Germanics kicked off the new academic year with an evening of soccer and language at Dawg Daze 2018! Organized by First Year Programs, Dawg Daze welcomes new and returning students with over 200 activities and events. This year, along with French & Italian Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, and Slavic Languages & Literature, Germanics hosted the soccer-themed Kick Before the Flick. Staff and faculty fielded students' questions about language-learning opportunities at the UW, while graduate students from the various departments operated the challenging 'goal wall'. The fun, carnival-like atmosphere was a big draw and the evening a great success! We look forward to teaming up again for Dawg Daze 2019!