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.
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
Academic Year: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Summer: Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Fri 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Closed during University holidays.
Provide FYP with anonymous feedback about our programs.