Freshman 2-Day: Day 1 Start: 11:30 AM in the HUB North Ballroom (lunch included)
Day 1 End: 6:30 PM * Students interested in fraternities and sororities should plan to stay until 7pm to attend the Greek Life presentation.
Day 2 Start: 8:00 AM in the HUB North Ballroom (lunch included)
Day 2 End: 5:00 PM
Freshman Hybrid Part 1: Online: 8:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Transfer: 7:45 AM in the Johnson Hall Lobby. Programming begins at 8:00 AM and runs until 4:30 PM (coffee and lunch included).
Make sure to read your confirmation email to verify you registered for housing (freshman only). Review the following pages for information on traveling to campus and checking into the residence halls for overnight housing.
Freshman 2-Day, Overnight in the Residence Halls: You can check into your overnight housing at Lander Hall during the following times, based on your arrival.
Check out the pre-orientation modules that we will give you access to online! All components will help prepare you for your session.
In preparation for attending your A&O session, you are required to provide proof of measles immunity. Note: You will not be dropped from your A&O session, however it takes 7-14 business days to process the measles paperwork.
If you registered for the Math Placement Test, please plan to check-in at Kane Hall from 8:45-9:00AM on Day 1 prior to the start of your 2-day A&O.
If you want to take Chemistry, be sure to complete the placement test 48 hours before your A&O.
Check to see if you need to take a placement test. (Placement testing available for 2-Day Freshman A&O only)
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.
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.
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.
Don’t forget a water bottle! You’ll be walking around quite a bit.
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!
Have the A&O scheudle on your phone by downloading the app here.
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!
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.