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Dawg Days Information 2018

Dawg Days at Butler University


Dawg Days is our annual Diversity Orientation Program. This program is just one of many events which takes place during Welcome Week each year. Dawg Days is designed to acquaint our new freshmen from diverse backgrounds with current multicultural and international students, faculty and staff in a more intimate setting. This is a wonderful opportunity from underrepresented populations to bond and become acclimated to the campus culture and environment.


As a Dawg Days participant, you will be able to move into your assigned residence hall on Tuesday, August 14 or Thursday, August 16 (by special permission only). All participants are required to attend the Dawg Days orientation workshops that are scheduled on August 16-18, 2018. The Dawg Days program will extend with special activities, workshops and events throughout the academic year, including Dawg Days II- Spring Edition, which will be held January 10-12, 2019. Check out the full Dawg Days schedule.


The cost for the 2018 program is $240 per person. This fee includes transportation, meals, activities, supplies, and all costs associated with the program throughout the academic year. We do recommend that participants have extra spending money for evening activities and free time. A payment plan is available, upon request. A limited number of scholarships are also available for first-year students in need of financial assistance. Please contact Valerie Davidson if interested in making payment arrangements or applying for a Dawg Days scholarship.

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A Note from the Director

Welcome to Butler University!

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Dawg Days celebration, and look forward to meeting you and your family. If you have any questions, please contact me by phone at 317-940-6570, or toll-free at 800-368-6852, ext. 6570. I can also be reached via email,


Valerie Davidson

Director of Diversity Programs and the Efroymson Diversity Center