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Husky Summer

Start exploring your new community through one of the pre-fall programs listed below. Or connect with other future Huskies on ZeeMee!

Summer Sessions

Enrollment is open during Summer Sessions, 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 Sessions will become part of your UW transcript once you enroll in autumn.


Summer adventures with UWild

Make friends and explore the Pacific Northwest with UWild’s First-Year Adventures (FYA) — your Husky connection to the outdoors. Whether it’s backpacking, mountaineering, kayaking or rock climbing, there’s something for everyone. We schedule trips around the A&O summer schedule, so join us before or after your session and start your UW experience with an adventure.

Trips are available from July through September. Register now to hold your spot!


Welcome Week events

The UW’s academic year begins in late September. Shortly before that, Welcome Week offers a great way to begin your schoolyear. Although it’s not required, Welcome Week events give you the chance to meet other new Huskies and become part of the UW community.

Dawg Daze


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


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.


Husky Kickoff

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


Move-in days

Now it gets real: Receive your 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 your luggage. You’ll meet your roommate and start your Husky Experience in the residence halls.