There are two ways Departmental Advisers can be involved in A&O Sessions.
Day 1 Academic Areas of Interest Presentations (Mondays and Wednesdays 3:40-4:25pm)
Sign up to present during the academic areas of interest presentation. Even if you don't present you are welcome to attend and begin connecting with freshman. View the list of majors and each interest category (page 68-73).
Small Group Advising Sessions (Tuesday and Thursdays - Times Vary)
Day 1: Sign up to Present Area of Interest, 3:40 -4:25 pm
Day 2: Group Advising Locations
Why A&O Small Group Advising?
We are thrilled to partner with the academic advising community to launch a new advising approach! Many students are leaving with a full schedule of courses (74%) and we want to see this number grow. Students say they are influenced to register for a course because of the following factors:
We want to expose students to the wide variety of academic areas and allow students to meet with an adviser in a small group setting and make a connection. Our goal is that every student will leave with a name and contact information of a person they can continue the conversation with throughout their first year. All students are assigned to a UAA, OMAD, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Honors adviser.
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.