OMA&D Welcome Daze

Welcome New Huskies! OMA&D Welcome Daze is your ticket to learning about the wonderful programs and services offered to first year students, so they can learn about campus and community resources, as well as connect with current students, OMA&D staff and faculty of color from across campus.


Welcome Daze Kickoff | Sept 20th, 2019 @ 1:00pm

The start of 2019 OMA&D Welcome Daze is the kickoff luncheon and resource fair, which takes place on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Husky Union Building. Parents and families are welcome to join you at this afternoon long event which includes a light lunch and cultural activities, student dance performances, music and the chance to win raffle prizes.  Following the luncheon is a student involvement resource fair to learn about OMA&D organizations, current OMA&D affiliated student groups and meet the supportive UW staff from each of our offices across campus. We want to roll out the purple carpet for you and make sure you are successful at the UW!

Kelly ECC Open House | Sept 25th, 2019 @ 1 – 4pm

The Kelly ECC Open House will provide incoming freshmen and transfer students with an opportunity to become familiarized with student leadership development opportunities, ECC hosted events and programs, the facilities, services, resources and affiliated student organizations.

Welcome Daze Kelly ECC Block Party | Sept 26th, 2019 @ 6:00pm

The Kelly ECC staff kicks off the year of community building with an exciting evening of free entertainment and fun at our annual block party! All students are invited to attend this fun-filled event which has something for everyone. Student organizations affiliated with the Kelly ECC and incoming students join the ECC staff in celebrating the beginning of the school year at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. Highlights of the block party include: A photo booth, caricature artists, henna artists, a live DJ and dancing, snacks, and awesome giveaways. Come out and see what fun we have at the Kelly ECC!

Community Dinners | Oct 1st – 10th, 2019 @ 5:00pm

Community dinners will feature a variety of delicious cultural cuisines, a short program, prizes, music, and an opportunity to build community and socialize with other freshman and transfer students.


  • The event invitation will be sent to your UW e-mail address and pre-registration for the luncheon is required.
  • If Welcome Daze 2019 conflicts with your resident hall move-in time, please contact Housing and Food Services to reschedule.
  • The RSVP link will only RSVP you for the welcome daze events and not the other events associated with it.