Dawgs in the District
Presented by Sound Transit

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The U District Welcomes New and Returning Huskies!

The U District is excited to welcome new and returning students, faculty, and staff to the best neighborhood in Seattle! This year, from Monday, September 23rd, to Friday, the 27th, the U District Partnership (UDP) is promoting deals and activities throughout the neighborhood and encouraging Huskies to visit our amazing local businesses to find their new favorite shop, cafe, restaurant, or venue.

So, invite a friend, and meet new ones, win prizes, and attend fun events happening all week at businesses across the street and around the district. Read below to find out more!

Dawgs in the District is a free event and an official part of UW’s Dawg Daze celebration.

Shop Local / Dine Global

The U District has a wide range of amazing local businesses and the most diverse food offerings of any neighborhood in Seattle, all right next to campus! Discover your new favorite stores and dishes from around the world. Throughout the week there will be deals and special opportunities for Dawgs all across the U District. Just show your Husky card at the below participating businesses to join in.

Win Prizes!
If you share a picture of your food or purchase from a U District business on Facebook or Instagram with #dawgsdistrict and tag the local business, you will be entered to win that day’s prize. Every day there will also be special promotions which will double your entry and increase your chance to win! Follow our Instagram, to keep up to date on the prizes: @udistrictpartnership

Prize/Promotion Schedule

  • Monday (9/23)

    • Daily Prize - Gift card to Cafe Allegro

    • Double Your Chances! - Monday mornings can be rough. Start your week right by tagging a picture of your breakfast meal/treat, coffee, or tea from a U District business to earn double entries

  • Tuesday (9/24)

    • Daily Prize - Gift card to Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery

    • Double Your Chances! - Treat Yourself Tuesday. Tag a picture with your favorite snack, treat, or dessert from a business in the U District to earn double entries

  • Wednesday (9/25)

    • Daily Prize - Gift card to Lucky Dog Clothing

    • Double Your Chances! - Back to School Cool. Tag a picture with your new item of clothing, jewelry, or accessory from a U District store to earn double entries

  • Thursday (9/26)

    • Daily Prize - Gift card to Ted Brown Music

    • Double Your Chances! - Head out west, beyond the Ave, to see what opportunities the wider U District has to offer. All tagged pictures of purchases or swag from any U District business on a street west of the University Way, such as Roosevelt Way, 45th St., and Brooklyn Ave., will earn double entries

  • Friday (9/27)

    • Daily Prize - Prize package from Shiga’s Imports

    • Double Your Chances! - Get your education on the Ave! All tagged pictures of purchases from Ave, A.K.A. University Way, businesses earn double entries

At the end of the week we will draw our winners for our finalist prizes, each of which have their own challenges you must complete to be considered

  • Cafe Connoisseur - Package of prizes from local cafes and bubble tea shops

    • Share photos of your drinks from three different U District tea, coffee, or bubble tea cafes

  • U District Explorer - Package of prizes from across the U District for adventurous spirits

    • Post pictures with your purchases from businesses located on three different streets in the U District

  • The Grand Prize! - $200 to the U District Business or Nonprofit of your Choice

    • Every entry earns you a chance to win this top prize

U District: Nights

Every night in the U District there is something new to do and see. Discover all of the fantastic movie theaters, music venues, and hang out spots our neighborhood has to offer. During Dawgs in the District, Huskies will find nightly events and deals just a short walk from campus and going well into the night. Check out the offerings and events below and don’t miss out!

Calendar of Events - More to be Announced Soon!

Up Your Ave!

Friday September 27th from 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
University Way NE “The Ave” and 43rd St
Up Your Ave! is the culmination of our Dawgs in the District week and your last chance to enter to win our final prizes. To get started, visit our Party on the Ave on the corner of NE 43rd St and University Way NE, a.k.a. “The Ave”, to pick up your free event passport. Then, travel up and down the Ave from 41st St. to 52nd St. discovering along the way delicious free treats, fun swag, and amazing deals at local businesses. Don’t forget to collect stamps in your passport at each stop! When you finish the route, stop back in at our Party on the Ave to meet new friends, play games, listen to music from DJ Adi, and collect this year’s much sought after Up Your Ave! t-shirt.

View our map below to learn more about the participating businesses and what they will be offering. This will be an event you won’t want to miss!

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!

Top Dawg Presenting Sponsor:

Pack Leader Event Sponsors:

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Big Dawg Event Sponsor:

Community Sponsors:

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