New Student Orientation

Freshmen | Running Start | Transfer | International | Family

 


 

Freshmen Students

 

Husky Orientation Week

Husky Orientation Week (H.O.W.) is your academic and social orientation to the UW Tacoma and helps you transition to life as a new Husky. This is your chance to meet your new classmates, meet Peer Advisors, learn about UW Tacoma’s academic, social, and campus expectations, and to have fun!

As a newly admitted student, you will be required to attend Husky Orientation Week before you receive your Husky ID Card.

Orientation Registration is closed.  

Orientation Schedule

Freshmen Student Orientation Dates 
Tuesday, September 20 - Session Full
Wednesday, September 21- Session Full
Thursday, September 22

Please contact the Office of Student Transition Programs at 253-692-4421 or uwtstp@uw.edu for questions. 


Running Start Students

 

Husky Orientation Week

If you are a high school student that has earned more than 45 credits through a combination of AP, IB, or Running Start you should register for one of our Freshman Husky Orientation Week sessions. 

Running Start students are required to attend an on campus orientation before receiving a Husky ID card.

Orientation Registration is closed.

Orientation Schedule

Running Start Student Orientation Dates
Tuesday, September 20 - Session Full
Wednesday, September 21- Session Full
Thursday, September 22

Please contact the Office of Student Transition Programs at 253-692-4421 or uwtstp@uw.edu for questions. 


Transfer Students

Husky Orientation Week

Completing an orientation (on campus or online) is required for all Transfer students before receiving your Husky ID card. Transfer students can register for classes prior to orientation but are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor.

Orientation Registration is closed.

Orientation Schedule

Transfer Student Orientation Dates
Monday, September 19 - Session Full
Thursday, September 22
Friday, September 23

Please contact the Office of Student Transition Programs at 253-692-4421 or uwtstp@uw.edu for questions. 

Online Orientation

The overall goal of the Online Orientation is to provide you with a seamless transition to the University of Washington Tacoma.

  • Online Orientation is offered to transfer students unable to attend an on-campus orientation session. We strongly recommend participation in an on-campus orientation program whenever possible.
  • As a transfer student Orientation is not required to register for classes
  • The online orientation will be sent to students beginning Monday, September 19. Once the online orientation is completed, students are able to pick up their Husky ID card in two ways: 
  1. Friday, September 23 during Husky Orientation Week from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on the 1st floor of the Matress Factory (MAT) building.   
  2. After Husky Orientation Week from the Office of the Registrar, Mattress Factory (MAT) 253, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


International Students

More information regarding Orientation for International Students can be found on the website for International Student Services: International Student Services.

 


Family

Family Orientation

We encourage families to attend a one-day orientation designed just for them, which explains about resources and support services. It is an exciting time for families and we look forward to meeting you and answering your questions about resources that can support your student. 

Family Orientation Date
Saturday, September 17 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Topics discussed include:
  • Student life and academic development
  • Health and well-being
  • Campus involvement
  • Student transition: the role of the family
  • Career development

Family Members Register Here