Undergraduate Academic Affairs

September 27, 2016

Fast facts on helping students transition to the UW

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Advising and Orientation Fact Sheet screen shotFor many University of Washington staff and faculty members, summer “break” does not exist. From June to September, advisers, faculty, First Year Programs staff and student orientation leaders, and campus-wide partners welcomed thousands of new students and their families to the UW.

Even before classes start, first-year students began to anchor themselves here, form their academic identities and build community. Summer orientation laid the groundwork for them to understand and fully engage in the boundless opportunities inherent within the UW’s leading-edge student experience.

Check out this fact sheet on Advising and Orientation, and learn about first-year students’ pathway into understanding UW values and the Husky Experience as well as the impact a thoughtful University transition has on student retention.