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WGU in the Seattle Pride Parade
Sunday June 26, 2022

We are pleased to share with you a great celebration for our wonderful LGBTQ+ community: WGU will be participating in a large-scale Pride event for the first time in the university’s history.

WGU will be walking in the 2022 Seattle Pride Parade on June 26th. In order to promote widespread support of the LGBTQ+ community, we invite you to join us on this day - bring your friends and family! To join us, please RSVP here.  An RSVP is required to participate.

Please gather at Marion Street and 4th Avenue at 12:30 PM, PT. Our position in the Parade is contingent 119 of 203. The parade begins moving at 11:00 AM from 4th/Pike, headed to Seattle Center. You should plan for the walk to take 2-3 hours once the group begins moving. There are more than 200 groups participating!

We will provide a rainbow feather boa and WGU rainbow sunglasses to all those walking in our parade contingent to help identify our group - and feel free to dress in your favorite rainbow/celebratory/WGU gear that day!

Participants in the Seattle Pride Parade are required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) taken within 48-hours of the parade start.

Past events.

WGU Impact Day - Atlanta
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

WGU students, alumni, and staff from the Southeast Region joined together for food, drinks and a great cause!

In addition to a great time and the chance to network with others, they collected donations of socks and toiletry items to help HACEMOS in its mission to help supply much needed items to the homeless living in Metro Atlanta's "Tent City".

WGU Giving Day: Night Owls Unite
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Night Owls celebrated WGU Giving Day with the WGU community on April 21, 2022! This year, Night Owls across the nation united for 25-hours in honor of WGU’s 25th anniversary.

WGU Giving Day is not only a day to give back, but also a day to reflect on how far you’ve come and celebrate WGU’s impact with your fellow Night Owls! When you visit you can make a gift, save #WGUGivingDay social media images to share with your friends and family, participate in fun challenges, and learn more.

WGU Giving Day Image with Night Owls Unite text

Alumni Gatherings with WGU Advancement Team

The WGU Advancement Team recently held a meetup to connect with graduates in the Silicon Valley. Photo: West Regional Vice President Operations Rick Benbow, Bob Benson, Annalisa Holcombe, Erica Adams, and WGU Trustee, Lenny Mendonca with local graduates: Mira Gillet ’12 Med, Grace Benlice, ’20 MSN, Mark Jansen ’15 BS, Justin “Ty” Shipp ’21 BS, Cornelius Delogramatic, MD ’21 MBA.

WGU Advancement Event

Cybersecurity Career Awareness Live Event
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

On November 10, 2021 Night Owls were invited to participate in the Fourth Annual Cybersecurity Live Event. The field of cybersecurity continues to grow as we all rely more on tech solutions and the internet to connect, work, and communicate. But what does a career in cybersecurity look like today, and is it a smart move for current and future IT professionals? View the recorded event here to learn more.

The panel included representatives from the FBI, Zions Bancorporation, ClearShark, and WGU.

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

Through a joint sponsorship with WGU Texas and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, WGU staff, students, and alumni were given free access to the virtual events of this hybrid summit on October 29-30.

Texas Cyber Summit Conference

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

On the weekend of October 22-24, the WGU Alumni Relations team hosted a virtual 5K for WGU alumni, students, faculty, and friends! Nearly 400 participated all across the country and many logged their activities in the WGU Night Owls Strava app group! Participants who purchased a running package received a commemorative Haunted Hustle medal courtesy of WGU Alumni. Proceeds benefited the Student Emergency Aid Fund.

Haunted Hustle Running Package

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, 2021

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