To begin your first year at the University of Washington, you will need to attend an Advising & Orientation (A&O) session. A&O is required of all new undergraduate students and it is where you will be introduced to academics, student life, and extracurricular opportunities. 

Orientation for New Admits

First-Year Experience (FYE) Survey

If you began your journey at the UW during the 2023-2024 academic year, use your voice and tell us about your First-Year Experience. Win a $100 textbook award and take the survey by June 3, 2024.

Complete FYE Survey

Dawg Daze

Join in on the fun at one of the nation's largest welcome weeks! Connect, explore, and get involved. View a list of all events, along with a list of family events, on the Dawg Daze website.

Learn About Dawg Daze

Fast Facts

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