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First Year Programs

Creating New Content

There are four main components that make up an undergraduate student's orientation to the UW:

  • University 101: Online pre-orientation course
  • Advising & Orientation: On-campus or hybrid experience
  • Husky Guide: Printed publication
  • Dawg Daze: Welcome week events  

Flipping orientation content requires departments to take a big-picture assessment of your learning outcomes for first year students and determine the most appropriate time and strategies to meet your outcomes through each component.

Most objectives are best met by gradually communicating information through each component, while others can be met in fewer. Feel free to discuss the most appropriate strategy for your information with an FYP representative.   

Example Learning Outcome: Every student will be able to sing the official fight song of the University of Washington. 

The "Welcome to Your First Year" video (on the side bar) is how the relationship between U101 and A&O is framed for first year students.