View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phone. Because of the on-going situation, Advising & Orientation sessions have moved to a remote platform. For more information, view our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. (updated 5/6/2020) 

First Year Programs

Freshman Advising Information

Useful Links

Ways Departmental Advisers can be involved in Freshman A&O

Day 1: Monday and Wednesday 


Day 2: Small Group Advising Sessions (Tuesday and Thursday - Times Vary) 


Day 2: Small Group Advising Locations 

Why A&O Small Group Advising? 

We are thrilled to partner with the academic advising community to support a successful new student transition to the UW. Many students are leaving with a full schedule of courses 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 a 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, OMA&D, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, and/or Honors adviser.