Winter Before A&O Checklist

1. Know Your Check-In Location 

Check In: 7:45 AM in the Johnson Hall Lobby. Programming begins at 8:00 AM and runs until 4:30 PM (coffee and lunch included).   

Parking: If you are coming to campus in a car you can pay $15.00 per day to park in the Central Plaza Garage near Kane Hall. 

2. Complete U101

Check out the pre-orientation modules that we will give you access to online! All components will help prepare you for your session.

3. Upload Your Immunization Records 

In preparation for attending your A&O session, you are required to provide proof of measles immunity

4. Take Placement Testing (if required) 

Check to see if you need to take a placement test. If you want to take Chemistry, be sure to complete the placement test 48 hours before your A&O. 


5. Come As You Are

Wear casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes. The UW campus is large and you will be walking an average of 1.5 miles during your A&O session.

6. Bring Your ID

A government issued photo ID is required in order for you to receive your Husky Card, to take a placement test, and to take care of other business on campus. International students please bring your passport and visa. 

7. Bring a Bag & Pen

Some sort of small bag or purse will help you carry the items that you bring (water bottle, sunglasses, etc.) as well as a pen to take notes in the additional materials that we provide throughout the program.

8. Stay Hydrated

Don’t forget a water bottle! You’ll be walking around quite a bit.

9. Make New Friends, But Keep The Old...At Home

A&O is designed for you to interact with your classmates. Don’t bring friends with you because we’ll be supplying you with new ones! (If you have questions regarding accessibility or childcare please contact FYP at or 206.543.4905.)

10. Get Ready for a Good Time!

Look forward to an awesome time! This will be your first interaction with other first year students on campus, and we’re excited to make it fun!