The University of Washington and the University District will celebrate W Day, the anniversary of the day classes first started, on Nov. 4. Huskies around the world will drape themselves in purple and raise a toast to the UW’s 150th birthday.
As part of that day’s celebration, select Seattle-area businesses will offer discounts to anyone wearing purple, KJR 950 AM will broadcast live from campus, free purple T-shirts and cupcakes will be handed out and various Seattle icons will turn purple.
Huskies who live outside the area can post their UW memories and photos of themselves in purple on the UW Facebook page or on Twitter (hashtag #UW150), host purple parties and show their Husky pride wherever they happen to be that day.
UW Marketing will provide any business that is offering a W Day discount or is participating by turning purple a “shout-out” on Facebook and Twitter.