“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
Application Workshops are for underrepresented high school seniors (Class of 2024) in Washington who are interested in applying to the University of Washington as freshmen. Participants will receive support with filling out their UW application using one of two platforms – ApplyWeb or the Common App. This workshop is designed for you to stop in during the workshop times to receive the support you need. You may stay the entire time, or come and go as needed to get help with your application.
The program focuses its resources on serving American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian students.
Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.
This year we are hosting Application Workshops in a virtual format. If you do not have access to a laptop or reliable Wi-Fi to participate in our virtual workshops, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to limited capacity, please only register for one Application Workshop. All sessions will follow the same agenda, please register for the date that works best for you.
Thursday, November 2 2023
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Wednesday, November 15 2023
Congratulations on your admission to the University of Washington! You and your family are invited to discover all the UW has to offer through our Purple & Gold events.
iDub: Imagine Yourself at UW
iDub: Imagine Yourself at UW is an event on the UW campus where you will learn about programs that promote success both in and out of the classroom, interact with current UW students and have opportunities to find out about majors, support services and cultural happenings on campus. There is an abundance to see at the UW, and this event will give you and your family a glimpse into why the UW is a world-class institution.
Note: Participation is open to all students regardless or race/ethnic background.
All iDub events will cover similar content. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.
You and your family are also encouraged to attend a Purple & Gold in the Community event.