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September 14, 2020

Dawg Daze With UW Libraries

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Hey New and Returning Students!

We know you’re excited to start the new quarter at UW, and we are too! Although the library buildings aren’t open right now, the Libraries staff have been busy creating some fun Dawg Daze events online to welcome you and help you get oriented to the great resources and services the Libraries has to offer. Also, don’t forget to check out our Libraries Student FAQ For Fall for helpful tips and answers.

Huskies Go: A Virtual Quest through UW Libraries

Thursday, September 24 – Saturday, October 3rd 11AM

A mysterious creature has been roaming through the UW Libraries since most of the campus closed in March. We need you to use the UW Libraries to track it down. How? Complete tasks that will hone your library know-how, collect raffle tickets that enter you to win awesome prizes including a Nintendo Switch Lite and Bose micro bluetooth speaker, and capture the elusive creature so that it may be revealed to all. Participants will get limited edition Dawg swag mailed to your home! Huskies, let’s go!

Welcome to UW Libraries!

Multiple dates/times Friday September 25th-29th

Attend our virtual library orientation for first year students (including dedicated sessions for transfer students and first generation students) to find out how the UW Libraries can help you succeed at UW. Although the library buildings won’t be open, we still have lots of great resources that you can access remotely. We’ll show you how to connect online, find course materials, start your own research, and more! In addition, you’ll have a chance to meet other students and ask any questions you might have. Student attendees will be entered into a drawing for e-gift cards. Click the links below to add to your calendar:

Stay Quizzical: UW Libraries Trivia

Friday, September 25, 2020, 2 – 3:30 pm

Test your trivia skills with UW Libraries in this virtual trivia contest! We’ll have five fun rounds of questions covering pop culture, the UW, Seattle and more! Prizes will be awarded to top finishers. Sign up here.

Undergraduate Research for Community College Transfer Students

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5 – 6 pm

Are you an incoming community college transfer student interested in undergraduate research? Get a jump-start on research with this workshop intended for incoming transfer students in all disciplines to get up to speed on the resources and opportunities available for you to engage in faculty-mentored research at UW! In addition, learn about key library resources and services that support all forms of undergraduate research. Join Undergraduate Research Program advisers, current undergraduate student researchers, and UW Libraries staff for this interactive, informational session. Register/add to your calendar.  

2020 First Presidential Debate Watch Party

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Tuesday, September 29th 5:45

Join your peers for a non-partisan debate watch party. It’s a night of virtual civic engagement, community building AND a great place to get your voter registration questions answered! Hosted by UW Libraries and partners — Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and Community Engagement, Leadership Education, and WashPIRG.

Learn more on the UW Libraries Election 2020 Guide.

You can also add any these events to your personal calendar via the  Dawg Daze calendars. We hope to see you there!

Go Dawgs!