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) 


Parent Dates

Remote Parent Orientation sessions are scheduled at specific times with participants logging in to meet in small and large chat groups led by advisers, campus partners, faculty, and OLs. Read more information about our new remote A&O format. 

Parent Orientation sessions are offered in the summer quarter. Parents of winter and spring admits are welcome to email fypadmin@uw.edu to set up an appointment to meet with a First Year Programs staff member. Parents of freshman, transfer, and international students are welcome to attend. 

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Session Descriptions

View the Freshman U.S, Freshman International and Transfer Advising & Orientation dates.


General A&O sessions are intended for the majority of first-year students. Students will most likely select one of these dates unless directed otherwise in our reservation system.  

Engineering Direct to College

Engineering Direct to College A&O sessions are intended for students who are directly admitted into the College of Engineering. 

EOP Scholars

EOP Scholars A&O sessions are intended for students who are notified about being enrolled into the EOP Scholars Academy. 

Foster Freshman Direct

Foster Freshman Direct A&O sessions are intended for students who are directly admitted into the Foster School of Business. 


Honors A&O sessions are intended for students who are admitted into the Interdisciplinary Honors Program. 

UW Academy

UW Academy A&O sessions are intended for students who are enrolled as a UW Academy student through the Robinson Center. 

One Day: Late Sept.

The One-Day Late September A&O session is intended for students who are unable to attend any other available A&O session earlier in the summer. 

Summer, Winter, Spring Admission

One-Day A&O sessions are intended for first-year students who are admitted for winter, spring, & summer quarters.