Welcome New Husky

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 will be delivered in a hybrid format. Review additional information about A&O format and delivery on our website. FAQ website 

Access A&O Reservation System/First Year Checklist

To learn about A&O and make your reservation, select your population below. 

Undergraduate Freshman U.S.Undergraduate Freshman U.S.
Undergraduate Freshman InternationalUndergraduate Freshman International
Undergraduate TransferUndergraduate Transfer
Family OrientationFamily Orientation
Undergraduate Returning StudentsUndergraduate Returning Students
Graduate & Postbaccalaureate StudentsGraduate & Postbaccalaureate Students

Tips for First-Year Students

Don't be afraid to take some time for yourself to discover who you are. You don't have to fully know what you want to do or who you want to be for the rest of your life right now—use this new university setting as an opportunity to listen to yourself and learn a few things along the way!

—Diego Rivero