Welcome new Huskies

Begin to explore your new community through participation in one of the many pre-fall programs listed below.

Summer Quarter

Enrollment is open, which means anyone can take a class at the UW. Get a head start on your UW experience while enjoying the beauty and warmth of Seattle in the summer. Credit earned during summer quarter will become part of your UW transcript once you enroll in the autumn.

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Early Fall Start (EFS)

Freshmen starting autumn quarter can earn 5 academic credits and make a smooth transition to the UW. EFS offerings are 5-credit, month-long courses designed to prepare you for college success through interdisciplinary study, focused inquiry and academic writing.

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Summer adventures with UWild

UWild’s First-Year Adventures (FYA) will enhance the orientation experience by providing students an opportunity to forge new friendships, learn outdoor skills, and create everlasting memories within the wilds of Washington state. FYA offer a wide array of activities from backpacking to mountaineering, kayaking to rock climbing, and best of all trips are scheduled around the summer A&O schedule. So join us before, or after, a session and start your time off at UW with a little adventure.

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Freshman study abroad: travel writing in Rome

Be bold, step out of your comfort zone, and connect with new UW students while traveling and learning about a new culture and earning writing credit!

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International Husky Send-offs

Calling all international students! Celebrate with other new Huskies, current UW students, alumni and parents this summer before you leave for campus! Send-offs will be held this summer in countries around the world.

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Welcome Week events

At the UW, the new academic year begins in late September. Shortly before that, the campus comes alive with Welcome Week events. Although participation is not required, these events will give you the chance to meet other new Huskies and to connect with the UW community.

Dawg Daze

Dawg Daze is a time to connect, explore and get involved with the UW community that is now your home. Each day of Dawg Daze is packed with free events, including academic workshops, concerts, games, and open houses.

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New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation is a formal academic ceremony welcoming you and your family into the UW community. You will receive an invitation toward the end of the summer.

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Husky Kick-off

You’ll meet other incoming first-year students, see what being a student at the UW is all about, play games, and participate in one of the UW’s most cherished traditions: taking “the W photo.”

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Move-In Days

Now it gets real: You’ll receive keys and move into your new home on campus. UW staff and students will be there to welcome you, guide you, and help you unload. You’ll meet your roommate and start your Husky Experience in the residence halls.

  • Autumn: September 18-20, 2019

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