There are over 1,800 current student veterans across our three campuses who currently call the University of Washington home, in addition to the countless alumni who have served. For many who came to UW after military service, campus was not always a welcoming place to be a veteran. We as a society and a campus are working to better honor and integrate returning military members with the communities they served. To the many for whom this has been a reality, this program welcomes you home to the UW family.
The “Calling Home” ceremony pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native tradition of embracing and celebrating those returning from uniformed service. As service members transition to their new identity as a veteran, the tribe willingly accepts the burden of responsibility as a collective.
Let no warrior carry the burden of coming home on their own. The University of Washington accepts the responsibility to walk with members of the military community on their new journey.
Join Student Veteran Life and the Intellectual House for this unique event celebrating our Husky Veterans from all generations, honor their service, and call them home to the University of Washington! Don’t miss your chance to hear from a powerful lineup, including UW President, Ana Mari Cauce.
Attendees who RSVP below by October 3rd will be given free campus parking for the event.