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View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phoneAdvising & Orientation sessions will remain in a remote platform through 2021. For more information, review our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. (updated 1/12/2021) 

Welcome New Husky

First Year Programs helps to foster a successful undergraduate experience throughout your first year at the University of Washington. As a new Husky, you will attend an Advising & Orientation session required of all first-year undergraduate students, where you will begin to learn about academic progress, student life, and extracurricular opportunities. 

Advising & Orientation (A&O)

Freshman U.S.Freshman U.S.
Freshman InternationalFreshman International
TransferTransfer
Family OrientationFamily Orientation

Tips for First-Year Students

Sign up for a First-year Interest Group or FIG. I was able to meet so many people and get support from a current student. 

—Reese O'Craven