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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) 

Orientation

Two-Day: Sample Agenda - Engineering (Remote)

Day 1

Start and End Time: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. PT
View reservation confirmation email for your detailed agenda and Zoom links. Both days of your A&O are required.  

  • A&O Connection Group | 9:00 a.m.
    • Meet your Orientation Leader. You will be reviewing expectations for the day and will get to meet other new huskies. 
  • Break | 9:45 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away. 
  • Welcome from the College of Engineering | 10:00 a.m. 
    • Connect with members from the College of Engineering.  
  • Academic Workshop | 10:30 a.m. 
    • Meet with your assigned advising team to build upon pre-orientation modules and understand how to navigate academic interest and course selection in the first quarter. 
  • Break | 11:30 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away. 
  • Signature Experience Lunch Session | 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m
    • Enjoy lunch connect with the Career Center @ Engineering, Study Abroad, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), and Academic Success staff.  You will have the opportunity to attend two breakout sessions.  
  • Self-Guided Presentations | 12:45 p.m.
    • You will be reviewing multiple presentations prepared by UW staff and faculty to later discuss with your peers. 
  • A&O Connection Groups | 2:30 p.m.
    • Connect with your A&O connection groups to discuss the self-guided presentations. 
  • Conversation with Faculty | 3:00 p.m.
    • Learn how to work with faculty and other classroom expectations. 
  • A&O Connection Groups | 3:30 p.m.
    • Prepare for course registration, create a plan for campus involvement, and connect with an Engineering Peer Educator (EPE).  
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (Optional) | 5:00 p.m.
    • If you are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority, come engage with current students and staff. 

Day 2 

Start and End Time: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PT
Day two agenda times fluctuate depending on your assigned groups. Each group block will be about two and a half hours of live interaction. All schedules include the following elements with varying times. Please hold time for the entire day. We are unable to make changes to your assigned group without rescheduling your entire A&O. 

  • A&O Connection Groups  
    • Reconnect with your groups. Throughout the day you will participate in activities that build upon your Pre-A&O Modules and the first day of A&O. Topics addressed include time and stress management, Dawg Daze (welcome weeks), academic integrity, and building community. 
  • Advising and Registration Session 
    • Meet with your assigned adviser and register for your first quarter of classes. A majority of the advising and registration sessions will take place in a small group setting. 
    Student Success Videos
    • Video content will be available for you to view at your own convenience as a resource to help ease your transition to the UW!