Freshman and Hybrid A&O are for students who have finished high school and are entering their first year of college. This may include International and Running Start students, but does not include Transfer students.
Congratulations on being admitted to UW! Follow these steps to make sure you're ready for A&O.
NSEOF: To confirm your enrollment and be able to reserve your spot at A&O you must submit your New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF). Please visit the New Huskies website in order to accept your offer and pay.
UW NetID: If you have not yet set up your UW NetID you will need this in order to sign in and reserve your spot at A&O.
Forward your Email: Your UW NetID also serves as your UW email, simply add @uw.edu to the end of your NetID. Your confirmation email and all future communication regarding A&O and other university business will be sent to your UW email, so make sure you have forwarded your UW email to your personal email so you don't miss anything!
A&O is required and you are expected to attend the program in its entirety. A&Os will be offered from end of June through August. Specific dates will be available to you on Step 4.
2-Day On-Campus: For in-state, out-of-state, and international freshmen.
Date availability is based on pre-major status, direct admission to a college or division (i.e. Foster School of Business, College of Engineering, Computer Science), and affilition with academic programs such as Interdisciplinary University Honors.
2-Day On-Campus for Early Fall Start (EFS): For out-of-state and international freshmen.
Date availability is limited to EFS participants to help minimize the cost of travel to/from Seattle and is planned around Early Fall Start classes.
Hybrid 1 Day Online/1 Day On-Campus: For international freshmen with document restrictions preventing arrival on campus earlier than September.
Date availability is based on pre-major status, direct admission to a college or division (i.e. Foster School of Business, College of Engineering, Computer Science), and affilition with academic programs such as Interdisciplinary University Honors. Please plan travel accordingly to ensure arrival in time for your Part 2 on-campus in September.
Freshman Day 1
11:00 A.M. Check-In HUB North Ballroom
5:30 P.M- 6:15 P.M.*
Freshman Day 2
Hybrid A&O Part 1 Online
7:45 A.M. PST
10 A.M. PST
Hybrid A&O Part 2 On-Campus
*Students have the choice of attending an optional session to learn more about Greek Life from 5:45-6:15 p.m.
International and Veteran Students: Review your next steps handout (international and veteran) to learn more about your orientation process.
Undocumented Students: Review this website to learn more about resources available to you.
If you are not able to attend a summer 2-day or Hybrid A&O session, please contact our office directly by calling 206-543-4905.
While making your reservation you will be given the option to sign up for a few things. Please make sure you're ready to answer questions regarding the following topics:
Math Placement Testing (only available for 2-Day A&O): Interested in taking Math your first quarter? The testing charge will be added to your tuition account. Check-In for Math Placement Testing starts at 8:45 AM on Day 1 of the 2-Day A&O in Kane Hall. Check the placement test website or check your AP/IB scores for more infomation.
Overnight Accomodations (only available for 2-Day A&O): Overnight housing in the residence halls for student participants is available during A&O. It is optional. Any charges associated with overnight housing will be added to your tuition account.
Parent Orientation: We also offer Parent Orientation on Day 2 of the 2-Day A&O program.. Parent Orientation is optional, however we strongly encourage parents to attend. You have the option to add up to 6 family members to your reservation.
Immunization Requirements: The UW requires all students to submit proof of immunization to measles prior to attending A&O and can take up to three weeks for processing. Visit the measles website for more information.
Program Changes and Cancellation Policy: You can make changes to any part of your reservation, but you need to make sure you do it at least a week in advance to avoid any fees. Find out more on our cancellation policy page.
A&O reservations are available on a first-come first-serve basis and according your premajor or direct admission to a college or major. Click the button below to see available dates.
Make a Reservation
Reservation Release Schedule: Seats for A&O will be released slowly so check back often for changes in session availability. Regardless of when a student attends A&O they will have access to register for courses that count toward graduation requirements. All scheduled released dates will take place at 10:00 AM PDT on the date listed below.
March 1st - 10% of spots available
March 15th - 25% of spots available
April 1st - 50% of spots
May 1st - 90% of spots available
May 10th - 100% of spots available
Have feedback about the reservation process? We'd love to hear about it here.
|A&O Type||Check-In Time||End Time|
|Freshman Day 1||5:30 P.M .- 6:30 P.M.*|
|Freshman Day 2||General A&O: 8:00 A.M. HUB North Ballroom
EFS A&O: 12:30 P.M. HUB North Ballroom
|Hybrid A&O Part 1 Online||7:45 A.M. PST||10 A.M. PST|
|Hybrid A&O Part 2 On-Campus||8:00 A.M.||5:00 P.M.|
|September 18 Freshman One-Day Program||7:45 A.M. HUB North Ballroom||5:00 P.M.|
Agenda: A&O is a packed day, review the agenda, bring a pen, and come prepared to learn a lot. Understand there is an earlier start time if you are taking a Placement Test. *Students have the choice of attending an optional session to learn more about Greek Life from 5:45-6:30pm.
Parent Orientation: Parent orientation is on the second day of freshman orientation. Information can be found on our parent information website.
U101: Check out the pre-orientation modules that we will give you access to online! All components will help prepare you for your session.
Required Paperwork Submitted:
To Bring With You:
Download the app BEFORE you come to campus: Use the New Huskies App to review your orientation schedule and more!
A&O Schedule for Freshmen: http://fyp.washington.edu/fragenda
Now that you are all set for your A&O, you should consider the following programs to enhance your transition.
Health Insurance: Watch this optional webinar covering what new students need to know regarding health insurance. Watch and learn more on their website here.
Early Fall Start: Take a UW class about a month before autumn quarter begins and get comfortable with college life. Register by August 16, 2018 and learn more on their website here.
International Student Send-offs: Are you joining us from abroad? Meet alumni, current and other incoming students at an send-off in your country! Details and more information will be posted in late Spring.
Freshman Study Abroad: Travel Writing in Rome: Spend two weeks in Rome and jumpstart your freshman year while exploring the difference between high school and college writing. Explore Rome, Italy with the faculty member Professor Shawn Wong while enhancing writing skills applicable to any major. You will gain five credits of required English Composition. REGISTER NOW TO HOLD YOUR SPOT- Scholarships are available. fyp.washington.edu/rome
UWild's First-Year Adventures (FYA): Forge new friendships, learn outdoor skills, and explore the Pacific North West with UWild’s First-Year Adventures (FYA). FYA offers a wide array of activities, from backpacking to mountaineering, kayaking to rock climbing. Trips are scheduled around the summer A&O schedule, so join us before or after a session and begin your time at UW with a little adventure. REGISTER NOW TO HOLD YOUR SPOT! fyp.washington.edu/uwild
Does an earlier A&O date mean better class choices? There is no such thing as a "bad" date for A&O. Regardless of when a student attends; we guarantee access to a schedule with classes that count towards both full time status as well as graduation requirements. Advisers and current students will be available to help with suggestions and registration for classes throughout the entire summer.
The A&O session I am interested in full, what are my options? Sessions open and close on a regular basis. If you are unable to get into the session you desire please continue to check back. We are not able to keep a waitlist. Do NOT make any travel arrangements until you have confirmed your reservation.
What time are the seats released on the slow release dates? Seats will become available at 10:00 A.M. on each of the slow release dates.
I don't see a date listed as an option to select, does that mean it's full? All dates that are available at the time you are reserving your session will be listed for you in the drop down menu.
What time does A&O start and end and do I have to be present for both days? Day 1 begins at 11:00 A.M. and ends at 5:30-6:30 P.M.* and Day 2 begins at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 5:00 P.M., and you must be present for the entirety of the program in order to be eligible to register for classes.
*Students have the choice of attending an optional session to learn more about Greek Life from 5:45-6:30pm.
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