Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Shades of Purple- Tacoma

About the Event

Join us for Shades of Purple, a virtual student conference for underrepresented minority rising seniors (Class of 2025) in Washington who are interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle.

Shades of Purple was created to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue higher education, as well as to give them the opportunity to experience the UW, and foster community connection. Participants will attend workshops to prepare them for the UW admissions process, learn about campus programs, and much more.

Questions? Difficulty registering? Email: reach@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in our services, programs, and activities. To request disability accommodations, please email reach@uw.edu at least 10 days in advance of the event.

About the Event

About the Event

About the Event

About the Event

Join us for Shades of Purple, a virtual student conference for underrepresented minority rising seniors (Class of 2025) in Washington who are interested in attending the University of Washington in Seattle.

Shades of Purple was created to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue higher education, as well as to give them the opportunity to experience the UW, and foster community connection. Participants will attend workshops to prepare them for the UW admissions process, learn about campus programs, and much more.

Questions? Difficulty registering? Email: reach@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in our services, programs, and activities. To request disability accommodations, please email reach@uw.edu at least 10 days in advance of the event.

About the Event

Join us for Shades of Purple, a one-day student conference for underrepresented minority high school seniors (Class of 2025) in Washington who are interested in applying to the University of Washington as freshmen (first year students).

Shades of Purple was created to encourage you to pursue higher education as well as to give you the opportunity to experience the University of Washington. You will attend workshops to prepare you for the UW admission process, learn about campus programs, meet admissions staff and much more.

We are hosting the Shades of Purple Conference in-person and virtually. All sessions will follow the same agenda, please see registration below for full details such as dates and locations.

Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race or ethnic background.

Permission Form

Students are required to submit a permission form to participate in the event. You will be emailed a permission form via DocuSign several days before the event. As soon as you receive it, please have a parent or guardian digitally submit the form.

Additional Information

If you attend a Shades of Purple Conference over the summer, please consider attending one of our Application Workshops in the fall, before the November 15th application deadline.

Due to space capacity and specific programming, advanced registration is required, and this event is for students only (no additional guests).

Schools/community organizations:

All students will need to be registered in advance individually or by teachers/chaperones.

Bringing a bus or a group of students? Email us at REACH@uw.edu for chaperone information.

All Dates

Friday, July 19 2024

8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Seattle, WA
UW, PACCAR Hall

Wednesday, July 31 2024

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual

Wednesday, August 7 2024

10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Community College

Thursday, August 22 2024

1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual
Zoom

Friday, August 23 2024

8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: University of Washington, Seattle
Alder Hall

Tuesday, August 27 2024

10:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Tri-Cities (Richland), WA
Richland Community Center

Wednesday, August 28 2024

10:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Yakima, WA
Yakima Valley College

About the Event

Join us for Shades of Purple, a one-day student conference for underrepresented minority high school seniors (Class of 2025) in Washington who are interested in applying to the University of Washington as freshmen.

Shades of Purple was created to encourage you to pursue higher education as well as to give you the opportunity to experience the University of Washington. You will attend workshops to prepare you for the UW admission process, learn about campus programs, meet admissions staff and much more.

We are hosting the Shades of Purple Conference in-person and virtually. All sessions will follow the same agenda, please see registration below for full details such as dates and locations.

Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race or ethnic background.

Permission Form

Students are required to submit a permission form to participate in the event. You will be emailed a permission form via DocuSign several days before the event. As soon as you receive it, please have a parent or guardian digitally submit the form.

Additional Information

If you attend a Shades of Purple Conference over the summer, please consider attending one of our Application Workshops in the fall, before the November 15th application deadline.

Due to space capacity and specific programming, advanced registration is required, and this event is for students only (no additional guests).

Schools/community organizations:

All students will need to be registered in advance individually or by teachers/chaperones.

Bringing a bus or a group of students? Email us at REACH@uw.edu for chaperone information.

All Dates

About the Event

Description

“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 the Polynesian Student Alliance and Micronesian Islands Club 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.

 

Agenda & Location

8:00 a.m. – Registration opens at the Husky Union Building (HUB)

9:00 a.m. – Program begins. Workshops will be held in the HUB

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

Event Registration

Student Registration

Advisor Registration

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