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Orientation

Agenda & Make Reservation

A&O Reservations for Spring Admits is now open. The system will open for Autumn Admits on May 17. 

Registration: If you have been admitted for the winter quarter, you will register for courses after meeting with academic advisers at A&O.

Advising & Orientation Date: Several requirements must be completed before accessing the reservation system. Complete your First-year Checklist early. 

Participation

  • All first-year students are required to attend the full A&O program in order to complete course registration. Registering for courses in the quarter you are admitted to is mandatory to remain enrolled as a UW student. 
  • Please take a moment to realistically assess your schedule to ensure you’ll be able to attend and that you’ll be able to devote your full attention to the entire program. You should not attempt to participate while at work, in class, driving, or otherwise distracted. You will need your UW NetID to be able to log into the A&O reservation system. All times are Pacific Time. 
  • Participating in an A&O session in zoom can provide some challenges. A highly interactive session will often lessen the feeling of zoom fatigue. To that end, we ask that during discussions, as much as reasonably possible, you please turn your camera on and participate. Examples of participation include taking notes, asking questions, completing surveys and engagement questions, and posting in the chat. 

Access A&O Reservation System

Visit our FAQ website for more information about A&O. Contact our team via text/voice: 206-207-5564 or email: fyp@uw.edu if you have any additional questions.

Review Agenda & Next Steps

Once you reserve your space at A&O, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your agenda with Zoom links that you will use to participate at A&O. All Zoom links will populate at least 24 hours before your session. 

First-year Checklist (Required): Make sure to complete these required online training and tasks before your session. You can view checklist items on our First-year Checklist website. 

A&O Technology: Review technology instructions and requirements before attending A&O on our Technology Instructions for A&O website

A&O Dates and Sample Agendas: Review A&O dates and sample agendas to gain an idea of what your A&O will look like:

Making changes to your reservation 

All changes to your A&O reservation should be made at least 10 business days before your scheduled A&O session. To make any changes to your reservation, simply log back into the A&O reservation system to select another open session. If you see that there are no other A&O sessions available to you, please log back into the A&O reservation system and complete the A&O request form.

Change A&O Reservation

If are unable to attend your scheduled A&O session within 10 business days, please email our office at fyp@uw.edu as soon as possible.