Freshman - Advisers Presentations and Group Advising

There are two ways Advisers can be involed in A&O Sessions. 

Academic Areas of Interest Presentations (Mondays and Wednesdays 3:40-4:25pm) 
Sign up to co-present during the academic areas of interest presentation. There will be space for you to share stories or examples from your own department in the presentation. Additionally you will meet students that are interested in your area of study. 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.  

Small Group Advising Sessions (Tuesday and Thursdays - Times Vary) - To locate a student, use the OL Group number in column H of this spreadsheet, and match to the Group Advising times grid below. You must log in with your uw.edu account. If you do not have access and you are an academic adviser please email  LeAnne Wiles ljwiles@uw.edu. If you want to attend a general advising lab presentation please email  Dan Feetham and he can give you additional informaiton about the format. 

Sign Up to Present Day 1 Area of Interest 

View A&O Student List 

Why A and O Small Group Advising? 

We are thrilled to partner with the academic advising community to launch a new advising approach! A majority of students are leaving with a full scheduled (74%) and we want to see this number to grow. Students say they are influenced to register for a course because of the following factors: 

  • High: interest in subject area (69%), part of my intended major track (66%)
  • Middle: time of day (48%), course title/description (44%), academic adviser suggestions (40%)
  • Lower: apparent east of the course (20%) and faculty member teaching the course (17%)

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, Freshman Direct, Pre-Engineering, and/or Honors adviser Departmental Advisers can participate in two ways. 

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