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Reserve a spot for Advising & Orientation

Advising & Orientation (A&O) is your introduction to the Husky Experience. You’re required to complete all three parts: 

  • Part 1: Self-guided First-Year Checklist and pre-A&O modules
  • Part 2: Remote live session on Zoom
  • Part 3: In-person, on-campus community connection meetings

International students: You must also complete the International Student Services (ISS) Pre-Arrival Checklist. You’ll also be invited to Regional Connection Groups in the summer and International Welcome Programs Sept. 16–24. 

Parents and families can register for the optional Family Orientation to learn about the UW and how to support you while you’re here!


In A&O, you’ll connect with an academic adviser to register for classes, discover important campus resources and begin building your community.

Reservations for A&O open May 15. For A&O Part 1, access your First-Year Checklist for specific reservation notices. A&O Part 2 will be held on Zoom from June through September. A&O Part 3 will begin Sept. 17–20 on campus. Meeting times will vary.

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