View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phone. Because of the on-going situation, Advising & Orientation sessions have moved to a remote platform. For more information, view our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. (updated 5/6/2020) 

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)

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Tips for First-Year Students

Don't forget to have time for fun this summer before your first year starts. September will be here soon, enjoy the moment now!

—Kirsten Schatz