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Spirit Week — Halloweek

Spirit Week — Halloweek

Monday, October 28, 2019 (All day) to Friday, November 1, 2019 (All day)

Get your costumes ready! Spirit Committee invites you to join us for our first spirit week of the year; a fright-filled week at the end of October. Some old favorites are back — spirit scales, decorated doors, and of course, the Halloween pageant — but we have some new surprises as well! Evening activities abound, and will be announced as we get closer. Keep an eye on the campus communication channels (TVs, Dragon’s Tale, etc) for more details.

Cauldron Recipe for a Haunted Halloweek

  • Visit us each day at our lunchtime table in the cafe to get your thrills, chills, and free stuff! (11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.).
  • Wear clever costumes all week, just make sure they follow the costume guidelines from Student Affairs.
  • Learn the Thriller Dance in the week leading up to the Halloween Pageant.
  • Cast a ballot for your favorite spooky decorated door.
  • Attend an evening event or activity in the Rec Room.

Schedule

  • 10/21 - 10/25: Thriller Practice & Faculty/Staff Door Decorating
  • 10/28: Monster Mash Monday
  • 10/29: Tombstone Tuesday
  • 10/30: Witches & Wizards Wednesday
  • 10/31: Thriller Thursday (the day of the Halloween Pageant)
  • 11/1: “Spirit” Friday

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Monday, October 28, 2019 (All day)
 
 
 
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Epic Games Company Day

Epic Games Company Day

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:30pm

Company Day gives DigiPen students the chance to meet with representatives from Epic Games, right here on campus. Come to Plato at 1:30 p.m. and get a better idea of what it’s like to work for Epic. Portfolio review sessions and internship interviews for summer 2020 will be held on November 7.

Epic Games is a video game developer best known for its smash hit battle royale title Fortnite. Based in Cary, North Carolina, Epic’s Unreal Engine is used by major game franchises in a variety of different genres.

This event is open to DigiPen students only.

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:30pm
 
Guest Speaker: Undead Labs’ Matt Heiniger

Guest Speaker: Undead Labs’ Matt Heiniger

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 4:30pm

DigiPen welcomes Undead Labs technical artist Matt Heiniger, who will be speaking about the cutting-edge, low-cost photogrammetry used to render characters in State of Decay 2. Matt has presented on photogrammetry at GDC and will be setting up a 3D camera rig on campus as a demonstration. If you want, you can even be scanned and rendered into State of Decay 2 yourself!

This event is open to DigiPen students only.

  • Time: 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Van Gogh (1st floor)

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 4:30pm
 
SAIC Company Day

SAIC Company Day

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:30pm

Come to Plato at 1:30 p.m. to learn about career opportunities at Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC). DigiPen Company Days are a great way to meet with representatives from some of the industry’s top employers and hear about what it’s like to work at their company. You’ll find out what to expect from the hiring process and — in some cases — have the opportunity to schedule an on-campus interview!

SAIC is a publicly traded IT and engineering company based in Reston, VA. The company offers engineering, analytics, and computing services and is a supplier in major government, aeronautics, and defense contracts.

This event is open to DigiPen students only.

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 1:30pm
 
 
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Veterans Day Observed

Veterans Day Observed

Monday, November 11, 2019 (All day)

No Classes – Labs Open

DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Rd
Redmond, WA 98052

Directions

Monday, November 11, 2019 (All day)
 
 
Respawn Entertainment

Respawn Entertainment

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:30pm

Come to Plato at 1:30 p.m. to learn about career opportunities at Respawn. DigiPen Company Days are a great way to meet with representatives from some of the industry’s top employers and hear about what it’s like to work at their company. You’ll find out what to expect from the hiring process and — in some cases — have the opportunity to schedule an on-campus interview!

Respawn Entertainment is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts based in California. The game developer is best known for creating the Titanfall series and its recent battle royale hit, Apex Legends.

This event is open to DigiPen students only.

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 1:30pm
 
Career Services Workshop: Project Management Fundamentals

Career Services Workshop: Project Management Fundamentals

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join Career Services in learning how project management skills help with simplifying your work, while still allowing you to achieve productivity and project success in school and beyond.

This event is open to DigiPen students only.

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Michelangelo

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:00pm
 
Jam City Company Day

Jam City Company Day

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm

Come to Plato at 1:30 p.m. to learn about career opportunities at Jam City. DigiPen Company Days are a great way to meet with representatives from some of the industry’s top employers and hear about what it’s like to work at their company. You’ll find out what to expect from the hiring process and — in some cases — have the opportunity to schedule an on-campus interview!

Jam City is a mobile game developer based in Los Angeles, CA. Jam City’s games have tens of millions of monthly users playing titles such as Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

This event is open to DigiPen students only.

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm
 
 
 
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Guest Speaker: Wolfgang Engel, CEO of Confetti

Guest Speaker: Wolfgang Engel, CEO of Confetti

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

DigiPen is pleased to welcome Wolfgang Engel to campus to present a talk entitled “The Forge Introduction – Cross-Platform Ray Tracing.” Wolfgang is the CEO of Confetti, a “think-tank for advanced real-time graphics research for the video game and movie industry,” which has contributed to titles in AAA franchises such as Tomb Raider, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Mafia, and more. Wolfgang has served as a lead graphics programmer in Rockstar’s RAGE Technology Group, was a Microsoft MVP for 11 years, and is the author and editor of multiple articles and book series on real-time rendering.

This event is open to DigiPen students only.

  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Pascal (3rd floor)

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 3:00pm
 
Career Services Workshop: Overcoming Social Pressures in the Workplace

Career Services Workshop: Overcoming Social Pressures in the Workplace

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:00pm

Wondering how to address work social pressures such as impostor syndrome and peer pressure? You’re not alone! Join this “winning in the workplace” workshop to discuss how many of us battle these social pressures, and learn best practices for combating these ideas.

This event is open to DigiPen students only.

  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Michelangelo

DigiPen is committed to providing equal access to its programs and events. To request disability accommodations for an event, contact the DSS Office in advance at dss[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:00pm
 
 
 
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Last Day to Submit Request for Change of Major

Last Day to Submit Request for Change of Major

Monday, November 25, 2019 (All day)

This is the last day to submit Request for Change of Major for the Spring Semester (2020). Students wishing to change their major are encouraged to speak to their academic advisors before submitting an application.

Read more about Change of Major information for undergraduates.

DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Rd
Redmond, WA 98052

Directions

Monday, November 25, 2019 (All day)
 
 
 
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2019 (All day) to Friday, November 29, 2019 (All day)

No Classes – Labs Closed

DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Rd
Redmond, WA 98052

Directions

Thursday, November 28, 2019 (All day)
 
 
Last Day to Submit Application for Readmission

Last Day to Submit Application for Readmission

Monday, November 25, 2019 (All day)

This is the last day to submit an Application for Readmission for the Spring Semester (2020). Please read the Conditions for Readmission. Exceptions to the listed requirements will only be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the DigiPen Administration.

Students applying for readmission to DigiPen may be eligible to receive financial assistance. To apply for financial aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a DigiPen Financial Aid Application form are required. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (425) 895-4446 or financialaid[at]digipen[dot]edu for details or to have an application mailed to you.

DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Rd
Redmond, WA 98052

Directions

Monday, November 25, 2019 (All day)