Student Engagement & Activities



Student Engagement & Activities sponsors several annual events, including those created by student leaders. Look for exact dates and times on our calendar.


Student Leader Training

Student Engagement & Activities supports about 40 hired student leaders through extensive leadership and job training. This includes off-campus training to encourage leadership, team-building, and personal reflection, as well as on-campus training to help students learn specific job responsibilities.

Typically held September.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week occurs in the beginning of Autumn quarter. It is a week-long event filled with fun activities for new and former students to connect with other students and resources!

Typically held the first week of class in Autumn Quarter in late September.

Involvement Fair

Club Council organizes the involvement fair, which is the perfect opportunity for clubs to promote  themselves to all students. Check out the diverse range of clubs and organizations UW Bothell has to offer. If you've missed the involvement fair, look at these other ways to get involved.

Typically held the first week of class in Autumn Quarter in late September.

Global Student Welcome

Join the International Student Facilitators (ISF) for activities, entertainment, and free food! This event is a great time to connect with other clubs and organizations.

Typically held October and February.

Masquerade Ball

Sponsored by the Campus Events Board, Masquerade Ball is a Halloween dance where you can either dress formal or wear your own costume! An awesome dance floor, great DJ, refreshments, photobooths, and games make this event one of the biggest of the entire year. This event is free for students with proper student ID.

Typically held late October.


Spooktacular is a family-friendly Halloween-themed carnival with a ton of fun games and prizes, photo booth, costume contest, and face painting!

Typically held late October.

Student Government Elections

Student government (ASUWB) is the official representative voice for all students within the university. Each Spring, most of student government leaders are elected by the entire student body. A few positions are elected the following Autumn.

Typically held early November and early May.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Join UW Bothell and Cascadia College in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through volunteering in the community. This event is sponsored by Achieving Community Transformation (ACT), ASUWB, Cascadia Student Government, Cascadia College Student Life, UW Bothell Student Engagement and Activites, and UW Bothell Community-Based Learning & Research.

Typically held the Saturday prior to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s federal holiday in January.

Etiquette Dinner

The Etiquette Dinner is an opportunity for students to learn about proper dining etiquette while networking with professionals. A three-course meal will be served over discussion and a presentation by special guests. This event is sponsored by the Career Center and the Student Engagement & Activities.

Typically held mid February.

Lunar New Year

Every year, UW Bothell and Cascadia College ring in the Lunar New Year through various events including performances, workshops, and arts & crafts activities.

Typically held mid February.

Casino Night Dance

Casino Night is a glamorous event featuring games like blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette. Gamble to win fake money and even win prizes. CEB's winter quarter formal dance as well.

Typically held late February.

Women in Leadership

This award recognizes a student from the UW Bothell campus and a student from Cascadia College, who have made exceptional contributions to the campus as a student leader during the past academic year. The award ceremony typically takes place during Women's History Month in March.

Typically held early March.

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student-led initiative that gives students the opportunity to take part in educational service projects during their scheduled spring break. The ASB program encourages active citizenship by providing service opportunities addressing issues within the community.

Typically held during Spring Break in mid-March.

Cross Cultural Engagement Retreat

The purpose of the Cross Cultural Engagement Retreat is to provide students with the opportunity to deeply engage in conversations around cultural differences. Students will participate in an atmosphere of open dialogue on multiculturalism; promote a deeper understanding of and respect for others; and will listen and reflect on diverse beliefs, values, attitudes, behaviors, and emotions for the purpose self-awareness and reflective citizenship.

Typically held early April.

Glow Dance

Campus Events Board's spring dance is the most casual of all. Expect great club music, black lights, flourescent paint, and glow lights. Wear white to make sure you glow bright.

Typically held mid-April.

Universal Leadership Conference

The Universal Leadership Conference (ULC) is a student-run conference that provides leadership experience and training for college students. The programming for this conference offers students a variety of opportunities to understand and reflect on the interconnectedness of service, social justice, and leadership. The goal of the Universal Leadership Conference is to help students understand and better themselves, their peers, and their community. We foster this environment by supporting inclusion, allyhood, and teambuilding.

Typically held early May.

Spring Fest

The biggest event of the year! Spring Fest includes an assortment of carnival games on the sports field, as well as arts, crafts, and even a petting zoo! Food and music are always part of the action too. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to relieve yourself of the accumulated stress from Spring Quarter.

Typically held mid-May.

Intercultural Night

Join UW Bothell and Cascadia College to celebrate the cultures of our community and take part in traditional cuisine, dance, music, arts and crafts from around the world!

Past performances include: Gansango West African Music and Dance Company, Bailadores de Bronce, Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, the music of Jacqueline Tabor, Kahaani Bollywood Dance Team, and Inochi Taiko. Food will include traditional El Salvadoran cuisine, Hawaiian cuisine, and much more.

Typically held mid-May.

Club Recognition Banquet

Over the course of the year, UW Bothell clubs and organizations serve the campus and broader community in myriad roles, both individually and as part of organizations.  To recognize their many efforts and involvement, Club Council invites clubs and organizations on campus to nominate students and teams of students who have made positive contributions to the campus and its surrounding communities. Winners and nominees are recognized at this special banquet in the spring.

Typically held late May.

Leadership Awards

Over the course of the year, UW Bothell students have served the campus and broader community in a myriad of roles, both individually and as part of organizations. To recognize their many efforts, Student Affairs invites faculty, staff, and students to nominate students and teams of students who have made positive contributions to the campus and its surrounding communities.

Typically held late May.