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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

Communicating with First Year Students

We have several ways that we communicate with students.

Texting 
Want to stay connected to students and provide alternate options for engagement? Consider requesting a personal phone number and enhance your communication plan.

Review User Agreement & Request a Number

Opt-In Interest List
When students reserve a space during A&O, they can opt into various topic areas to “learn more.” The students will give consent for you to contact them directly.

Opt - In List

Run Bi-Portal Report 
If you need ongoing communication with first-year students consider requesting access and running your own Bi-Portal report. This will give you the most up to date information. 

Bi-Portal Report

Communications Overall
A majority of our communications take place through our #newhuskies strategy. View our approach, template examples, and ways to enhance your message through newsletters to new parents and students.  

Review the Communication Plan