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Residential Life Activities

Residents cheering on game participants

When you live on campus you can choose from all sorts of community activities throughout the year. Designed so you can unplug and have fun with your friends and family.

Events and Activities

Midnight Carnival at Dawg Daze

Midnight Carnival at Dawg Daze

The Midnight Carnival is an annual event during #DAWGDAZE with games, music, dancing, prizes, food and more. Dawg Daze is the University of Washington’s annual tradition of welcoming first-year and returning students to campus. Join your Residential Programming Board (RPB) in Red Square and have some fun!

Parents with student during Parent and Family weekend

Parent & Family Weekend

A fun-filled, three-day adventure with tons of opportunities for parents, families and current undergraduates to check out what the Husky Experience is really like.

AREA 01 and The MILL Classes

Area 01 in Maple Hall, is a community-focused makerspace with music and video labs and a gaming area. The Mill in McCarty Hall is a makerspace supported by the UW College of Engineering. Take a 3D printing workshop to learn the basic concepts of 3D modeling tools and get started in turning your own ideas into reality.

Fitness Center West Classes

Located in Elm Hall, Fitness Center West features a gym and the Health and Wellness office. Open to HFS residential students only, this facility offers cardio and strength training equipment and free weights. Yoga and other classes are available in the two large fitness studios. Follow our Facebook page or register here for classes.

Cooking Workshops

Use your creativity to create delicious dishes like sushi, winter soup, jar trifles and much more. Have fun while learning to cook! Classes meet in the Chef’s Table demonstration kitchen in Local Point. Look for information about cooking workshops in your hall’s lobby.

Ask the Sexperts

Students can have their questions about sex answered in a positive, uncensored health forum. No question is off limits, no topic too taboo. Hosted by the Residence Education Programming team and the Peer Health Educators.

Residents working on a 3D print in Area 01
Residents participating in a cooking workshop
Residents participating in Sexperts night

Movie Nights

Spend quality time with friends while you kick back, relax and enjoy the show. Residential Life brings you a variety of movie genres throughout the year, from comedies and dramas to newly released cartoons. Movie popcorn provided!

Formal Dinner

Celebrate an evening with friends or that special someone. Formal Dinners are an opportunity to change out of your sweat pants into your finest. A fun evening of fine food and music.

Casino Night

Join friends for a festive night of cards and casino table games, fun, food and prizes. Hosted in Haggett Hall.

Larry M. Talent Show

This annual talent show is fun for all. Featuring classic comedy, stunning magic tricks, musical performances and more! Hosted by the student leaders of Maple, Lander and Terry Halls.

Residents working out in Fitness Center West
Residents having fun at Casino Night 2017
Singers presenting at Larry M. Talent Show

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