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Orientation

Orientation Leaders

Kent Vo(206) 222-9301

Kent Vo(206) 222-9301

Favorite Spot on Campus

East Asian Library in Gowen Hall

Special Memory from First Year at UW

I recall walking through campus with my friends late one night in the middle of Snowmageddon. It was so peaceful watching the snow cover the quad and seeing all the students flock there to build snowmen and have snowball fights. I truly felt like a kid again.

Glory Yang(206) 222-9238

Glory Yang(206) 222-9238

Favorite Spot on Campus

Center Table (located in Willow Hall) back seating facing the mountains.

Special Memory from First Year at UW

It snowed several inches one evening so my roommate and I went for a walk around campus at 12 AM.

Charles Long(206) 899-0480

Charles Long(206) 899-0480

Favorite Spot on Campus

Nordstrom Tennis Center

Special Memory from First Year at UW

My Husky Tennis Club team won the tournament we went to at the University of Victoria in Canada.

Noah Stanigar(206) 539-1512

Noah Stanigar(206) 539-1512

Favorite Spot on Campus

The sound studio in Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

Special Memory from First Year at UW

Going to Vancouver with my friends.

Chloe Jiselle(206) 222-9729

Chloe Jiselle(206) 222-9729

Favorite Spot on Campus

Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC)

Special Memory from First Year at UW

A special memory I have from my 1st year at UW, is from a retreat that I went to for FASA UW, the Filipino American Student Association. At retreat I really got a chance to bond with others and really solidified the friendships that I made while being at UW.

Abby Dahl(206) 981-5364

Abby Dahl(206) 981-5364

Favorite Spot on Campus

Henry Art Gallery

Special Memory from First Year at UW

Taking design 166 and feeling like I had found a major that was perfect for me, and in turn pushing me to try harder than I had ever tried at anything before. It was very fulfilling.

Michael Kelleher(206) 222-9317

Michael Kelleher(206) 222-9317

Favorite Spot on Campus

Paccar Hall

Special Memory from First Year at UW

One special memory I have was going to my first football game. I was amazed by the school spirit and energy.

Tiffany Shafer(206) 222-7629

Tiffany Shafer(206) 222-7629

Favorite Spot on Campus

Suzzallo Libraries Reading Room

Special Memory from First Year at UW

Early Fall Start was one of the best things I've done in my college experience at UW. I met some of my best friends through that program and it was such a great way to get to know campus before the quarter really started!

Thomas Dylan(206) 222-7899

Thomas Dylan(206) 222-7899

Favorite Spot on Campus

The pillars at Sylvan Grove

Special Memory from First Year at UW

A special memory from my first year at UW is going to my first husky football game. Coming from a very small town, the sheer volume of people in one space was more than I had ever experienced before, and I was astounded.

Piper Hausman(206) 222-8960

Piper Hausman(206) 222-8960

Favorite Spot on Campus

Sunny Days: The Quad/ Rainy Days: Suzzallo Libraries

Special Memory from First Year at UW

One of my favorite memory from my first year at UW was taking the "W" picture. The day we were taking it, it started pouring rain. Even though all the students were drenched, everyone was still so excited to meet other people and play games. It made me feel the husky spirit that so many UW students have.

Alex Barrett(206) 488-0551

Alex Barrett(206) 488-0551

Favorite Spot on Campus

The Hogan Terrace at Paccar Hall

Special Memory from First Year at UW

My favorite memory was definitely finishing my last final during spring quarter. I stepped out of the ECE building and it was beautiful outside. I took the long route home, and as soon as I got back, my friends and I headed straight to the Gorge for Paradiso.

Kayla Perez(206) 866-2851

Kayla Perez(206) 866-2851

Favorite Spot on Campus

If I want to study: Allen Research Commons / If I want a break: The Quad

Special Memory from First Year at UW

Definitely bonding with my roommate. We didn't know each other until we got to UW and it was really fun to spend my first quarter here navigating our way around together.

Molly Wu(206) 258-7676

Molly Wu(206) 258-7676

Favorite Spot on Campus

Odegaard Undergraduate Library

Special Memory from First Year at UW

One time I went on a seven-hour road trip with friends from my business fraternity to Portland to buy Voodoo Donuts for a fundraising event. We left at 8:00pm and didn’t come back until 2:00am. Even though it was such a long drive, I got much closer with my friends.

Ben Hans(206) 274-9437

Ben Hans(206) 274-9437

Favorite Spot on Campus

Outdoor study deck at Foster (Paccar Hall)

Special Memory from First Year at UW

After walking out of my last final during winter quarter. It was about 70 degrees outside, sunny, and the quad was packed with music and excitement.

Morgan Miller(206) 222-8246

Morgan Miller(206) 222-8246

Favorite Spot on Campus

Odegaard Undergraduate Library

Special Memory from First Year at UW

My friend and I driving up Friday night to Western Washington University to surprise our best friend on her birthday.

Bianca Ponnekanti(206) 258-6483

Bianca Ponnekanti(206) 258-6483

Favorite Spot on Campus

Montlake Cut

Special Memory from First Year at UW

When it snowed this January, me and all my friends had a huge snowball fight and then made snow angels with other students on campus. It was really cool to see how the snow brought everyone together!

Anna Shah(206) 745-7426

Anna Shah(206) 745-7426

Favorite Spot on Campus

Grieg Garden or Sakuma viewpoint

Special Memory from First Year at UW

I have so many favorite memories at UW, it's hard to just pick one! If I had to choose I would pick the day my whole dorm and the dorm next to us had a snowball fight in the courtyard! It was so cool to see so many students come together just to have a snowball fight. It really made my week.

Steven Tu(206) 222-8049

Steven Tu(206) 222-8049

Favorite Spot on Campus

Odegaard Undergraduate Library

Special Memory from First Year at UW

Getting kicked out of my professor's office hours during the third week of class helped me realize I wasn't in high school anymore.

Tiana Cole(206) 222-8094

Tiana Cole(206) 222-8094

Favorite Spot on Campus

The Quad

Special Memory from First Year at UW

Going to my first Husky football game ever!

Clay Peterson(206) 258-7150

Clay Peterson(206) 258-7150

Favorite Spot on Campus

Anywhere that I can get comfortable in when the sun is shining.

Special Memory from First Year at UW

Meeting some of my best friends at social events and eventually becoming roomies!

Misha Robinson(206) 309-7261

Misha Robinson(206) 309-7261

Favorite Spot on Campus

Oceanography Building

Special Memory from First Year at UW

The RSO fair my 1st year was so amazing. Red Square was entirely filled with people and just getting to see all of the clubs and communities get together and play games/hand out free stuff was super fun.

Emily Wang(206) 966-4139

Emily Wang(206) 966-4139

Favorite Spot on Campus

Drumheller Fountain

Special Memory from First Year at UW

I went on a study abroad program to the Netherlands led by UW faculty last summer.

Dianna Laguan(206) 539-0663

Dianna Laguan(206) 539-0663

Favorite Spot on Campus

Parnassus cafe in the basement of the Art building.

Special Memory from First Year at UW

I went to a concert with my roommate and we rode back to UW with one of the bands!

Ann Thompson(206) 222-8276

Ann Thompson(206) 222-8276

Favorite Spot on Campus

The Quad

Special Memory from First Year at UW

A special memory for me during my first year was when I explored Seattle with a few others on my dorm floor. We didn't know each other well yet, but we had a great time sharing dinner and walking around together!

Diego Condit(206) 258-7368

Diego Condit(206) 258-7368

Favorite Spot on Campus

Red Square

Special Memory from First Year at UW

I joined the rest of the new member class from my fraternity and we spent a Saturday taking public transportation to explore all of Seattle. It was a really cool bonding experience I think.

Lucas Godfrey(206) 222-8064

Lucas Godfrey(206) 222-8064

Favorite Spot on Campus

The terrace in Terry Hall

Special Memory from First Year at UW

Going to my first ever drag show is probably what made the most impression on me. It’s what began to make me realize that I love being here!

Sarah Hemmett(206) 429-8459

Sarah Hemmett(206) 429-8459

Favorite Spot on Campus

The Quad

Special Memory from First Year at UW

One of my favorite memories from my 1st year at UW was going to the HUB Lawn at midnight with my roommate and my other close friend and swinging on the swing there in the middle of the night.

Angelo Xhemalaj(206) 429-6655

Angelo Xhemalaj(206) 429-6655

Favorite Spot on Campus

Odegaard Undergraduate Library

Special Memory from First Year at UW

I met Isaiah Thomas at the IMA playing with his friends.