Winter Admits

Connect, explore, and register for courses!

Winter A&O is for students who have have been admitted to start at the UW for the winter quarter. This may include incoming freshman and transfer students, both domestic and international.

  • Step 1: Confirm Enrollment
  • Step 2: Orientation Overview
  • Step 3: Before You Reserve
  • Step 4: Make an A&O Reservation
  • Step 5: Orientation Preparation
  • Step 6: FAQs

Step 1: Confirm Enrollment

Confirm Enrollment

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 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! 

Step 2: Orientation Overview

Orientation Overview

Winter A&O Dates: 

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  • Friday, January 3, 2020

*Note - Winter quarter instruction begins on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During A&O, you will meet one-on-one or in small groups with an academic adviser and because of this the dates that are displayed when you register are based on the major you selected. 

While you’re here, you’ll get your first taste of what UW student life is like, and meet a variety of your future new friends and classmates. You will also register for your winter quarter classes. 

Check-In Time: 7:45 A.M.

Check-In Location: Varies by date. Please see your A&O reservation confirmation for details.

Program End Time: 5:00 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.


Step 3: Before You Reserve

Before You Reserve

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. 

Placement Testing: The UW offers on-campus placement tests in mathematics, chemistry, foreign languages, and more. Check here to see if you need a placement test. Math placement tests will not be available during your A&O session. Please visit the Testing Center website for information about scheduling a test.

If you are still unsure if you need a placement test or have questions about which tests you need to take, please contact UAA Advising at

Immunization Requirements: The UW requires all students to submit proof of immunization to measles. This must be submitted prior to attending A&O and can take up to three weeks for processing. Visit the UW's immunization website for more information. 

Reservation 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.

Step 4: Make an A&O Reservation

Make an A&O Reservation

A&O reservations are offered on a first-come first-serve basis and according to your premajor or direct admission to a college or major. Click the button below to enter the reservation system to see available dates.

Make a Reservation

(*Note - When you click on the link above, you'll be asked to input your UW NetId and password. Please enter just your NetId without "" Entering your entire email address will prevent you from accessing the system. If you have any questions, please call or email First Year Programs.)  

Have feedback about the reservation process? We'd love to hear about it here.




Step 5: Orientation Preparation

Orientation Preparation

Check-In Time: 7:45 A.M.
Check-In Location: Varies by date. See your A&O reservation confirmation for details.
Program End Time: 5:00 P.M.

Agenda: A&O is a packed day, review the agenda and make sure you bring a pen and come prepared to learn. If you need accommodations for the day please contact First Year Programs. 

Traveling to Campus: Explore options for coming to campus. If traveling by car you can pay $15.00 per day to park in the Central Plaza Garage near Kane Hall.

U101: Complete the pre-orientation modules that we will give you access to online! All components will help prepare you for your session.

Required Paperwork Submitted: 

Health Insurance: Watch this optional webinar covering what new students need to know regarding health insurance. Watch and learn more on their website here.

To Bring With You:

  • Government issue ID to take any placement tests and get your Husky Card. 
  • A bag and a pen for taking notes and carrying your materials around.
  • A refillable waterbottle. 

Step 6: FAQs


What if I am late or have to leave early from my A&O? Please contact us immediately at or text our Google voice number at
802-490-5012, it is possible you will have to reschedule your A&O. 

Can my family, partner or children join me at A&O? No, A&O is designed for new students only. Come prepared to meet other new Huskies! 

What if I already met with my adviser? Do I still need to attend A&O? Yes, you are required to attend A&O regardless if you have already met with your academic adviser. 

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Already Have a Reservation?

You can review and make changes to your A&O reservation at any time.

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