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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 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

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

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