The University of Washington requires all new (freshman and transfer) undergraduate, degree-seeking students enrolling on the Seattle campus for the first time to attend a full Advising and Orientation session. The A&O requirement must be completed for a student to be eligible to register for classes. Students who do not complete all aspects of the A&O session will have a registration hold placed on their student account and be required to attend another session. Parents, friends or family members may not participate instead of the student.
Students have the opportunity to reserve a session date before the quarter begins. Students should choose an A&O session date that does not conflict with events.
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.