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First Year Programs helps to foster a successful undergraduate experience throughout your first year at the University of Washington.
Students: All first-year students are required to attend Advising & Orientation. By participating at A&O, you will:
Family Members: Students are encouraged to register their family members for the Family Orientation program. Family Orientation allows parents, partners, grandparents, and other supporters of first-year students to collect the information and skills necessary to support your student.
A&O one or two-day sessions and Family Orientation will be hosted live on Zoom. We will also have optional on-campus programming throughout your transition and during Dawg Daze, UW’s autumn welcome week. View additional information about A&O format and delivery.
For frequently asked questions such as "when do I need to arrive on campus before classes start?" visit our FAQ website.
Sign up for a First-year Interest Group or FIG. I was able to meet so many people and get support from a current student.—Reese O'Craven
120 Mary Gates Hall Box 352825
Seattle, WA 98195-2825
Mary Gates Hall 120
Academic Year: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Summer: Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Commuter and Transfer Commons (HUB 141)
Academic Year: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Breaks & Summers: Closed
Closed during University holidays.
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