:

  • 4. It’s the perfect way to kick off Homecoming weekend.
  • 3. T-shirts, music and more.
  • 2. You get to show the world why you heartheartheart the UW.
  • 1. Being back on campus together = AWESOME!


Mockup of W Day T shirt

W Day giveaways

  • 10 a.m. W Day T-shirts
  • 11 a.m. Popcorn
  • 1 p.m.  Cookies

One per person, while supplies last.

Harry Husky mascot gives the "Dubs Up" on Red Square

Special appearances

  • 10 a.m. President Cauce
  • 11:30 a.m.–noon  Husky Marching Band, Harry the Husky and UW Cheer & Dance
The UW celebrates W Day 2019 with food, games, and free Husky wear in Red Square.


  • 10 a.m.–noon  Rainy Dawg Radio
  • Noon–2 p.m.  KEXP DJ Supreme La Rock
Harry Husky poses with student on Red Square.

Photo ops

10 a.m.–2 p.m.  Airy the Husky, Husky Helmet Car

Marching band takes the field in Husky Stadium

Show your spirit and share on social

Wherever you are, Oct. 15 is the day to rock your favorite purple-and-gold gear! Show the world why you love the UW and share your pics on social media using #WDay.

Take part in tradition

W Day is just the start of Homecoming weekend and UW Family Weekend — with lots of ways to celebrate all things Husky!

Photo gallery from past celebrations


Alaska Airlines, BECU, Coca-Cola, Starbucks logos