UWAA Kicks Off Homecoming 2006!

Students, alumni and UW community to celebrate food, friends and football during festivities at the University of Washington October 22-29. Whether you come by plane, boat, car, foot or Dawg sled, Homecoming Week 2006 at the University of Washington promises to be well worth the journey.

Beginning with the 21st Annual Dawg Dash and culminating in the Homecoming football game between the Huskies and Arizona State, Homecoming 2006 runs from October 22-29 and is packed with Husky spirit and rousing activities. Homecoming is all about the UW's time-honored traditions—whether that means cheering on Football Coach Tyrone Willingham at the Homecoming Rally, racing through campus in the Dawg Dash or watching a great football game. Everyone is invited.

Highlights of Homecoming Week include the 21st annual Dawg Dash and Post-Dash Bash, a popular 10K run/5K walk through campus and post-event celebration in Husky Stadium; as well as the second annual Homecoming Kickoff, a pre-rally rally for friends of the UW Alumni Association (i.e., everybody).

The centerpiece is the Homecoming Rally, in which Husky fans from all over converge on "Red Square" on Friday night, October 27. This year's rally will be emceed by KJR-AM radio personality Dave "Softy" Mahler. It will feature food, fun giveaways, the announcement of the Homecoming Court, the introduction of the Dawg Dash winners, performances by the Husky Marching Band and Cheer Squad and a pep talk from Coach Willingham.

For more information about Homecoming, visit www.uwalum.com.

Homecoming 2006 Events

Wednesday, October 18
College of Arts & Sciences Networking Night, Humanities Division, 5:30 p.m., Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Thursday, October 19
Jackson School Alumni Club presentation, "Countries in Conflict: Living, Working and Traveling Amidst Political Turmoil," 7 p.m., UW Alumni House, 1415 N.E. 45th Street, Seattle.

Friday, October 20
Slavic Homecoming, 7 p.m., Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st Street, Seattle.

Saturday, October 21
UW Bothell Computing and Software Systems 10th Anniversary Celebration, 3 p.m., North Creek Café, UW Bothell

Sunday, October 22
Dawg Dash, 9:30 a.m., Husky Stadium. Post-Dash bash, 10 a.m., Husky Stadium.

Wednesday, October 25
Information School MSIM Alumni Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave., Seattle.

Thursday, October 26
Your UW Career Homecoming, 5 p.m., Hotel Deca (formerly University Tower Hotel), 4507 Brooklyn Ave. N.E., Seattle.

Friday, October 27
Homecoming Kickoff, 6 p.m., Mary Gates Hall Husky Fever Hall of Fame banquet, 7 p.m., Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave., Seattle Homecoming Rally, 8 p.m., "Red Square"

Saturday, October 28
Multicultural Alumni Partnership Bridging the Gap Breakfast, 8 a.m., HUB Ballroom UW vs. Arizona State, 12:30 p.m., Husky Stadium UW Student Dawg Sleds: Come see everyday Costco handcarts transformed by student groups to reflect Husky Pride.

Sunday, October 29
Purple and Gold Society Luncheon featuring Bonnie Dunbar, '71, '75, noon, Seattle Yacht Club, 1807 E. Hamlin Street, Seattle.

Friday, November 3
College of Forest Resources Alumni Association's Annual Banquet, 6 p.m., Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 N.E. 41st Street, Seattle.

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