Greetings and welcome to the UW Tacoma Online New Student Orientation!

New Student Orientation presents students new to the campus community with valuable information and resources to aid in a success academic and social transition to the UW Tacoma community.

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Welcome message from Vice Chancellor JW Harrington!

Online New Student Orientation is divided into 10 segments

Each segment of Online New Student Orientation will have an assessment to complete at the end. These assessments are required in order to complete Online New Student Orientation. Once you have completed all 10 segments and receive an acceptable score on the assessment an email will be sent to the Office of Student Transition. Once this email is received acknowledging the passing score, your course registration hold will be lifted within 24 hours.

  1. Why is New Student Orientation Important to Me?
  2. UW Tacoma Mission, Vision and Values
  3. College Student Transitions
  4. The Essentials - UW Tacoma Programs and Services
  5. Your Husky Experience - Getting Involved On-Campus
  6. Technology and You
  7. Academic Advising
  8. Course Registration
  9. Explore. Dream. Discover.
  10. Checklist for Success

Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Transition with any questions or concerns at 253-692-4421. 

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