Orientation

A&O Pt. 2: Summer/Autumn Admission

Start and End Time: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
The detailed agenda and Zoom links will populate 24 hours before your session date, via the link in your reservation confirmation. 
View the reservation confirmation email for your detailed agenda and Zoom links.To fulfill your A&O requirement, you must attend all sessions throughout the day.

Morning 

 

  • 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 Community Group. Learn strategies to maintain and create support systems and think about your reasoning for attending UW.
  • Break | 8:45 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Registration Foundations | 9:00 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 | 9:45 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Conversation with Faculty | 10:00 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 | 10:30 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!
  • Break | 11:00 a.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Community Group | 11:15 a.m.
    • Learn the detailed process of registration and discuss various resources you will use to register for this upcoming quarter and beyond.
  • Additional Meetings & Priority Self-Guided Activities | 11:45 a.m.
    • ​​​​Self-Guided Activities: Students who are not assigned to attend the OMA&D Meet & Greet or Student Veteran Meeting may use this time to virtually navigate the most important aspects of the transition to the UW. Access the videos using the links below.
    • OMA&D Meeting: Prospective OMA&D students will be meeting with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity to learn more about their office
    • Student Veteran Meeting: If you are a student veteran, you will be meeting with the Office of Student Veteran Life to learn more about the programs and services available to you during your time at the university. To learn more, view additional resources.
  • Lunch Break | 12:15 p.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away and grab a bite to eat

Afternoon

The afternoon agenda times fluctuate depending on your assigned groups. Each group block will be about two hours of live interaction. All schedules include the following elements.

  • Health & Well-Being | 12:45 p.m.
    • Meet with your fellow Huskies in a large group to discuss health & wellness resources at UW with Peer Health Educators.
  • Break | 1:15 p.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Course Registration | Times Vary  
    • Meet with your assigned adviser and register for your first quarter of classes as a Husky! Most advising and registration sessions will take place in a small group setting. Aim to keep questions relevant to this fall quarter; you can always make an appointment with your adviser after A&O to plan future quarters!
  • Registration Lab | Times Vary 
    • If you need registration assistance, visit with advisers and peer leaders while registering for your first quarter of classes.
  • How 2 Husky Workshops | Time Varies
    • Take this time to explore different session facilitated by Orientation Leaders on different ways to be successful at UW.
  • Break | 4:00 p.m.
    • Take a moment to stretch or step away.
  • Community Group | 4:15 p.m.
    • Conclude A&O with your Connection Group by learning about UW traditions, Dawg Daze, and plan how to engage in campus culture. Listen to some final announcements and learn about next steps to take after A&O.