Welcome New Husky

First Year Programs helps to foster a successful undergraduate experience throughout your first year at the University of Washington. 

Students: Our Advising & Orientation (A&O) policy requires all first-year students to attend A&O. 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 will be delivered in a hybrid format. Review additional information about A&O format and delivery and required content on our website. FAQ website 

Access A&O Reservation System/First Year Checklist

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

Undergraduate Freshman U.S.Undergraduate Freshman U.S.
Undergraduate Freshman InternationalUndergraduate Freshman International
Undergraduate TransferUndergraduate Transfer
Family OrientationFamily Orientation
Undergraduate Returning StudentsUndergraduate Returning Students
Non-Matriculated / Non-Degree StudentsNon-Matriculated / Non-Degree Students
Graduate & Postbaccalaureate StudentsGraduate & Postbaccalaureate Students

Tips for first-year students:

Take it slow and enjoy your time here. Try and open yourself up to new activities, even if it means getting out of your comfort zone! It takes time to adjust and be graceful to yourself as you do so.

—Helena Kobayashi