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Residential Life Activities

Residents working on a group project

Have fun, get involved and learn something new

When you live on campus you can choose from all sorts of community activities. Connect with new friends, unplug from your studies and have fun!

Autumn Quarter activities

Students having their picture taken at Dawg Daze

Participate in Dawg Daze

Dawg Daze is a great way to discover resources, get familiar with important campus landmarks, and connect with UW staff and other UW students. Join the Residential Programming Board (RPB) and First Year Programs (FYP) in Red Square after Quad Flicks for our annual Late Night Carnival.

UW students and parents

UW Family Weekend

Spend time with your Husky and get a taste of campus life. Share the W Day tradition at our party in Red Square, enjoy great food and new friends at the UW Family Tailgate, and root for the Huskies at Homecoming. Bring the whole family and create fun memories!

Activities in your community throughout the year

Watch your hall lobby or check your hall's Facebook page for these and other activities.

Students at a Corn Maze

Take a day trip

Residential Life hosts trips to destinations in the greater Seattle area for low or no cost to residents. Past trips have included: Snoqualmie Pass for snow tubing, a Seattle Mariners game, a Seattle Sounders game, pumpkin patches and more!

Students working during a Hall Council meeting

Join Hall Council

Each community has a Hall or Community Council, open to any student in the community to join. You will help plan programs and events, advocate for community needs, and gain valuable leadership skills. Hall Councils meet weekly, and they are a great way to get involved and meet new people!

Students at an educational event

Learn something new

Residential Life student staff host educational events in the community in the areas of academic success, wellness, diversity and social justice. Learn something new, socialize with other residents, and build skills to help you succeed at the UW and beyond.

Movie night

Watch a movieā€”for free!

The Residential Programming Board (RPB) hosts weekly movie screenings at no cost to students. Popcorn included!

Students learning to cook

Learn to cook

Residential Life and UW Dining host four cooking workshops per quarter to teach residents basic cooking skills. Past workshops have included trifle jars, overnight oats, spring rolls and acai bowls.

Student-made scrunchies

Make and Takes

Get creative and make something that you can also take with you! Previous Make and Take events have included potted plants and succulents, paintings, scrunchies, engraved chopsticks and vinyl stickers.