Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Polynesian Day


“Poly Day” as it is commonly known, is a celebration of the Polynesian culture hosted by the Polynesian Student Alliance at the University of Washington. This popular event showcases authentic Polynesian and Pacific Islander music, dance, and regalia from the islands right at the heart of the UW campus. There will be workshops for high school students that will cover the university admissions process, keynote speakers, Polynesian history and more! Around noon, the members of PSA will host the signature celebration of “Poly Day,” in honor of their heritage for all to attend. This annual event aims to voice the presence of a lively and active P.I. community on campus and motivate younger generations of P.I.s to pursue higher education at the UW.

This year is the 20th annual Poly Day, a momentous occasion for the UW Polynesian student community.
The theme for this year is Talanoa: Binding of Stories.

Event Date

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Target Group

Pacific Islander High School Students

Agenda & Location

8:00AM – Registration Check In

Workshops – @ The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Performances – @ The HUB Lawn

Bus Drop Off Location

Drop off will be between the Henry Art Gallery and George Washington Statue. Please click on driving directions for more info.


CLOSED. Thank you for registering for this year’s Poly Day!

Note: The online application requires that you send in a signed copy (form attached on the online application) of the liability/permission form. You do not need to submit both an online and a paper application. Please submit only one or the other.


Polynesian Student Alliance at UW