Orientation

Freshman U.S. Dates

All sessions are subject to availability in the reservation system. 

You must attend an A&O program to register for your classes. Regardless of when you attend A&O, you can register for courses that count toward graduation requirements.

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A&O Session Information Winter Admission Spring Admission

Summer/Autumn Admission

A&O Pt. 1: First Year Checklist Opens November 15, 2023 January 22, 2024 March 1, 2024
Schedule A&O Pt. 2 & 3 reservation November 15, 2023 January 31, 2024 June 1, 2024
A&O Pt. 2: Academic Identity, Transition, and Course Registration sessions live in Zoom December 28,2023 March 1, 2024 Dates Vary
June 24 - August 13, 2024 *
A&O Pt. 3: Community Connection Meetings on-campus  January 2-12, 2024  March 22, 2024 September 18, 19, or 20

*Summer and Autumn: Students have June, July, and mid-August program dates based on major areas of interest, with very limited options in September for A&O Pt.2. The typical program is a two-day program online (A&O Pt.2) and one-day program on campus (A&O Pt. 3). Your program options will be outlined when you make a reservation.

Make-Up Sessions: If you absolutely cannot attend a session, please contact our office fyp@uw.edu, after the registration system opens, and we will work to place you in a make-up orientation session for either A&O Part 2 or 3.