Special events


Convocation 2020

The University of Washington Bothell will kick off the 2020-2021 Academic Year with Convocation. Convocation is a formal academic ceremony to welcome new students to our campus community and for faculty and staff to gather and celebrate the start of another school year. All incoming first-year, transfer students and their families are invited to Convocation.

Join your new Husky family and:

  • Hear Chancellor Wolf Yeigh’s vision for your future as a student
  • Get tips on how to make the most of your college experience from your student body president
  • Learn about some of the exciting educational opportunities that await you
  • Celebrate the beginging of your exciting journey at UW Bothell!


Sunday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Check-in is at 10:30 a.m.


Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)

After Convocation, students and families are invited to the Welcome Picnic from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the Plaza

The Welcome Picnic is for new students and their families that are attending Convocation. Come mix and mingle with staff and faculty! There will be food and music and free professional family photos. We also plan to take a photo on the field with all the new students at noon.

Please RSVP


Learn more about UW Bothell Welcome Week activities!