Except for the residential hall tours, which require a timed ticket, breakout sessions and tours are open on a first-come, first-served basis limited to the admitted student plus one guest. We recommend having some alternative sessions, tours or activities to explore in case your session is full. Some sessions are also available during our virtual programming beginning March 28.

Schedule at a glance

March 26, 2022

8:30–9:30 a.m. CHECK-IN / Alaska Airlines Arena

We are expecting a large attendance, be sure to allow plenty of time to park and check-in before the program begins.

Pick up your residence hall tour ticket outside the south entrance to the arena.

Cashless concessions will be available in the concourse arena or stop by the Starbucks truck outside the south entrance.

9:30–10:15 a.m. WELCOME / Alaska Airlines Arena

11–11:45 a.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 1

12–1:15 p.m. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
For campus options, visit the housing and dining website. Or find a world of choices nearby in the U District.

12–3 p.m. HUSKY EXPERIENCE FAIR / HUB Lyceum & first floor

Various times TOURS

1:30–2:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 2

2:30–3:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 3

3:30–4:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSION 4

MAKE IT OFFICIAL

Ready to become a Husky? No need to wait. Experience the excitement of confirming your offer of admission in person in the atrium of Mary Gates Hall. Already confirmed? Stop by for some swag.

11 — 11:45 a.m. / Breakout session 1

Event name Description Location
Admission to the Foster School of Business

Also offered 3/28 virtually

Join the Foster School of Business for a 20-minute session on standard admission and the various specializations within the undergraduate business degree, followed by a Q&A. Paccar 294
Find yourself here: Majors, Minors and making the most of your UW experience The UW is full of opportunities to explore your academic and personal interests. But where should you start? Hear from deans and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences about how majors, minors, classes and other experiences outside your major can enhance your experience at the UW and beyond. HUB Ballroom

Capacity: 1428

The hidden profession: Medical Laboratory Science Do you love science and have a strong desire to work in medicine? Do you want to be part of a healthcare team and solve medical mysteries, but not necessarily work directly with patients? Medical Laboratory Science may be the degree program for you! Learn more about this alternative option in healthcare careers. HUB 332

Capacity: 120

Finding your community at the UW

Also offered at: 1:30

Also offered 4/6 virtually

Meet current UW students and get your questions answered about finding community and connection at the UW. HUB 334

Capacity: 132

The Husky Home experience

Also offered at: 2:30

Also offered 3/29 virtually

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A featuring our student leaders and members of our Residential Life and Dining Service staff. Learn more about the benefits of living on campus at the UW, and discover the opportunities you’ll have to build community, grow as a leader and create your own unique #HuskyHome experience! Kane Hall 130

Capacity: 720

Seattle 101: The student experience

Also offered at: 1:30 | 2:30 | 3:30

Also offered 4/4 virtually

What’s it really like in Seattle? Our students will tell you. We’ll talk about what to do for fun, transportation around the city, housing options, career and internship opportunities, safety and — of course — whether or not the weather is as bad as they say it is. Kane Hall 220

Capacity: 240

Informatics: Bending information technology toward equity and justice (direct admits only) Informatics majors study, design and develop information technology for the good of people, organizations and society. Meet with current Informatics majors and academic advisers to learn more about the program. HUB 145

Capacity: 138

It’s All About the Brotherhood

Also offered at: 3:30

The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) is a cohort-based initiative that aims to foster an inclusive community for Black, Latino, Native, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian men. We work to empower you for a lifetime of leadership, scholarship and service through seminars, peer mentors, career and professional development and more. Hear more from our staff and students. HUB 250

Capacity: 181

Helping Huskies get internships and jobs: Career & Internship Center essentials

Also offered at: 1:30

Find your path forward. Learn how UW students prepare for life after college by taking advantage of all the various resources offered by the Career & Internship Center.230 Kane Hall 110

Capacity: 230

Engagement in the First Year

Also offered at: 2:30 | 3:30

Transitioning to college can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Explore ways Student Academic Services (Advising, Academic Support and First Year Programs) supports your journey to the UW and throughout your first year at college. Kane Hall 120

Capacity: 440

Foster Freshman Direct advising session

Also offered at: 1:30

For students (and their guests) admitted freshmen direct to the Foster School of Business only. Learn about the benefits of being a Foster Direct admit, the various aspects of the undergraduate program and the numerous resources and majors within the degree. Paccar 292
Financial aid 101

Also offered at:  1:30 | 2:30 | 3:30

Also offered 4/6 virtually

Questions about the financial aid process? We’ve got answers. Kane Hall 210

Capacity: 240

Pathways for Inclusive Excellence: College of Engineering & Allen School information session (invite only) For students (and their guests) admitted to Pathways for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) in the College of Engineering and Allen School only. Learn about the pathways to reach your computer science and engineering goals: Engineering Dean’s Scholars, STARS and Start Up. Gates Center G20

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12 — 3 p.m. Husky experience fair / HUB Street (capacity: 500) & Lyceum (capacity: 392)

Ask a Student

Association for Latinx Professionals for America

AT&T

BECU

Black Student Union

Brotherhood Initiative

Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

Career and Internship Center

Certificate of International Business & Global Business Center

Chinese Student Association at UW

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Built Environments

College of Engineering Resource Tent

College of Nursing

College of the Environment

D Center

Department of Astronomy

Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

Department of Aerospace Studies

Disability Resources for Students

Environmental Policy Student Association (EPSA)

First Year Programs

Foster School of Business

FIUTS

Future Nurses Club

Grey Matters Journal

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

HOPE (Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education)

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

Housing and Food Services

Humanities First

Huskies for Neurodiversity

Husky Marching Band

Husky Robotics

Informatics

Lux Film Production Club

Medical Laboratory Science

Military Science (Army ROTC)

Minorities in Tech

Mixed Student Union at UW

Neuroscience Program

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Phi Delta Epsilon

Q-Center

Q-munity

School of Public Health

Sisterhood Initiative

Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion

Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Startup UW

Students for a Democratic Society at UW

Summer Health Professions Academy

Swing Kids at UW

UW Formula Motorsports

UW Recreation

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1:30 — 2:15 p.m. / Breakout session 2

Event name Description Location
Allen School welcome with Magdalena Bałazińska (Allen School direct admits only) Join us for a welcome and presentation from the Director of the Allen School, Magdalena Balazinska, followed by a short Q&A with members of the Undergraduate Student Services Team. We are excited to share academic information, extracurricular activities, research opportunities and more with our direct admit class of 2022! Kane Hall 130

Capacity: 720

College of Engineering freshman welcome

Also offered 4/5 virtually

For students (and their guests) admitted directly to the College of Engineering only. Learn about the range of academic pathways available to you, the first-year community in the college, ways in which you can explore your interests and other opportunities to maximize your UW engineering experience. HUB Ballroom

Capacity: 1428

Only at the UW: Signature experiences you can only find as a UW student in the College of Arts & Sciences There are many things that make pursuing your degree at the UW a unique experience. Faculty and current students will share information on a sample of signature programs, projects and opportunities that are found only at the UW. Kane Hall 110

Capacity: 230

Seattle 101: The student experience

Also offered at: 11:00 | 2:30 | 3:30

Also offered 4/4 virtually

What’s it really like in Seattle? Our students will tell you. We’ll talk about what to do for fun, transportation around the city, housing options, career and internship opportunities, safety and — of course — whether or not the weather is as bad as they say it is. HUB 332

Capacity: 120

Finding your community at the UW

Also offered at: 11:00

Also offered 4/6 virtually

Meet current UW students and get your questions answered about finding community and connection at the UW. HUB 334

Capacity: 132

Helping Huskies get internships and jobs: Career & Internship Center essentials

Also offered at: 11:00

Find your path forward. Learn how UW students prepare for life after college by taking advantage of all the various resources offered by the Career & Internship Center. Kane Hall 220

Capacity: 240

Admission to majors: Categories and considerations

Also offered at: 2:30 | 3:30

Also offered 3/31 virtually

Curious to learn more about admission to majors at the UW? Join us to discover the different major pathways and discuss the typical process for major exploration, preparation and entry. Kane Hall 210

Capacity: 240

The Greek experience The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life look forward to sharing about fraternity and sorority membership opportunities at the University of Washington and what makes our fraternal community unique. Kane Hall 120

Capacity: 440

Financial aid 101

Also offered at:  11:00 | 2:30 | 3:30

Also offered 4/6 virtually

Questions about the financial aid process? We’ve got answers. HUB 250

Capacity: 181

Foster Freshman Direct advising session For students (and their guests) admitted freshmen direct to the Foster School of Business only. Learn about the benefits of being a Foster Direct admit, the various aspects of the undergraduate program and the numerous resources and majors within the degree. Paccar 292

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2:30 — 3:15 p.m. / Breakout session 3

Event name Description Location
Demo lecture: Applications of machine learning in a world of uncertainty (Allen School direct admits only) Want to experience what it’s like to be part of an Allen School class? Join faculty member, Hunter Schafer, for a demo lecture: “What should we do when faced with uncertainty — Should we assume an optimistic or pessimistic outcome?” In this talk, we will see how being optimistic leads to a surprisingly powerful set of algorithms that can be applied in a wide suite of applications, like helping Netflix decide what to display to its user and helping Google recommend the fastest route to your destination. Gates Center G20 (Amazon Auditorium)
Admission to majors: Categories and considerations

Also offered at: 1:30 | 3:30

Also offered 3/31 virtually

Curious to learn more about admission to majors at the UW? Join us to discover the different major pathways and discuss the typical process for major exploration, preparation and entry. Kane Hall 210

Capacity: 240

The Husky Home experience

Also offered at: 11:00

Also offered 3/29 virtually

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A featuring our student leaders and members of our Residential Life and Dining Service staff. Learn more about the benefits of living on campus at the UW, and discover the opportunities you’ll have to build community, grow as a leader and create your own unique #HuskyHome experience! HUB Ballroom

Capacity: 1,428

From pre-major to professional: Thinking about your career The vast majority of entering first-year students are admitted as undeclared majors to the UW: pre-sciences, pre-humanities, or the catchall “pre-major.” While the freedom to explore might sound great, the reality is many students and their families are concerned with finding the “right” major for career opportunities after graduation. Come join this panel of students and recent alums who were all admitted as pre-majors, found their academic pathways, and went on to secure gainful employment: hear their advice and ask questions about how to make the most of your UW experience. Kane Hall 110

Capacity: 230

Seattle 101: The student experience

Also offered at: 11:00 | 1:30 | 3:30

Also offered 4/4 virtually

What’s it really like in Seattle? Our students will tell you. We’ll talk about what to do for fun, transportation around the city, housing options, career and internship opportunities, safety and — of course — whether or not the weather is as bad as they say it is. HUB 332

Capacity: 120

Pre-Health @ the UW

Also offered at: 3:30

Learn how UW students set themselves up for success for a career in health. Topics discussed will include courses and major planning, as well as opportunities for clinical exposure, undergraduate research and leadership. Kane Hall 120

Capacity: 440

Encontrar su comunidad con la Oficina de Asuntos de Minorias y Diversidad. Construyendo una comunidad para estudiantes de la minoria, la Oficina de Asuntos de Minorias y Diversidas está aquí para apoyar su éxito en la Universidad de Washington. Obtenga más información sobre recursos académicos y tutorías, y como encontrar su hogar lejos del hogar. Tambien cubriremos los pasos para hacerlo oficial y converstirse en un Husky! HUB 214

Capacity: 80

Sorority experience panel

Also offered at: 3:30

The UW sorority community is comprised of three peer governing councils for sororities: the Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Association. Current members of each council will be available to answer your questions. Kane Hall 220

Capacity: 240

Fraternity experience panel

Also offered at: 3:30

The UW fraternity community is comprised of three peer governing councils for fraternities: the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Current members of each council will be available to answer your questions. HUB 145

Capacity: 138

Engineering student experience panel

Also offered at: 3:30

Also offered 3/31 virtually

Wondering what it’s really like to be an engineering student at the UW? Get your questions answered by current engineering students. Kane Hall 130

Capacity: 720

Financial aid 101

Also offered at: 11:00 | 1:30 | 3:30

Also offered 4/6 virtually

Questions about the financial aid process? We’ve got answers. HUB 250

Capacity: 181

Engagement in the First Year

Also offered at: 11:00 | 3:30

Transitioning to college can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Explore ways Student Academic Services (Advising, Academic Support and First Year Programs) supports your journey to the UW and throughout your first year at college. HUB 334

Capacity: 132

Business to better humanity: Inclusion and diversity efforts in the Foster School of Business

Also offered 4/7 virtually

Learn how Foster is striving to increase diversity and develop leaders focused on creating more equitable and just business practices. Meet staff from the Undergraduate Diversity Services (UDS) team, as well as current Foster students representing clubs like the Asian Business Student Association (ABSA), the Association of Black Business Students (ABBS), the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), First Generation Business Leaders (FGBL), the Native Business Association (NBA), Undergraduate Women in Business (UWiB) and more! Paccar 390
Connected and protected with AT&T AT&T will cover ways to get connected with a diverse device line up, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, and ways to keep those devices and personal data secure and protected. Additionally, UW students and their families are eligible to receive a special offer! HUB 340

Capacity: 72

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3:30 — 4:15 p.m. / Breakout session 4

Event name Description Location
Admission to majors: Categories and considerations

Also offered at: 1:30 | 2:30

Also offered 3/31 virtually

Curious to learn more about admission to majors at the UW? Join us to discover the different major pathways and discuss the typical process for major exploration, preparation and entry. Kane Hall 210

Capacity: 240

Seattle 101: The student experience

Also offered at: 11:00 | 1:30 | 2:30

Also offered 4/4 virtually

What’s it really like in Seattle? Our students will tell you. We’ll talk about what to do for fun, transportation around the city, housing options, career and internship opportunities, safety and — of course — whether or not the weather is as bad as they say it is. Kane Hall 120

Capacity: 440

Pre-Health @ the UW

Also offered at: 2:30

Learn how UW students set themselves up for success for a career in health. Topics discussed will include courses and major planning, as well as opportunities for clinical exposure, undergraduate research and leadership. Kane Hall 130

Capacity: 720

Meet the Sisterhood Initiative: Reception Learn more about the Sisterhood Initiative, a new program for undergraduate women of color at the UW, and enjoy a snack and great company, too! Kane Hall 225

Capacity: 135

It’s All About the Brotherhood

Also offered at: 11:00

The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) is a cohort-based initiative that aimes to foster an inclusive community for Black, Latino, Native, Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian men. We work to empower you for a lifetime of leadership, scholarship and service through seminars, peer mentors, career and professional development and more. Hear more from our staff and students. HUB 332

Capacity: 120

Sorority experience panel

Also offered at: 2:30

The UW sorority community is comprised of three peer governing councils for sororities: the Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Association. Current members of each council will be available to answer your questions. Kane Hall 220

Capacity: 240

Fraternity experience panel

Also offered at: 2:30

The UW fraternity community is comprised of three peer governing councils for fraternities: the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council. Current members of each council will be available to answer your questions. HUB 145

Capacity: 138

Financial aid 101

Also offered at: 11:00 | 1:30 | 2:30

Also offered 4/6 virtually

Questions about the financial aid process? We’ve got answers. HUB 250

Capacity: 1428

Engagement in the First Year

Also offered at: 11:00 | 2:30

Transitioning to college can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Explore ways Student Academic Services (Advising, Academic Support and First Year Programs) supports your journey to the UW and throughout your first year at college. HUB Ballroom

Capacity: 1428

Engineering student experience panel

Also offered at: 2:30

Also offered 3/31 virtually

Wondering what it’s really like to be an engineering student at the UW? Get your questions answered by current engineering students. Kane Hall 110

Capacity: 230

The first year at Foster: Freshman direct student panel For students (and their guests) admitted freshmen direct to the Foster School of Business only. Wondering what it’s really like to be a freshman direct student at the Foster School of Business? Hear it straight from a Husky’s mouth. Current UW students and freshman direct alum will answer any questions you have about life at Foster. Paccar 292
Informatics: Bending information technology toward equity and justice Informatics majors study, design, and develop information technology for the good of people, organizations and society. Meet with current Informatics students and academic advisers to learn more about the program. HUB 334

Capacity: 132

Allen School closing session (direct admits only)
4:30 – 5 p.m.
To close out the Allen School programming, join us for treats and mingling with other admitted students Gates Center Northeast side

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Various times / Tours

Tour name Description Location
McCarty Innovation & Learning Lab

12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

In this 20-minute tour of the McCarty Innovation Learning Lab (MILL) you’ll explore a hands-on makerspace where the UW community comes together, both formally and informally, to imagine, discover, innovate and responsibly create. McCarty Hall entrance
The 8 Makerspace Tour

12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The 8 is a high- and low-tech makerspace environment for students, staff and faculty filled with tools and resources to build and prototype their next great idea. The 8 makes the most of a social, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment that connects the UW creative community. McMahon Hall entrance
Area 01/Dabble Lab Makerspace Tour

12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Area 01 is a community-focused interdisciplinary learning destination featuring a makerspace, music and video labs and a gaming area in Maple Hall, which is the location for the Engineering Living Learning Community. Maple Hall Area 01 front desk lobby
Computer Science Building Tours (Allen School direct admits only)

Tours from 2:45 – 4:30 only

Allen School Direct Admit students and their loved ones will have the opportunity to join a small group of tours led by current students on our Allen School Ambassador team. You will get to see the Undergraduate Student Services suite, classrooms, lecture halls and the Undergraduate Commons. The 30-minute tour will end at an outdoor tabling session featuring undergraduate advisors, faculty, student groups, a parent/family Q&A table and more. The last tour leaves at 4 p.m. Gates Center First floor
College of Built Environments, Tour of Gould Hall

ONLY ONE TOUR OFFERED: 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Tour highlights include; spaces where students learn and work including classrooms, studios, the fabrication lab, the computer lab, the library and more. Enter Gould Hall at the corner of 15th & 40th St. Upon entering the building, make your way to the central staircase and head one floor down to meet in front of the coffee shop on the ground floor. Gould Hall Lobby
Campus Tour

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Other virtual tour options:

Gorgeous architecture. Ten thousand trees. Views of Lake Washington and Mount Rainier. The UW is a scenic oasis in an urban setting. Take a tour through the heart of campus as you explore the Liberal Arts Quadrangle, Drumheller Fountain, Sylvan Grove and more. Red Square NewHuskies22
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Residential Hall Tour

10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Other options:

Tour our West campus or North campus residence halls and learn the benefits of living in our #HuskyHome community! Pick up your timed ticket outside of Alaska Airlines arena before and after the Welcome. Can’t get your ticket at the Welcome? Tickets will also be available at tour locations. North campus: Denny Field, outside Oak Hall; West campus: between Maple Hall and Terry Hall

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