Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Polynesian Day

About the Event


“Poly Day” as it is commonly known, is a celebration of Polynesian culture hosted by the Polynesian Student Alliance (PSA) at the University of Washington.

This year’s event will highlight the strength and active presence of the Pacific Islander community here on campus and will feature University of Washington’s Micronesian Islands Club, as well as performances from other participating colleges and universities from around Washington State. There will be numerous workshops for high school students to attend that are facilitated by Pacific Island let students and faculty as well as local Pacific Islander community organizations who will all share knowledge on Pacific Islander culture, history, the admissions process, and more!

At around noon, the members of PSA, MIC, and other PI clubs from around WA will host the signature celebration of “Poly Day,” where members perform cultural dances in honor of their Pacific Islander heritage for all to attend.

This annual event aims to voice the presence of a lively and active P.I. community on campus and motivate younger generations of P.I.s to pursue higher education. The theme for this year is R.O.A.R : Reviving Our Ancestral Roots.


Agenda & Location

8:00 a.m. – Registration opens at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

9:00 a.m. – Program begins. Workshops will be held in the Samael E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and Alder Auditorium

12:45 p.m. – Cultural performances at the HUB Lawn