Friday is Purple and Gold Day

SEATTLE—In recognition of the University of Washington's Homecoming celebration, UW alumna and Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire has proclaimed Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 to be "Purple and Gold Day" in the state of Washington.

That's the day before the UW's Homecoming football game against Oregon, which kicks off at 12:30 p.m. at Husky Stadium.

"The University of Washington has a rich history of academic excellence, groundbreaking research, winning athletics, and life-changing innovation," the proclamation reads. "I urge all citizens to don purple and gold in honor of this world-class institution."

Governor Gregoire, a 1969 and '71 UW graduate, has now issued "Purple and Gold Day" proclamations each of the last three years.

For more information on Homecoming at the University of Washington, visit or call the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM. Top Stories