Review the information for all students, then begin the reservation process according to your status.
Advising and Orientation (A&O) is offered the start of each quarter and is designed to prepare you for the UW. All new students (transfer and freshman) are required to attend an A&O in order to enroll for their first quarter.
At an A&O you can expect to:
University 101 is a self-guided course designed to prepare you for your Advising & Orientation (A&O) session. U101 must be completed before your A&O session. We recommend beginning U101 at least 2 weeks prior to your A&O session.Learn More
The UW offers on-campus placement tests in mathematics, chemistry, and more.
Freshman - Math placement tests are the only tests offered in conjunction with on-campus A&O sessions.
Transfers - Math placement tests will not be available during your A&O session. Check with the Testing Center for more information.Learn More
Meet your Orientation Leaders (OLs) that will be guiding you throughout your A&O.
Check back later to meet the OLs!
Whether you are coming via airplane, train, or bus, we can help you find your way to the UW.
Need help planning your commute to campus? Get a personalized commute plan from the Commute Options team! Learn more at their website or call 206-221-3701 from M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Learn More
Do I have to attend A&O? Yes, A&O is required for all students. If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can my friend join me at A&O? No, A&O is designed for new students only. Come prepared to meet other new huskies!
Are parents required to attend Parent Orientation? Parent Orientation is not required but encouraged especially if this is your first student attending the UW.
What if I am late or have to leave early from my A&O? Please contact us immediately at email@example.com, it is possible you will have to reschedule your A&O.More FAQs
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