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Freshman | Running Start | Transfer | International | Family


 

Freshman Students

 

Pre-Orientation Event: Jump Start to Success

Jump Start to Success is your early guide to success before Orientation, helping you to transition to UW Tacoma. This is your chance to meet your new classmates, meet peer mentors, learn how to use your strengths and register for classes.

As a newly admitted Freshman student, your attendance at Jump Start to Success is expected.

Starting Quarter Registration Program Dates
(pick ONE)
Time Registration Closes 

Autumn 2018

Register

Monday, June 18

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   

Tuesday, June 12

Autumn 2018

Register

Thursday, June 21

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   

Tuesday, June 12

Autumn 2018

Register

Friday, June 22

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   

Tuesday, June 12

We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer as your browser when registering for Jump Start/Orientation  

Example Jump Start Schedule

Please contact the Office of Student Transition Programs at 253-692-4421 or uwtstp@uw.edu for questions. If you have any health issues, or mental health concerns that may impact your ability to attend, study or complete coursework, please contact the Disability Resources for Students office. The physical office is located on campus inside the Mattress Factory, room 354. Their phone number is 253-692-4508, and their email is drsuwt@uw.edu.


Running Start Students

 

Pre-Orientation Event: Jump Start to Success

Jump Start to Success is your early guide to success before Orientation, helping you to transition to UW Tacoma. This is your chance to meet your new classmates, meet peer mentors, learn how to use your strengths and register for classes. 

As a newly admitted Running Start student, your attendance at Jump Start to Success is expected.

Starting Quarter Registration Program Dates
(pick ONE)
Time Registration Closes 

Autumn 2018

Register

Tuesday, June 19

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12

Autumn 2018

Register

Wednesday, June 20

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 12

We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer as your browser when registering for Jump Start/Orientation

Example Jump Start Schedule

Please contact the Office of Student Transition Programs at 253-692-4421 or uwtstp@uw.edu for questions. If you have any health issues, or mental health concerns that may impact your ability to attend, study or complete coursework, please contact the Disability Resources for Students office. The physical office is located on campus inside the Mattress Factory, room 354. Their phone number is 253-692-4508, and their email is drsuwt@uw.edu.


Transfer Students

 

Husky Orientation Week

 Husky Orientation Week 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 mentors, learn about UW Tacoma’s academic, social, and campus expectations, and to have fun! Completing an orientation (on campus or through Canvas) 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.

As a newly admitted student, you will be required to complete an orientation (in person or through Canvas) before you receive your Husky ID Card. 

Starting Quarter Registration Program Dates
(pick ONE)
Time Registration Closes 

Autumn 2018

Register

 

Monday, September 17

9:00 a.m. - 1:35 p.m.

Friday, September 7

Autumn 2018

Register

 

Tuesday September 18

9:00 a.m. - 1:35 p.m.

Friday, September 7

Autumn 2018

Register

 

Tuesday September 18

3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 7

Autumn 2018

Register

 

Court 17 Students

Friday September 21

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday, September 7

We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer as your browser when registering for Orientation

View Example Schedule

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.
  • You can complete online orientation, known as Transition 201, through Canvas.
  • You will receive an email once Transition 201 is live, typically after the on campus orientation has completed. 

Once the online orientation is completed, students are able to pick up their Husky ID card after Orientation has completed, beginning the Monday after orientation from the Office of the Registrar, Mattress Factory (MAT) 253, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Please contact the Office of Student Transition Programs at 253-692-4421 or uwtstp@uw.edu for questions. If you have any health issues, or mental health concerns that may impact your ability to attend, study or complete coursework, please contact the Disability Resources for Students office. The physical office is located on campus inside the Mattress Factory, room 354. Their phone number is 253-692-4508, and their email is drsuwt@uw.edu.


    International Students

    International Student Services have prepared an online information session which covers International Student specific information. Please be sure to complete the New International Student Online Information Session before attending orientation.

    There is NO International Student specific orientation program. International Students attend orientation programs along with domestic students. Please attend the orientation that fits your student types; Freshmen, Running Start or Transfer Students.

    At the end of your orientation day, please attend the New International Students Meet and Greet Session. You can meet New International Students as well as ISS staff during this brief session.  


    Family

    Family Orientation

    Welcome to the University of Washington Tacoma! We encourage parents/families to attend orientation with their students to hear about resources and support services. It is an exciting time for families and we look forward to meeting and answering your questions about resources that can support your student. 

    Registration  Program Date

    Opens in July

    Saturday, September 15

    We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer as your browser when registering for Orientation

     

    Topics discussed include:                                          

    • Student life 
    • Health and well-being
    • Campus involvement
    • Student transition: the role of the family
    • Career development
    • Financial Aid
    • Faculty