Media Alert: UW Bothell celebrates 25 years with first alumni weekend and campus celebration

May 06, 2015

CONTACT: Lisa Hall, 425-352-5461, lhall7@uw.edu
CONTACT: Laura Mansfield, 425-352-5406, lmans@uw.edu

Media Alert: UW Bothell celebrates 25 years with first alumni weekend and campus celebration


WHAT:      UW Bothell celebrates 25 years with the first Alumni Weekend and campus celebration. This fun-filled event marks a major milestone for UW Bothell and will feature the 10th Annual 5K Walk/Run, music, tours, food, interactive family and children’s activities as well as networking opportunities.

WHEN:      Saturday, May 9, 2015
                  8:00 a.m. – noon: Husky 5K Run/Walk
                  11:00 a.m.: Family fun and music on the Plaza
                  2:00 – 12:30 p.m.: 25th Anniversary program
                  12:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Campus & school tours, BBQ, music, family activities
                  4:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Pump up the Purple Bothell Block Party (21+ event/tickets
                  required) – Downtown Bothell

WHERE:    University of Washington Bothell
                  18115 Campus Way NE
                  Bothell, WA 98011-8246

WHO:        UW Bothell alumni, students, faculty staff, community, Congresswoman Susan DelBene, Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, and more.

WHY:        In an effort to expand access to the exceptional University of Washington education, the University of Washington Bothell was created by a group of 13 educators who were selected to create the university from scratch. They did just that, holding classes in an office park..

Today, UW Bothell has nearly 5,000 students, almost 15,000 alumni and is the fastest-growing public university in the state of Washington, with 66 percent enrollment growth since 2010. Yet, the administration has kept its commitment to keeping class sizes small and students first. UW Bothell has become a destination of choice for students of great promise from across the state of Washington.