Welcome New Huskies

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

Summer quarter

Enrollment is open during summer quarter, 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 autumn.

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Early Fall Start (EFS)

Designed for incoming first-year students, Early Fall Start is a great way to jump-start your transition to college life. Courses begin about a month before autumn quarter — and all students pay in-state tuition for EFS classes!

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

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!

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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 become part of 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 Husky 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 your luggage. You’ll meet your roommate and start your Husky Experience in the residence halls.

  • Autumn: September 24-25, 2020

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