View the UW's response to COVID-19. Our services and staff are available remotely and by phoneAdvising & Orientation sessions will remain in a remote platform through 2021. For more information, review our Remote Advising & Orientation Updates page. 

It is important for all of us to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19. An important part of working to keep our community safe is by wearing a face-covering. While attending a Dawg Daze event we ask all attendees to wear a face-covering when indoors or outdoors, regardless of vaccination status. If you do not have a face covering, we ask that you leave the event immediately. If you need a face-covering please email fyp@uw.edu or visit MGH 120. (updated 9/8/21)

Welcome New Husky

First Year Programs helps to foster a successful undergraduate experience throughout your first year at the University of Washington. As a new Husky, you will attend an Advising & Orientation session required of all first-year undergraduate students, where you will begin to learn about academic progress, student life, and extracurricular opportunities. 

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

Freshman U.S.Freshman U.S.
Freshman InternationalFreshman International
Family OrientationFamily Orientation

Tips for First-Year Students

Get involved on campus and find your community right away. I got involved in service learning working with elementary school students. The students brightened up my day and it was great to give back to the community.

—Cassie McKenzie