Orientation

A&O Pt. 2: Summer/Autumn Admission (Two Days)

The detailed agenda and Zoom links will populate 24 hours before your session date, via the link in your reservation confirmation. 

Day 1

Start and End Time: 8:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. (Pacific Time)

View the reservation confirmation email for your detailed agenda and Zoom links.To fulfill your A&O requirement, you must attend all sessions throughout both days.

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  • Community Group | 8:00 a.m.
    • Start your journey at UW by meeting your Orientation Leader and fellow new Huskies! You will receive an overview of A&O, learn about UW culture, and introduce yourself during this first Connection Group.
  • Break | 8:45 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away. 
  • Conversation with Faculty  | 9:00 a.m.
    • Hear from a current UW faculty member about classroom expectations, academic success, and how to build an academic support network. Get excited to ask faculty your burning questions about all things college learning related!
  • Conversation with UW Leadership: Student Expectations | 9:30 a.m.
    • Engage in a conversation with UW Leadership and the Student Conduct office about our expectations for you as a first-year student. You will learn all about the UWs code of conduct!
  • Registration Foundations | 10:00 a.m.
    • Meet your assigned advising team to learn about course selection and how to navigate academic curiosities. Learn the basic components of earning a degree at UW and create a plan for exploring classes related to your interests. This will help guide you during Advising & Registration Part 2.
  • Break | 10:45 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Community Group | 11:00 a.m. 
    • Learn the detailed process of registration and discuss various resources you will use to register for this upcoming quarter and beyond.

Day 2

Start and End Time: 7:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. (Pacific Time)

  • Community Group | 7:00 a.m.
    • Reconnect with your group and Orientation Leader to review the registration process and ask any questions about classes, exam stress, student life, etc. before registering for classes.
  • Break | 7:45 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Student Success as an International Student | 8:00 a.m.
  • Course Registration | 8:30 a.m.
    • Meet with your assigned adviser and register for your first quarter of classes. A majority of the advising and registration sessions will take place in a small group setting.
  • Community Group | 9:45 a.m.
    • Conclude your time with your OL and Connection Group by learning about UW traditions, and Dawg Daze. Listen to some final announcements and learn about next steps to take after A&O and prepare for life as a Husky!
  • Break | 10:15 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Health & Well-Being | 10:30 a.m.
    • Meet with your fellow Huskies in a large group to discuss health & well-being resources at UW with Peer Health Educators.
  • Q&A with StuCo | 11:00 a.m.
    • Connect with one of FYP’s Student Coordinators (StuCo) and pose any lingering questions you have. As a student and previous Orientation Leader themselves, the StuCo’s are well-equipped to answer any questions regarding UW!
  • EPE Connections: Academic Success | 11:00 a.m. 
    • For Engineering Undeclared Students Only: Connect in a small group with an Engineering Peer Educator who has been in your shoes to hear their insight about registration, E-FIGs, and the engineering student experience, and ask your questions.
  • Meal Break | 11:30 a.m.
  • Self-Guided Activities | 12:00 p.m.
    • Review our video series covering some of the most important aspects of the transition to the UW.
  • Optional How 2 Husky Workshop | 12:45 p.m.
    • Take this time to explore different session facilitated by Orientation Leaders on different ways to be successful at UW.
  • Break | 1:15 p.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Optional How 2 Husky Workshop | 1:25 p.m.
    • Take this time to explore different session facilitated by Orientation Leaders on different ways to be successful at UW.