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Haunted Hustle Running Package

WGU Alumni Haunted Hustle Virtual 5K
October 22-24, 2021

We’re excited to announce the WGU Alumni Haunted Hustle, a spooky virtual 5K for all Night Owls, brought to you by the WGU Alumni Relations team! The concept is simple—all you have to do is register, order one of three Haunted Hustle package options, or throw on a costume of your own, and then get your run on sometime during the weekend of October 22-24. Proceeds will benefit the Student Emergency Aid Fund, helping students who are in jeopardy of not completing their academic journeys. Plus, every package includes a commemorative Haunted Hustle medal, courtesy of WGU Alumni.

Ready to Hustle? Follow these easy steps:

  1. Register and purchase the Haunted Hustle package of your choice at the WGU online store.

  2. Download the Strava app so you can easily track and share your progress.

  3. Don your swag and your favorite costume and run five kilometers between October 22-24.

  4. Share your participation on social media using #WGUgrad and #WGUHauntedHustle.

Texas Cyber Summit Conference

4th Annual Texas Cyber Summit Cyber Security Conference 2021
October 29-30, 2021

Through a joint sponsorship with WGU Texas and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, we’re providing all WGU staff, students, and alumni with free access to the virtual events of this hybrid summit, scheduled for October 29-30. 

The Texas Cyber Summit is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a goal of providing information and training to individuals interested in continuing and cybersecurity education and provides learning and training opportunities to underserved and women in Cyber. The summit is loaded with world-renowned speakers and dozens of options for training and learning opportunities. Virtual attendees can access all rebroadcast keynotes and speakers, the online village content, briefings, trainings, competitions, learn about groundbreaking research, and more.

To learn more about the summit, visit To register to attend the virtual events, visit, select the Virtual GA Pass option, enter promo code TCS_WGU21 to waive the registration fee, select your tickets and checkout.

Past events.

WGU Night at Rio Tinto Stadium
July 21, 2021

On Wednesday, July 21, WGU Night was held at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT! Students, alumni, WGU staff, and family joined us at the WGU pregame BBQ inside the stadium. 

Webinar: Why You? Understanding the Value You Bring to the Workplace
June 23

Night Owls joined Darlene Brown and LaQuientta Abbott from Truist Financial as they discussed, “Why You? Understanding the Value You Bring to the Workplace.” A recording of the webinar was made available with registration.

To learn more about upcoming webinars, please visit the NBMBAA webinar page.

National Black MBA Association logo

WGU Alumni Kindness Quest
June 13-19, 2021

We would like to express our gratitude to you for participating in the WGU Alumni Kindness Quest. We had more than 1076 Night Owls participate and report their acts of kindness. We were moved by the time and generosity you offered to your communities. We also had a select group of graduates donate to the Student Emergency Aid Fund that helps support students who are in jeopardy of not completing their academic journey.

Kindness Quest Swag

Virtual Washington Mixology & Trivia Night
May 20-June 10, 2021

We gathered with a self-proclaimed “cocktail nerd” who led us in crafting two beverages while playing trivia. Attendees also had the opportunity to connect with fellow alums!

2021 WGU Washington Mixology Event

WGU Northwest Region 5,280 Milestone Celebration
May 28, 2021

To celebrate the achievements of our 5,280 WGU graduates in Colorado, the home of the Mile High City, we held a mile-long virtual race—one foot for every grad!

WGU Northwest 5280 Milestone Celebration Event

Spring Virtual Alumni Celebration
May 21, 2021

This event kicked off the Virtual Commencement Weekend where we celebrated new WGU grads and their accomplishments! The event was live on Facebook and YouTube Friday, May 21 (the night before commencement).


3/4 Closeup Photograph of Sage the Night Owl

WGU Alumni Mustache Dash 5K
April 16-18, 2021

The WGU Mustache Dash was a success with hundreds of runners all across the country. Participants received a commemorative Mustache Dash medal courtesy of WGU Alumni. Proceeds benefited the Student Emergency Aid Fund.

Woman And Dog Running On Beach At Sunset

Winter Virtual Alumni Celebration
February 19, 2021

This event kicked off the Virtual Commencement Weekend where we celebrated new WGU grads and their accomplishments! The event was live on Facebook and YouTube Friday, February 19 (the night before commencement).


WGU Yoga Night
January 28, 2021

The first-ever WGU Yoga Night, a virtual wellness event for all Night Owls brought to you by WGU alumni! Night Owl Yoga kit order proceeds benefited the Student Emergency Aid Fund, helping students who are in jeopardy of not completing their academic journeys. Plus, every package included a multi-function head buff, courtesy of WGU Alumni.

Night Owl Trot 5K
November 27-29, 2020

Night Owls across the nation participated in the 5K Night Owl Trot and received a special commemorative medal with every participation package purchased from the WGU store. Proceeds benefited the Student Emergency Aid Fund.

Night Owl Trot participant

Fall Virtual Alumni Celebration 
November 13, 2020 

Summer Virtual Alumni Celebration
August 21, 2020